Saturday, March 13, 2010

Paradox of the Andes

In the high Andes mountains of Ecuador, the intense power of the equatorial sun beats down through thin air onto a grassland world fringed by glaciers and cloud forest.
Every day is like summer, and every night is like winter. Within a 24-hour cycle, plants and animals adapt to both blistering heat and freezing temperatures--but how? Part of the Discovery Channel's award-winning Equator series, an epic production--capturing every detail in High Definition--that takes viewers on a 32,000-mile odyssey chasing the sun to some of the most extreme and diverse locations on the planet.

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