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Killer Whales: Wolves of the Sea  (1993)

Introduction

An extraordinary glimpse into the world of these incredibly efficient predators, Killer Whales: Wolves of the Sea is an intriguing celebration of the species’ ingenious hunting methods, sophisticated communication skills and strong family ties.

Panda Award winner for Photography at Wildscreen 1994, this hour long National Geographic production was widely acclaimed for its outstanding cinematography. Hurling themselves up the beach after seals, tossing their prey back and forth to hone their hunting skills, and communicating with their own individual ‘dialects’, fascinating footage details the high intelligence of these majestic creatures.

Narrated by David Attenborough, this vivid and dramatic piece chronicles all aspects of the mighty marine mammal’s behaviour. Impressive close-up footage documents pods playing, practicing hunts and employing their fearsome agility.

Beautifully filmed, Killer Whales: Wolves of the Sea is a thrilling portrayal of these ‘sea devils’, showcasing their raw power and mystique as they stalk the Earth’s oceans.

Film credits

Additional Photography: Peter Scoones
Additional Photography: Rick Rosenthal
Additional Photography: Didier Piat
Animation: Peter Netley
Animation: Philip Cordingley
Associated Broadcaster: National Geographic Television & Film
Associated Broadcaster: TBS Productions, Inc.
Executive Producer: Dione Gilmour
Film Editor: Paul Cantwell
Music: Martin Friedel
Narrator: David Attenborough
Photography: David Parer
Producer: David Parer
Producer: Elizabeth Parer-Cook
Production Assistant: Josie Barba
Production Controller: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Production Manager: Simon Boyle
Sound: Elizabeth Parer-Cook
Sound Editor: Craig Carter
Sound Mixer: Roger Savage
Title Design: Peter Netley
Title Design: Philip Cordingley

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David Attenborough
Stills
Pod of killer whales
Pod of killer whales
Packing for overseas trip
Packing for overseas trip
Operating underwater camera
Operating underwater camera
Preparing underwater camera
Preparing underwater camera
Second camera
Second camera
Male killer whale
Male killer whale
Beaching killer whales
Beaching killer whales
Recording sound
Recording sound