Chasing Big Cats

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The big cats of Africa have always been favored subjects of wildlife filmmakers. But as little as 15 years ago, no one had captured the unforgettable image of a leopard in its ghostly nocturnal stalk. Viewers had never seen intimate portrayals of the sleek and elusive serval, or witnessed the nighttime romps of the beautiful black-eared caracal.

The team of Owen Newman and Amanda Barrett filled those gaps with a series of spectacular breakthrough films in the 1990s. Among the first to apply infrared light and night vision goggles to wildlife studies, they combined technology with intrepid determination and a strong dose of luck, illuminating the cats we hardly knew, and giving us fresh insights into those we only thought we knew, such as lions and cheetahs.

Join the team of Newman and Barrett as they pursue unique and amazing footage of Africa’s five most spectacular cats: cheetahs, leopards, servals, caracals, and lions in Chasing Big Cats

Online content for Chasing Big Cats was originally posted November 2004.

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Television Credits

Narrated by
MICHAEL GROSS

Produced by
AMANDA BARRETT
OWEN NEWMAN

Photography and Sound
OWEN NEWMAN

Additional Photography
BRIAN McDAIRMANT

Additional photography
BRIAN McDAIRMANT

Film Editors
ANDREW MORT
STUART NAPIER

Dubbing Editor
LUCY RUTHERFORD

Dubbing Mixer
MARTYN HARRIES

Production Coordinator
ROS GILLIONS

Production Manager
DI WILLIAMS

The BBC wishes to thank:
NGORONGORO CONSERVATION
AREA AUTHORITY, TANZANIA
SOUTH LUANGWA
NATIONAL PARKS, ZAMBIA
MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE, KENYA
NDUTU SAFARI LODGE
AADJE GERTSEMVA
MALCOLM GIBB
LOUISE AND PAUL WHITE

Series Producer
TIM MARTIN

© 2004 BBC All Rights Reserved

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
JILL CLARKE
PATTY JACOBSON

Associate Producers
GIANNA SAVOIE
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Production Secretary
KELLY LAFFERTY

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Online Editor
JAY SLOT

Sound Mix
ED CAMPBELL

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive in Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

A co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York and BBC

This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, which is solely responsible for its content.

Web Credits

Producer
DANIEL B. GREENBERG
MARY HOPE GARCIA

Designers
MICHAEL DIMAURO

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Writer
DAVID MALAKOFF

Production Assistant
ELIZABETH GOODMAN

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

About the Writer

David Malakoff is a journalist covering research discoveries and the politics of science for SCIENCE MAGAZINE in Washington, D.C. His writing has appeared in a wide range of venues, including THE ECONOMIST, THE WASHINGTON POST, and ABCNews.com.

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