How do series like Planet Earth capture footage of things like the inside of ant hills, or sharks feeding off of a dead whale?


Partially I’m wondering the physical aspect of how they fit in these places or get close enough to dangerous situations to film them; and partially I’m wondering how they seem to be in the right place at the right time to catch things like a dead whale sinking down into the ocean?

What are the odds they’d be there to capture that and how much time do they spend waiting for these types of things?

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There is a podcast about wildlife called “The Wild” []( and the most recent one was about a videographer who was trying to film siberian tigers in the wild for the first time ever. 7 months in a hole in the ground, eating peanuts, rice, vitamins, salt and water. Twice per week exiting the hole to take a #2… in a bag that is sealed and hauled out later. Oh and it is -30C. He is literally in a hole in the ground for months!

The photographers are hard core to get that footage!!! Have a listen. That guy is both cool as hell and a bit insane. He and his resupply guy wouldn’t make eye contact so that it wouldn’t remind him how lonely it was out there alone.

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