Deep Jungle

About

In the Amazon — the world’s largest rainforest — trees fight to the death for water and sunlight. Giant spiders as big as dinner plates take shelter in underground lairs. Buzzing bees and scurrying mammals help hold together an amazing web of life that centers on the Brazil nut tree. One of the world’s largest rivers carries floodwaters that turn forests into massive lakes.

NATURE’s Deep Jungle: Monsters of the Forest takes you into the depths of the Amazon, home to millions of marvelous species. Here you will be treated to a front-row seat while….

Bee expert David Roubik takes on a hive of bees in the Peruvian jungle in an effort to understand the bizarre relationship among the bees, a fragrant orchid flower, and the towering Brazil nut tree.

Tarantula expert Martin Nicholas searches for a spider so big and fierce it can reputedly attack a chicken.

A sneaky strangler fig tree takes on a 160-foot-tall Brazil nut tree — and wins.

It’s all part of the amazing web of life that is the Amazon.

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Online content for Deep Jungle was originally posted in April 2005.

Production Credits Print
Television Credits  

Narrator
PAUL CHRISTIE

Series Producer
DAVID ALLEN

Written & Produced by
RUPERT BARRINGTON

Camera
KEVIN FLAY

Additional Camera
JUSTINE EVANS
RICHARD KIRBY
BRIAN SEWELL

Rope Specialist
JAMES ALDRED

Sound
BECCA CECIL-WRIGHT

OMAR PAREJA VALENCIA

Music
WILL SLATER

Editor
ANDREW CHASTNEY

Dubbing Editor
SEAN RICHARDS

Dubbing Mixer
RICHARD LAMBERT

Online Editor
CHRISTIAN SHORT

Colorist
JET OMOSHEBI

Visual Effects
JELLY TELEVISION

Archive Researcher
LAWRENCE BREEN

Thanks to:
Amazon Conservation Association
Benedito Mutran
Beth King (STRI)
Carlos Araya Carmozina
Elizabeth Losos
Enrique Ortiz

Havier Gordillo
Inka Natura
Janalee P. Caldwell
Los Amigos Research Centre
Mirko Fernandez
Sean Morris
Stratford Upon Avon Butterfly Farm
Tambopata Research Centre

Researcher
JAMES REED

Assistant Editor
GARY THOMAS

Assistant Producers
BECCA CECIL-WRIGHT
BILL MARKHAM
BARNY REVILL

Production Coordinators
HELEN WHILE

LISA MENIKIDES

Production Manager
WOLFGANG KNOEPFLER

Head of Production
TERESA WATTS

Executive Producer
BRIAN LEITH

© Granada 2004

 For NATURE 

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
PATTY JACOBSON
JILL CLARKE

Associate Producers
IRENE TEJARATCHI
GIANNA SAVOIE

Production Secretary
RACHAEL TEEL

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Online Editor
BRUNO PELLEGRINI

Sound Mixer
ED CAMPBELL

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive in Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

A Co-Production of Granada Wild and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with National Geographic Channel International and France 5

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

© 2005 Thirteen/WNET New York
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Web Credits

Producer
DANIEL B. GREENBERG

Associate Producer
TANNER VEA

Designer
MICHAEL DIMAURO

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

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.

Photo for "Overview" © Rupert Barrington / Granada Media Group. Photos for "The Amazing Brazil Nut Tree" © Brett Von Buddenbrock / Granada Media Group. Photo for "Meet the Scientists" © Justine Evans. Photo for "Resources" © Granada Media Group. Other images from DEEP JUNGLE.

Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York's Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. Dan Goldman, Executive Director, thirteen.org. Bob Adleman, Business Manager.