English, English Subtitles
Throughout history butterflies have fascinated artists and philosophers, scientists and school children with their profound mystery and beauty. In METAMORPHOSIS you will explore their remarkable world as few have before.
Spectacular photography, computer animation and magnetic resonance imaging open once hidden doors to every stage of a butterfly's life-cycle. From an egg the size of a pinhead…to a magnificent flying insect. It is a transformation so incredible biologists have called it "butterfly magic."
The superbly engineered body of a butterfly is magnified hundreds of times to reveal compound eyes made of thousands of individual lenses, wings covered with microscopic solar panels that warm the insect's muscles for flight, and navigational systems that unerringly guide Monarch butterflies on their annual migration from Canada to Mexico.
How did these extraordinary creatures come into being? Are they the products of a blind, undirected process? Or, were they designed by an intelligence that transcends the material world?
Filmed in the rain forests of Ecuador, Mexico's Trans-Volcanic mountain range, and leading research centers, METAMORPHOSIS is an unforgettable documentary filled with the joys of discovery and wonder.
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3 members reviewed: Metamorphosis
- Crystal R
Amazing cinematogrophy! The vibrancy & pace keep you engaged in this documentary even if you're not "scientific". Wonderful teaching tool & commentators give great information in layman terms.
You will never look at a caterpillar, butterfly or moth the same way again. Nothing throws "cold water" on the evolutionary theory of "with enough time" like the metamorphosis of the butterfly.
- Bobbi B
It is definitely state of the art science at its finest.
- Katherine L
This is a fantastic,helpful movie, especially for the butterfly gardener. It should be shown in all schools. Today I have 8 Monarch caterpillars.Hall-le u-YAH!