I have just been awarded my first Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for National Geographic Wild’s One Life. One Life was shot over four years on every continent on the planet and involved many talented camera operators. My sequence focused on a humpback whale ‘heat run’ in Tonga – an event where up to a dozen, fifty tonne male whales chase a single female in order to mate with her. It was definitely an adrenaline rush! There are so many amazing behavioural sequences in this 90min film, from chameleon’s striking at prey with their incredible tongues to grebes dancing romantically across a lake. Congratulations to everyone involved in the programme. There’s a short video below where Exec Producer Mike Gunton accepts the award on behalf of the camera operators.
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