Tuesday, April 21, 2009

National Geographic-White Wolf

On Canada's Ellesmere Island, on the tundra 500 miles south of the North Pole, award-winning photographer Jim Brandenburg and biologist David Mech gain the confidence of a pack of arctic wolves and are allowed to spend the summer months filming their behavioral patterns. Released in 1988, this video still stands as remarkable documentation of humankind's first interaction with the isolated white wolf. Never persecuted or hunted by humans, they are more tolerant than other wolves to their human observers. In fact, Brandenburg astonishingly goes into a cave where a mother white wolf is raising her pups and, after several failed attempts, even follows the pack on a hunt. Brandenburg and Mech return for two summers, and their observations reflect a dramatic change in the social structure of the pack. --Cristina Del Sesto

Journey to the snow-covered slopes of Canada's Ellesmere Island to observe a remarkable pack of white arctic wolves. Shielded by their remote and inhospitable climate, these wild animals have not yet learned to fear man. Taking advantage of this rare opportunity, an award-winning photographer and veteran biologist team up to achieve scientific and cinematic history by producing WHITE WOLF, the most intimate film about wolf behavior ever made.


1 comment:

Lady Jane Wenseleydale said...

Thanks so much for a wonderful blog. I have been looking for the out-of-print White Wolf for a long time, and was so glad to find it here. You're great!

Do you happen to have The Creatures of the Namib Desert (AKA The Living Sands of Namib)? It was later released as part of the World's Last Great Places: Deserts set. None of this is around anymore! If you have it, I'd appreciate it if you could post it. Thanks!

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