Harpy eagles are arguably the most powerful eagles in the world. This film tells the extraordinary story of one chick as it matures and starts to hunt monkeys in the rainforests of Venezuela. How can it find and kill such large, intelligent prey? What skills does this eagle need to have that other eagles don't? This is a gripping story.
No one believed that the Andean Bear was more than vegetarian or perhaps marmalade eating like the cute & cuddly creature of Paddington fame. However, an extraordinary investigation in the high paramo of the Ecuadorian Andes reveals that some local campesinos are right - they are sometimes killing and eating cattle. Tragically, it seems this is mainly because the bears are losing their fruit-rich forests. Narrated by Stephen Fry
The scene is Ellesmere island in the remote Canadian High Arctic. Every summer brings good fortune for some and bad fortune for others - but this is the story of nature. In this summer, a pack of white wolves fail to raise cubs but their neighbours, a pair of white gyr falcons, succeed in raising four chicks on the abundant Arctic hares. Nominated 'Best of Festival' at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.
A film that all the newspapers were talking about at the time - about a pair of Eurasian eagle owls living wild and breeding in North East Britain. Do they belong here? Have eagle owls ever lived free in Britain before? This thought-provoking, fantastic story brought change to the UK legislation on the status of breeding Eagle Owls in Britain and made many conservation organisations change their policy towrd the bird.
What was the story behind Scotland fantastic wildlife, particularly in the remotest NW Highlands? This is a place that rains more than anywhere else in Britain. Well, the timing of the rain is what drives the nature - for better or for worse. The rain lets the salmon run, lets the midges flourish, but drowns the diver chicks, brings prey to the eagle chicks, lets the salmon parr return to sea. This film was produced and presented by Fergus Beeley.
A fabulous story. A SPIDER MOVIES production in association with RSPB followed the conservation success story of the return of birds of prey across the skies of Britain. In the 1970's, red kites were down in number to just a few pairs in Wales, peregrines had all but disappeared. But over the next 20-30 years, with the help of a few dedicated people like Roy Dennis, the skies became alive once again with Birds of Prey. Runner up at the Wildscreen Film Festival in Bristol, UK.