A presentation of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and Lockheed Corporation in association with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.Blue Planet reveals the earth to us as only a few people have ever seen it: from space. Orbiting 200 miles above earth's surface, we can see familiar landforms: the majestic Himalayas, giant Namib desert sand dunes, jewel-like Caribbean islands. From this unique vantage point we see how natural forces -- volcanoes, earthquakes, and hurricanes -- affect our planet, and how a powerful new force -- humankind -- has begun to alter the face of the earth. From Amazon rain forests to Serengeti grasslands, Blue Planet inspires a new appreciation of life on earth, our only home.Blue Planet was filmed in the IMAX format and exhibited in IMAX theaters worldwide. The DVD version is digitally mastered from original 70MM film elements with the sound components specially mixed and mastered to produce the highest quality Dolby Surround soundtrack.