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Ocean Wilds - Sperm Whale Oasis
One hour series
Executive ProducerTom Simon, Feodor Pitcairn, Joel Westbrook
Production CompanyFeodor Pitcairn Productions in association with Working Dog Productions
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.
Sperm whales are among the least-filmed of the great whales, in part because they dwell at great depth in the open sea, and in part because centuries of intense whaling have made them wary of humans.
But off the Azores in the vastness of the mid-Atlantic, Pitcairn manages to infiltrate a group of sperm whales – largest of all the toothed whales – and to linger in their midst with his High-Definition camera rolling. The result is stunning – one of the most compelling and close-up encounters ever filmed with these real-life Moby Dicks.