The perfect wave - BBC catches surfing and the ocean on beautiful, slow-mo HD

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You must watch this in HD.

There's just something about HD filming and slow-motion camerawork that makes for even more stunning visuals that usual.

Such is the case with this fantastic documentary from Britain's BBC2 series, "South Pacific." Gizmodo did a nice job breaking down the shooting technique, but it's hard to care about the nuts and bolts when you watch this apparently groundbreaking footage - the voiceover says it's first of its kind views of a wave in action in super slow-mo.

The BBC always churns out some of the best HD nature images available - those of you who have seen the "Planet Earth" series know this full well. But "South Pacific" has yet to run in England, so there's no telling when the series will hit U.S. airwaves, unfortunately. And the site for the show doesn't offer much, though they do offer a synopsis of the first episode, running this weekend, called "Ocean of Islands."

The South Pacific islands are the most remote in the world. Their extraordinary isolation has created some of the most curious, surprising and precarious examples of life found anywhere on Earth; from giant crabs that tear open coconuts, to flesh-eating caterpillars that impale their prey on dagger-like claws.

Come on, Discovery. Get on it!

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