Wild Jamaica: Trapdoors, Tyrants and Tadpoles
Delving deep into the Caribbean wildlife so often overlooked by tourists, Wild Jamaica provides an in-depth and intriguing insight into the flora and fauna of this sun-drenched isle. The first of two episodes for the The World About Us strand, Trapdoors, Tyrants and Tadpoles covers a myriad of aquatic and land-based life.
An early example of Oxford Scientific Films' (OSF) work, the production follows founders of the company, award-winning wildlife cinematographers Gerald Thompson, Sean Morris, Peter Parks and John Paling, as they explore the island's beautiful terrain and varied inhabitants. Impressive technical photography records the cannibalistic tendencies of dragonflies, velvet worms spitting at attacking ants, and American black eagles circling their prey.
One of their first steps into wildlife filmmaking, Wild Jamaica provided a solid foundation on which OSF built up a reputation for thorough and academic natural history work.