--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National Geographic:
WHAT: During the groundbreaking two-hour global television event EARTH LIVE, National Geographic (@NatGeoChannel) brought viewers a night of unprecedented wildlife programming, showcasing the best of the animal kingdom in real time and spectacular fashion.
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A small camera rigged on a Golden Eagle provided a FIRST-EVER
LIVE birds-eye view as it flew over Oregon while GPS provided a live
readout of the eagle’s speed, altitude and position. LINK:
In Frederick Sound, Alaska, a specifically designed drone called the
“snot-bot” captured DNA from a humpback whale in A LIVE TELEVISION
In Fiji, Emmy Award-Winning cinematographer Andy Casagrande
broadcasted live, underwater from a feeding frenzy of bull sharks in
the South Pacific. LINK:
On a remote Thai island, a troop of long-tailed macaques demonstrated
tool use. These intelligent monkeys use rocks to pry oysters and other
shellfish off the rocks, and then crack them open for the food inside.
In Australia, hundreds of weaver ants were hard at work creating
elaborate nests out of rainforest leaves. They use the silk produced
by their own larvae to glue the incredible construction together. LINK:
PHOTOS: https://files.natgeonetworks.com/_hC1AxzqlvwdSsR credit: National Geographic/Scott Gries
EARTH LIVE was anchored in a New York City studio and guided by hosts Lynch and Keoghan as it was simulcast globally on National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO in 171 countries and 45 languages (live in some regions, live to tape in others). Joining the hosts in studio was animal expert, zoologist and naturalist Chris Packham. Together, Lynch, Keoghan and Packham gave viewers access to dozens of key locations across six continents — from South America to Asia and everywhere in between — as world-renowned cinematographers used cutting-edge technology to showcase a number of wildlife firsts. And, for the first time, viewers were able to watch live wildlife lit only by the moon, in full color, via new low-light camera technology with a Canon ME20.
Over the course of the two-hour broadcast, viewers witnessed the earth’s greatest wildlife, shot by the world’s greatest wildlife cinematographers: Emmy award-winning wildlife cinematographer Bob Poole was in Ethiopia to get up close and personal with a hyena clan, filming with ultra-lowlight camera technology; legendary National Geographic photographer Steve Winter, best known for his work documenting the cats of the Pantanal over the past 20 years, gave viewers an inside look at the ocelot, a rare and elusive cat; the celebrated wildlife cameraman and National Geographic Explorer Sandesh Kadur focused on langurs, the Old World monkeys found in Jodhpur, India; Sophie Darlington, who made her name filming big cats, employed cutting-edge, military-grade thermal imaging cameras to expose the hunting strategy of a pride of lions in Kenya’s Masai Mara; and Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Andy Casagrande broadcast live underwater from a feeding frenzy of bull sharks in the South Pacific’s Fiji.
EARTH LIVE is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions, Berman Productions and Plimsoll Productions for National Geographic. Al Berman, Gil Goldschein, Andrew Jackson, Martha Holmes and James Smith are executive producers. For National Geographic, Michael J. Miller is the executive producer; Kevin Tao Mohs is vice president, production and development; and Tim Pastore is president of original programming and production.
EARTH LIVE is presented and powered by Nature Valley.