Reverence for the Mountain King

Posted by Anthony Pyper on

It was an honor to spend a month not only with the remarkable pumas of Torres del Paine, but also with the remarkable people trying to protect this last stronghold of the Mountain King.

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Finding Stories For Creatures Both Big and Small

Posted by Steve Greenwood on

As well as telling the stories of the iconic big animals that live in mountains – the grizzlies, snow leopards and puma – we wanted to surprise the audience with the little critters that also make their home above the clouds.

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Living with Marmots at 13,000 Feet

Posted by Alex Lanchester on

As challenging as it was for the crew to film at this high altitude, the clock was really ticking for the marmots.

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Video Diary: How We Were the First to Film Glacier Birds

Posted by Matthew Wright on

The toughest shoot in the Andes film involved filming the white-winged Diuca finch – also known as the glacier bird. It’s the only bird known to build its nest inside glaciers, and with a little trepidation, we took on the task of gathering the first-ever footage of this behavior.

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Big Cats and Horror Films

Last Updated by Steve Greenwood on

Each of the great mountain ranges in our series has a type of big cat who prowls the ridges. Himalaya has the elusive snow leopard, the Rockies has the mountain lion (also called a cougar) and the Andes has the Puma – actually the same species as the mountain lion.

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Why We Made Kingdoms of the Sky

Last Updated by Steve Greenwood on

I believe mountains make us feel differently about the world. They give us a different perspective on life. It doesn’t matter whether the highest peak we have scaled is Everest or the Brecon Beacons – anyone who’s hiked to the top has sensed that awe and wonder.

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