Natural Selection is a captivating fulldome film that takes viewers on an immersive journey through the life and discoveries of Charles Darwin. Produced by Mirage3D, this film is a tribute to the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s groundbreaking publication, “On the Origin of Species,” as well as the 200th anniversary of his birth. With an epic soundtrack by Mark Slater, recorded with the Budapest Film Orchestra, and narrated by the talented Tony Maples, Natural Selection offers an unforgettable cinematic experience.

Mark Slater at Magyar Radio with Budapest Film Orchestra recording Natural Selection soundtrack

The film begins by transporting us back in time to join Darwin on his historic voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. As we set sail with him to the Galapagos Islands, we witness the awe-inspiring landscapes and diverse wildlife that would inspire Darwin’s later theory of transmutation by natural selection. Through stunning visual effects and expert storytelling, the film brings to life the excitement and wonder of Darwin’s scientific exploration.

From the comfort of Down House in Kent, Darwin himself serves as our guide, explaining the mechanism of natural selection to the audience. He presents compelling evidence from the natural world, showcasing the intricate adaptations and survival strategies that have shaped the diversity of life on Earth. Through mesmerizing visuals, we witness the intricate dance between predator and prey, the delicate balance of ecosystems, and the astonishing beauty of nature’s design.

Natural Selection not only educates viewers about Darwin’s theory but also immerses them in the thrill of scientific discovery. The film captures the essence of Darwin’s curiosity and passion for understanding the natural world, inspiring audiences to embrace their own sense of wonder and curiosity. It highlights the importance of observation, critical thinking, and evidence-based reasoning in the pursuit of scientific knowledge.

The film is available in two versions: a 42-minute version and a shorter 23-minute version. This allows for flexibility in programming, catering to different audiences and time constraints. Whether it’s a school field trip, a museum exhibit, or a planetarium show, Natural Selection offers an engaging and educational experience for viewers of all ages.

In conclusion, Natural Selection is a visually stunning and intellectually stimulating film that celebrates the legacy of Charles Darwin. It takes audiences on a captivating journey, from the Galapagos Islands to the comfort of Darwin’s own home, unraveling the mysteries of natural selection along the way. With its breathtaking visuals, epic soundtrack, and informative narration, this film is a must-see for anyone interested in the wonders of the natural world and the power of scientific exploration.

Experience Natural Selection and embark on a journey of discovery that will leave you in awe of the beauty and complexity of life on Earth.

Watch Natural Selection – Full Show in 16:9 Format

Available formats: 

4K Fulldome – 30fps, 4K Fulldome 3D – 30fps, Flatscreen, Flatscreen 3D, VR

Available languages: 

English, German, French, Catalan, Dutch, Greek, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish (Spain)

Suitable for: 

College, General Audiences, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Covered subject areas: 

Life Science, Biology, Natural history, Science history, Geology, Oceanography, Nature


Jena Fulldome Festival 2010, Award of Excellence and highest audience score
Imiloa Fulldome Film Festival, Award for Best Audio Track
Espinho Immersive Film Festival IFF’09, Finalist “HMS Beagle”


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