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Filmmakers wait out bad weather to film langur monkeys

They are among the rarest creatures on Earth, and to get footage, the crew had to use drones. But first, they had to wait out the weather.

Behind the Scenes on Earth: One Amazing Day - Monkeys

3 years ago
Weather and technology played havoc with filmmakers attempts to film langur monkeys. 1:44

The White Headed Langurs, living on the Changzhou mountains in South West China are among the rarest creatures on Earth. They travel to the forest to feed during the day and then scramble back to their cliff-side caves at nightfall.  

The crew needed to use drones to get footage of the remarkable climb.  But first, they had to wait out the unseasonal weather.

Watch Earth: One Amazing Day for more spectacular stories.


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