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  • CAMERAMEN WHO DARE

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Cameraman Kim Wolhuter steps into the heart of a wild hyena clan. Mike Richards climbs 120 feet into the rainforest canopy to film a bird believed extinct. Filmmaker Vicky Stone creeps within feet of Africa’s largest crocodiles during their annual feast. Cave diving expert Shane Moore disappears into the Gateway to Hell. They get the shots that change the way we see our planet. They film untamed nature. They are the Cameramen Who Dare.

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  • Cameramen Who Dare: Shark Swarm
    To capture one of the world’s most elusive whales on film, cameraman Charles Maxwell braves violent storms, savage seas and hundreds of aggressive sharks. Forgoing the use of cages or chainmail, Charles launches himself into a massive sardine shoal – a magnet for apex predators of the deep. Fending off sharks, his focus shifts from filming to survival when one comes in for a bite. But, his brush with danger pays off when, after 10 years, he finally captures a Byrde’s whale on the hunt. Submerging into alligator territory, cameraman Mark Rackley braves the murky waters of the Florida Everglades in search of 450-kilogram gators that can pinpoint prey with zero visibility – and nearly becomes lunch himself. In Africa, John Varty captures beautiful imagery of leopard cubs before coming face-to-face with their mother, and wildlife filmmaker Peter Lamberti narrowly evades a charging elephant in Namibia’s harsh desert.
  • Cameramen Who Dare: Crocodile Ambush
    Just centimetres away from massive Nile crocs, Vicky Stone captures a stunning ambush, as crocs lunge 1.5 metres out of the water and, with 13 tonnes of bite force, take down unsuspecting wildebeest.In South Africa, Kim Wolhuterimmerseshimself with one hyena clan in hopes of filming– at night and on foot – the beasts on the hunt, and develops a unique bond with the clan’s youngest members. In one of the world’s largest and mysterious underground networks, cave diver Shane Moore illuminates enormous caverns cloaked in perpetual darkness for 18,000 years. But cave diving is not without risks – a fact that Shane and his team are acutely aware of – as they swim by the remains of previous divers. Scale a tropical canopy to capture the first footage of a bird believed extinct and re-live the thrilling high and terrifying aftermath when one camerawoman finds herself within arm’s reach of a humpback mother and calf.
  • Cameramen Who Dare: Bear Battleground
    A dream assignment filming buffalo takes a nightmarish turn when wildlife camerawoman Karin Slater’s helicopter violently plummets to the ground in remote Zambia. Despite breaking two vertebrae and crushing another, Karin makes the 10-kilometre back to camp with only a bent rifle to protect her, saving herself and the severely injured crew. In the heart of Alaska’s bear country, acclaimed filmmaker Neil Rettig finds himself in the midst of a colossal bear brawl whentwo young males panic – and rush directly at Neil. Armed with deadly venom powerful enough to dissolve human flesh, Japanese giant hornets massacre 30,000 honeybees in an hour or two. As Alastair MacEwen captures the carnage on film, he finds tables turned, as one hornet sets its sights on him. And, hoping to capture never before seen hippo behaviour on film, cameraman Mark Deeble faces off against a 3-metre croc in a near fatal attack.
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