‘Spy Bushbaby’, an animatronic camera, is helping document a unique event. A chimp has adopted an abandoned baby genet cat and is keeping it for a pet. He treats it gently, mindful not to hurt it.
In Uganda, a Nile crocodile comes ashore to gather her babies. Despite having the most powerful bite in nature, she carefully gathers them in a throat pouch beneath her deadly teeth and shepherds them to the water. An animatronic ‘spy croc’ tags along for the ride.
The coldest and snowiest places on earth pose a challenge to anyone visiting such locations as the Arctic Circle or Antarctica, but what about the year-round animal population? How do they cope for many months with life in these frozen wonderlands where temperatures can plummet to as low as minus 50 degrees? Gordon Buchanan, a […]
With acute senses the arctic fox can hear lemmings under the snow. To catch one he uses a special pouncing technique known as ‘moussing’. But moussing isn’t always easy-–especially for a beginner!
Reindeer traditionally pull sleighs and have a popular reputation for red, glowing noses. But behind this folklore there is some surprising truth – an in-genius adaptation which helps them survive the extremes.
Snowbound: Animals of Winter airs Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). The coldest and snowiest places on earth pose a challenge to anyone visiting such locations as the Arctic Circle or Antarctica, but what about the year-round animal population? How do they cope for many months with life […]
Following an early interest in wildlife, John Downer studied Zoology at Swansea University. He combined this knowledge with a passion for photography. He started his professional career in the BBC Natural History Unit in 1981. Many of the innovative and award-winning programmes he made at that time pioneered many of the techniques that are now […]
Spy in the Wild, A NATURE Miniseries – a John Downer Production for BBC, PBS and THIRTEEN Productions LLC premiering Wednesdays, February 1 – March 1, 8-9 pm ET on PBS stations. In the most innovative production Nature has ever presented, this five-part series employs more than 30 animatronic spy cameras disguised as animals to […]