Series Editor: James Smith
A lost lion cub, a leopard turf war and a gang of troublesome teenage lions are some of the stories filmed as part of this ground-breaking natural history project to produce more than 50 hours of programming from Zambia.
In 2015, a team of expert wildlife film-makers set up camp in the heart of South Luangwa National Park, one of Africa’s last great wildernesses. The location is about as remote as it gets, a 500-mile long valley marking the end of the Great Rift. It has huge concentrations of elephants and more hippos than anywhere else in the world.
By following the same animals over two years, through the wet and dry seasons, the team is able to tell intimate, character-driven stories, such as a lonely baboon trying to find his place in the world and an old experienced leopard struggling to get a meal.
The latest camera technology, including a military grade thermal camera, has helped the team film new behaviour, while stunning 4K aerial and timelapse photography has captured the beauty of Zambia’s dramatic and ever-changing landscape.