The Beauty of Ugly

About

In the animal world, as in our own, looks aren’t everything. In fact, some of the most aesthetically challenged creatures — from warthogs and proboscis monkeys to bull elephant seals — are also the most fascinating. A stunning variety of these ghastly yet glorious forms are explored in NATURE’s The Beauty of Ugly.

On the Web site for The Beauty of Ugly, you’ll get an in-depth look at some of these intriguing creatures. You’ll learn about the remarkable sensory abilities of the weird little star-nosed mole and the unusual social system of naked mole-rats and their imperious mole-rat queen, discover the threats faced by the Cape Griffon vulture, and get a fish-eye’s view of the needle-toothed viperfish and other deep-sea creatures, as photographed by a unique undersea camera called the Eye-in-the-Sea, designed by ocean researcher Dr. Edith Widder.

To order a copy of The Beauty of Ugly, please visit the NATURE Shop.

Online content for The Beauty of Ugly was originally posted online November 2007.

Production Credits Print

Television credits

Narrated by
F. MURRAY ABRAHAM

Produced by
Nigel Marven
Rob Harvey

Production Manager
Louise Dawe-Lane

Production Co-ordinator
Fiona Seager

Composer
Will Slater

Writer
Jeremy Evans

Dubbing Mixer
Chris Domaille

Dubbing Editor
Paul Fisher

Colourist and On line editor
Adrian Rigby

Editor
Rob Davies

Sound
Jerry Brown
Matthew Wright

Photography
Paul Zenk
Peter Thorn
Andrew Anderson
Alain Compost
Mike Hooley
Jason Isley

Archive footage courtesy of:
BBC Motion Gallery
Dennis Kunkel Microscopy
Ocean Research and Conservation Association
Norbert Wu Productions

With thanks to
Aaranyak
Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife
MBARI
Ocean Research and Conservation Association
Oklahoma Microscopy Society
Rare and Endangered Species Trust
SCUBAZOO
Seattle Aquarium
Vanderbilt University

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
JANICE YOUNG

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER

PRODUCER
JILL CLARKE

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
IRENE TEJARATCHI

PRODUCTION MANAGER
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
JAYNE JUN

MANAGER
EILEEN FRAHER

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ONLINE EDITOR
BRUNO PELLEGRINI

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE
WILLIAM GRANT

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

A Production of Image Impact Ltd and Thirteen/WNET New York

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

Web Credits

PRODUCER
DANIEL B. GREENBERG

DESIGNER
MICHAEL DIMAURO

PAGEBUILDING
BRIAN SANTALONE

WRITER
KATHY SVITIL

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
BRIAN LEE

Creative Director
NICK MILLER

Director of Digital Strategy
DAVID HIRMES

Director of Production
DANIEL B. GREENBERG

Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York's Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. Anthony Chapman, Director of Interactive & Broadband. Bob Adleman, Business Manager. Tamara E. Robinson, Vice President & Director, Programming.