Mysteries of the Ocean Wanderers
Focusing on a pair of albatrosses during the year they produce and raise a chick, Mysteries of the Ocean Wanderers is an engaging and atmospheric insight into the wildlife of the sub-Antarctic Crozet Islands. A classic example of world-renowned wildlife filmmakers’ David and Elizabeth Parer’s powerful cinematography, the production won a Golden Panda at Wildscreen 1994.
Delving into a previously unknown area, the film follows the intriguing work of French scientist Henri Weimerskirch as he uses satellite tracking and time-depth recorders to follow the ever changing population of these remote isles.
Bringing to light the incredible lives the animals have at sea, ABC collaborated with the BBC and National Geographic on this hour long, award-winning piece, offering an unique view into the epic and varied journeys undertaken each year. Once the breeding frenzy is over giant albatross disappear over the vast Southern Oceans, elephant seals lumber away and King penguins exit en masse.
Beautifully filmed, Mysteries of the Ocean Wanderers is a fascinating look at the little understood migratory patterns of Antarctic animals, as scientists seek to unscramble an ancient enigma.