It will be the fourth 3D collaboration between Sky and David Attenborough.

Sky has unveiled its fourth 3D project with Sir David Attenborough, a three part natural history series about the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos 3D will be the fourth collaboration between Sky and Attenborough following the BAFTA winning Flying Monsters 3D, The Bachelor King 3D and Kingdom of Plants 3D, a series based at Kew Gardens which is due to air on Sky 3D next year. 

Written and presented by Attenborough, Galapagos 3D is scheduled to air on Sky 3D in late 2012. It was commissioned by Sky’s head of factual and features, Celia Taylor.

It will be the first film to be produced by Colossus Productions - the production company formed by Sky and Atlantic Productions in July. The joint venture was created to develop original 3D programming for UK and International audiences.

The commission is part of Sky’s bid to increase its investment in UK originated content by 50% to £600million a year by 2014.

John Cassy, director, Sky 3D, said: “Sir David and Atlantic Productions are the natural partners to take on this ambitious project on - and ensure our natural history programming continues to break new ground.”

Executive producer, CEO of Atlantic Productions and co-founder of Colossus Productions, Anthony Geffen added that he was “very excited to be making our first 3D project at Colossus Productions – it is our most ambitious yet and will involve micro and macro filming on location and state-of-the art 3D visual effects which will peel away the Earth’s surface and shed light on the hidden forces that have built and shaped the islands.”