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My Congo

Close Encounter with Huge Silverback Gorilla

Cameraman Vianet D’jenguet follows a troop of Western Lowland Gorillas through the Congo jungle.  He encounters a large silverback male named Bouka. Although he pretends to ignore Vianet and his crew, the gorilla is actually keeping a very close eye on them in order to protect his family.

My Congo

About

Despite the number of years living and working as a wildlife cameraman in Europe, Vianet D’jenguet always carried fond childhood memories of the Congo wherever he traveled. In his job, D’jenguet filmed in many locations across Africa, but never in his homeland. My Congo represents his first opportunity to film in his native country and […]

Super Hummingbirds

Costa’s Hummingbird Dances to Woo Mate

Spring is the time to nest for the Costa’s hummingbirds, before the desert gets too hot. Both males and females are looking for a partner, but it’s up to him to impress her. Though his back shimmers with green, it’s not until we get her point of view that we see his true splendor.  He […]

Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants

Giraffe Road Trip

Wildlife veterinarians in Uganda load up a specially built vehicle with a herd of Rothschild’s giraffes. Their destination is the other side of the Nile River, where they’ll be protected from the effects of oil drilling.

Super Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds Battle in the Air

Hummingbirds sometimes use their unmatched flying skills for something other than feeding on flowers–for fighting over them. Flowers in full bloom are a call to arms. It’s fight and flight – a display of skill and fiery tempers.

Super Hummingbirds

Secret of the Hummingbird’s Tongue

Instead of drinking through a straw-like structure as many insects do, hummingbirds use their tongues’ to lap up nectar. In just a second or so, a hummer can drink up all the liquid a flower has to offer. High-speed macro photography has now revealed how they do it.

Rhinoceros

Full Episode

Among the most ancient of animals, rhinoceroses thrived for millions of years before meeting their most deadly enemy: humans. During the past century, the rhinos of Africa and Asia have been pushed out of their habitats and hunted nearly to extinction for their horns, which are believed — erroneously — to possess healing properties. Now, […]