Back of beyond
The filming took us to three continents—Australia, Asia, and North America—and certain locations made "remote" seem too tame a word. We spent a month in Australia's deserts, most of the time at Dr. Pianka's research camp called Red Sands in Western Australia, which took three days of rattling along dirt roads just to reach from Alice Springs in Central Australia. The camp lies a full six hours from the nearest human outpost. This photo shows Dr. Christian Rutz (left) and Lucas Bluff of the "lizardcam" team (see later slide) working at the Red Sands camp.