Elephants—Spy in the Herd

Fri, 2007-11-16 07:35 by Lesley · Forum/category:

Video: Elephants—Spy in the Herd

The video Elephants—Spy in the Herd is an intimate view of elephants from the point of view of "dung" cameras. Truly fascinating, lovely, sweet, and amusing.

Elephants -Spy in the Herd

Mon, 2008-07-21 18:41 by neeter

Loved watching it!
Elephants are truly a real family and this shows how much they care for and support each other in many ways. I know this is just a glimpse, but it is very fascinating.

Watched whole video.

Sat, 2007-11-17 21:58 by 2colleens

Watched whole video. Amazing. Really looking forward to new video of Echo and family as well. Great work.

Spy in the Herd

Sat, 2007-11-17 16:48 by Jan

WOW! Thank you so much for sharing this video. It may be several years before it gets to the US so I can't thank you enough for posting the link.

It blows my mind that all or part of this film was done with dung cameras. As one who regularly photos and videos elephants, it was an amazing job. How does the dung cam know when to telephoto in on something and then zoom back? I can only presume that a camera team was there not only managing the dung cam but also taking regular videos. It certainly shared close up views of elephants that probably only people like Cynthia's group and Iain's group get to see. With 12 trips to Amboseli and Tsavo I've never been lucky enough to get most of these close-up videos!

I'm going to share this video link with all that I know who love elephants.

Again, many thanks.

Thanks a lot!

Fri, 2007-11-16 11:20 by Hans

Just watched the entire movie and enjoyed it thoroughly. I can only agree with Lesley. Thanks for this link!

The movie was filmed entirely with dung cameras in Amboseli and Samburu, Kenya, and Chobe, Botswana. The Amboseli Elephant Research Project and Joyce Poole are credited.

Technical data:


BBC Prime:

Elephants - Spy In The Herd

Narrated by
David Attenborough

Duration: 32 minutes, 52 seconds


Michael W Richards

special camera devices
Geoffrey Bell

Stuart Napier

dubbing editors
Paul Cowgill
  Paul Coooper

dubbing mixer
Peter Daviews

Anna Fuller

Jonathon Prosser

Will Gregory
  Governors Santana Bush Band

with thanks to
  Kenya Wildlife Service
  Buffalo Springs Reserve
  Samburu National Reserve
  Chobe National Park
  Save the Elephants
  Amboseli Elephant Research Project
  Joyce Poole

scientific consultant
Iain Douglas-Hamilton

Claire Braden

production co-ordinator
Olivia Hill

production manager
Margaret Black

assistant producer
Philop Dalton

For the BBC

production executive
Christina Hamilton

executive producers
Adam Kemp
Neil Nightingale

written & produced by
John Downer

For BBC & Discovery Channel

BBC Bristol

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