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The Natural World (BBC 1983 - 2012): Okavango: Jewel of the Kalahari: Search for the Jewel  (1987)

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The first installment of the epic series Okavango:Jewel of the Kalahari, Search for the Jewel is an intriguing and visually stunning portrayal of wildlife in the Okavango delta, exploring the variety of life residing in and around its waterways.

Through the world-famous cinematography of Partridge Films, Dr Karen Ross, who has studied the Okavango and its conservation needs over two decades, brings to life the beauty, grace and diversity of this remote ecosystem. Deep in the Botswanan habitat a wealth of creatures are revealed as bat-eared foxes hunt, bushbabies leap from tree to tree and a wildebeest give birth.

Regarded as one of his classic films, Mike Rosenburg, the founder of Partridge Film and producer of this piece, describes editing down the huge range of bird, mammal and reptile behaviour as a “ghastly experience”.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
80 Wood Lane
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2

Film credits

Production: Mark Fletcher
Narrator: Barry Ernest Paine
Writer: Barry Ernest Paine
Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Photography: Dereck Joubert
Production: Vanessa Boeye
Sound: Ken Capper
Film Editor: Joy Chamberlain
Photography: Jim Clare
Photography: Richard Foster
Sound: Peter Hicks
Sound: Colin Martin
Music: Jennie Muskett
Series Editor: Andrew Neal
Research: Karen Ross
Production: Richelle Shaw
Sound: Richard Whaley
Production: Helen Wolfson
Photography: Ken Oake
Sound: Carol Farneti
Film Editor: Anna Gregory
Graphic Design: Nick Wall
Field Assistant: Arthur Clare
Unit Manager: Nick Allmark
Production Organisation: Partridge Films Limited
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Production Organisation: WNET 13, New York

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