Animals with Cameras: A NATURE mini-series

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Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries premieres nationwide Wednesdays, January 31 – February 14, 2018 at 8 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings). Each episode will be available to stream the following day at pbs.org/nature and on PBS apps.

Go where no human cameraman can go and witness a new perspective of the animal kingdom in Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries. The new three-part series journeys into animals’ worlds using custom, state-of-the-art cameras worn by the animals themselves. Capturing never-before-seen behavior, these animal cinematographers help expand human understanding of their habitats and solve mysteries that have eluded scientists until now.

Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan and a team of pioneering animal behaviorists join forces to explore stories of animal lives “told” by the animals themselves. The cameras are built custom by camera design expert Chris Watts to fit on the animals unobtrusively and to be easily removed at a later point. From this unique vantage point, experience the secret lives of nine different animal species. Sprint across the savanna with a cheetah, plunge into the ocean with a seal and swing through the trees with a chimpanzee.

Episode 1 premieres Wednesday, January 31 at 8-9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

The astonishing collar-camera footage reveals newborn Kalahari Meerkats below ground for the first time, unveils the hunting skills of Magellanic penguins in Argentina, and follows the treetop progress of an orphaned chimpanzee in Cameroon.

Episode 2 premieres Wednesday, February 7 at 8-9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

The cameras capture young cheetahs learning to hunt in Namibia, reveal how fur seals of an Australian island evade the great white sharks offshore, and help solve a conflict between South African farmers and chacma baboons.

Episode 3 premieres Wednesday, February 14 at 8-9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

Deep-dive with Chilean devil rays in the Azores, track brown bears’ diets in Turkey, and follow dogs protecting flocks of sheep from gray wolves in Southern France.

Production Credits Print

ANIMALS WITH CAMERAS
EPISODE 1

PRESENTED BY
GORDON BUCHANAN

WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY
ANNE SOMMERFIELD

PHOTOGRAPHY
GRAHAM MACFARLANE
SIMON REAY
HECTOR SKEVINGTON-POSTLES

ANIMAL CAMERAS
CHRIS WATTS
MARCUS SHIRLEY

SOUND RECORDISTS
NICK ALLINSON
ANDREW YARME

RESEARCHER
ESTER DE ROIJ

ASSISTANT PRODUCER
ISABEL ROGERS

DIRECTORS
ANNE SOMMERFIELD
HANNAH WARD

EDIT PRODUCER
CLARE DORNAN

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
KATIE CUSS
LORNA NORTHAM
NICOLA KOWALSKI

PRODUCTION MANAGERS
LYNN BARRY
J. RUTH STEVENS
LISANNE MARKS

UNIT MANAGER
MARIA NORMAN

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
TIM GOALEN

DUBBING EDITOR
NICHOLAS ALLAN

DUBBING MIXER
JOE SIDDONS

COLORIST
TIM BOLT

ONLINE EDITOR
JAMES BEYNON

EDIT ASSISTANT
GEORGE PILLAS

GRAPHIC DESIGN
MICK CONNAIRE

FILM EDITOR
ROB DAVIES

DEVELOPMENT
DOUG HOPE
TED OAKES

SPECIAL THANKS
IDA AFRICA
NICHOLAS BANADZEM
ADAM BOOTH
SOPHIE JOHNSON
ROB LOUTH
KALAHARI MEERKAT PROJECT
LAURA MELDRUM
MIKE MCPHERSON
FLAVIO QUINTANA
SANAGA YONG CHIMPANZEE RESCUE CENTRE
MIMI SWIFT
RORY WILSON

COMMISSIONING EDITOR
CRAIG HUNTER

SERIES PRODUCER
DAN REES

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
TIM MARTIN

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

COORDINATING PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAMES BURKE

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

DIGITAL PRODUCER
ERIC R. OLSON

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
WHITNEY MCGOWAN

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT
NATASHA PADILLA
CHELSEY SAATKAMP

BUDGET CONTROLLER
JAYNE LISI

ONLINE EDITOR
CHRIS GUIDO

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ORIGINAL FUNDING PROVIDED IN PART BY
THE ARNHOLD FAMILY IN MEMORY OF CLARISSE ARNHOLD
THE HALMI FAMILY IN MEMORY OF ROBERT HALMI, SR.
SUE AND EDGAR WACHENHEIM III
KATE W. CASSIDY FOUNDATION
LILLIAN GOLDMAN CHARITABLE TRUST
FILOMEN M. D’AGOSTINO FOUNDATION
ROSALIND P. WALTER
SANDRA ATLAS BASS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

ANIMALS WITH CAMERAS
EPISODE 2

PRESENTED BY
GORDON BUCHANAN

WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY
CLARE DORNAN
GILLIAN TAYLOR

PHOTOGRAPHY
GRAHAM MACFARLANE
NICOLAS DIVISCHEK

ANIMAL CAMERAS
CHRIS WATTS
MARCUS SHIRLEY

SOUND RECORDISTS
NICK ALLINSON

RESEARCHERS
ESTER DE ROIJ
ISABEL ROGERS
ALISTAIR TONES

DIRECTORS
CLARE DORNAN
HANNAH WARD

EDIT PRODUCER
CLARE BROOK

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
KATIE CUSS
LORNA NORTHAM
BRIDGET JEFFERY

PRODUCTION MANAGERS
LYNN BARRY
J. RUTH STEVENS

UNIT MANAGER
MARIA NORMAN

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
TIM GOALEN

DUBBING EDITOR
NICHOLAS ALLEN

DUBBING MIXER
JOE SIDDONS

COLORIST
TIM BOLT

ONLINE EDITOR
JAMES BEYNON

EDIT ASSISTANT
GEORGE PILLAS

GRAPHIC DESIGN
MICK CONNAIRE

FILM EDITORS
GARY SKIPTON
STEVE BARNES
CHRIS HALL

SPECIAL THANKS
ANNE SOMERVILLE
N/A'AN KU SÊ WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
HARNAS WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
MIKE SCANTLEBURY
BERND CURSCHMANN
THE PREDATOR AND PRIMATE PROJECT, DURHAM UNIVERSITY
RYNAUW VAN DEN HEEVER
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
MIKE MCPHERSON
JOHN ARNOULD
VICTORIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, LAND, WATER AND PLANNING

COMMISSIONING EDITOR
CRAIG HUNTER

SERIES PRODUCER
DAN REES

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
TIM MARTIN

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

COORDINATING PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAMES BURKE

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

DIGITAL PRODUCER
ERIC R. OLSON

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
WHITNEY MCGOWAN

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT
NATASHA PADILLA
CHELSEY SAATKAMP

BUDGET CONTROLLER
JAYNE LISI

ONLINE EDITOR
CHRIS GUIDO

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ORIGINAL FUNDING PROVIDED IN PART BY
THE ARNHOLD FAMILY IN MEMORY OF CLARISSE ARNHOLD
THE HALMI FAMILY IN MEMORY OF ROBERT HALMI, SR.
SUE AND EDGAR WACHENHEIM III
KATE W. CASSIDY FOUNDATION
LILLIAN GOLDMAN CHARITABLE TRUST
FILOMEN M. D’AGOSTINO FOUNDATION
ROSALIND P. WALTER
SANDRA ATLAS BASS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

ANIMALS WITH CAMERAS
EPISODE 3

PRESENTED BY
GORDON BUCHANAN

DIRECTORS
MATTHEW ANDREWS
CLARE DORNAN
HANNAH WARD

EDIT PRODUCER
CLARE DORNAN

PHOTOGRAPHY
RALPH BOWER
LOUIS LABROM
GRAHAM MACFARLANE
NUNO SA
MARK SHARMAN

ANIMAL CAMERAS
MARCUS SHIRLEY
CHRIS WATTS
CEIIA

SOUND RECORDISTS
PETER ELLIOT
MARK ROBERTS

FIELD ASSISTANT
NEIL GOODCHILD

RESEARCHERS
ESTER DE ROIJ
ISABEL ROGERS
REBECCA PAYNE
ALISTAIR TONES

ASSISTANT PRODUCER - FRANCE
CHLOE JUYON

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
KATIE CUSS
LORNA NORTHAM
ISABELLE CORR

PRODUCTION MANAGERS
LYNN BARRY
J. RUTH STEVENS

UNIT MANAGER
MARIA NORMAN

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY
TIM GOALEN

DUBBING EDITOR
NICHOLAS ALLAN

DUBBING MIXER
JOE SIDDONS

EDIT ASSISTANT
GEORGE PILLAS

COLORIST
TIM BOLT

ONLINE EDITOR
JAMES BEYNON

GRAPHIC DESIGN
MICK CONNAIRE

DEVELOPMENT
GILES BADGER

FILM EDITORS
DOUG MAIN
CHRIS HALL

SPECIAL THANKS
JEAN-LUC BORELLI
FRED BUYLE
MARK CHYNOWETH
EMRAH COBAN
LUCY DAY
LINNAR EDESI
JORGE FONTES
ALEX JOHNSTON
JONATHAN KARLSSON
JOSIP KUSAK
BETTY LAGLBAUER
JEAN-MARC LANDRY
UNIVERSITY OF THE AZORES
CAGAN SEKERCIOGLU
NORBERTO SERPA
JONATHAN WATTS

COMMISSIONING EDITOR
CRAIG HUNTER

SERIES PRODUCER
DAN REES

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
TIM MARTIN

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

COORDINATING PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAMES BURKE

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

DIGITAL PRODUCER
ERIC R. OLSON

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
WHITNEY MCGOWAN

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT
NATASHA PADILLA
CHELSEY SAATKAMP

BUDGET CONTROLLER
JAYNE LISI

ONLINE EDITOR
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ORIGINAL FUNDING PROVIDED IN PART BY
THE ARNHOLD FAMILY IN MEMORY OF CLARISSE ARNHOLD
THE HALMI FAMILY IN MEMORY OF ROBERT HALMI, SR.
SUE AND EDGAR WACHENHEIM III
KATE W. CASSIDY FOUNDATION
LILLIAN GOLDMAN CHARITABLE TRUST
FILOMEN M. D’AGOSTINO FOUNDATION
ROSALIND P. WALTER
SANDRA ATLAS BASS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

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