In the spectacular and lyrical five-part strand Ocean Wilds, award-winning filmmaker Feodor Pitcairn’s images and personal observations offer a fresh vision of life as it transpires daily in the sea.
Nearly a decade in the making, the strand conveys a powerful sense of reality in the sea – revealing a world of unique moods and movements, of brilliant colors and striking light patterns, of curious creatures and extraordinary phenomena.
Whales dominate the sea as we do the land, and they inspire us with their intelligence and gentle might. But some whales are also fierce predators capable of stunning violence. Pitcairn captures both of these extremes as he trains his lens on very different whales in both the North and South Atlantic.
Along the remote Patagonia coastline, he films a savage hunt by orcas, who devour sea lion pups by swiftly racing onto the shore in an instant of deadly surprise.
By contrast, along a quiet undersea bank in the Caribbean, he films immense humpback whales gathered to raise their young, giants who could easily harm a human in their midst, but go out of their way to avoid causing injury.
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