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NATURE . WILDLIFE

Masai Mara: The Big Hunt

52' (ENG, GER)

To film these and many other predators in mid-hunt during the gigantic animal migration at the Masai Mara is the aim of this project. This is project – Big Hunt!

In the traditional sense of the term, nothing about them is beautiful. They are dangerous, repugnant and at the same time fascinating – they are Crocodiles. To film these and many other predators in mid-hunt during the gigantic animal migration at the Masai Mara is the aim of this project. The natural phenomenon that results in the slaughter of hundreds of gazelles, Impalas or antelopes by crocodiles, leopards, or lions. As bonus, our film crew captured slow-motion shoots of the final showdown between predator and prey. They even entered unchartered territory; rather than just filming on the banks of the Mara River, they are heading into Crocodile domain - under water!

For many years the Masai Mara has been the stage for the grandiose spectacle. When the food supply in the Serengeti dwindles, the Masai Mara is a paradise chalked full and brimming with various dietary delights. As the black wildebeests make their yearly trip from the south of the Serengeti to the north, they fall into nature’s best laid trap, the Masai Mara in Kenya. The natural phenomenon often results in the slaughter of hundreds of gazelles, impalas and antelopes by crocodiles, leopards and lions.

The film doesn’t just focus on the hunt of the crocodiles and the big cats, but also on how the predators interact with each other as they prepare for a hunt, their hunting hierarchy and the physical difficulties they have to overcome – the film cast a light on their private lives. As bonus, our film crew captured slow-motion shots of the final showdown between predator and prey. They even entered unchartered territory; rather than just filming on the banks of the Mara River, they headed crocodile territory - under water!

Apart from slow motion shots and the footage filmed by night, this film was mostly filmed in 4K.

Original Title: Masai Mara: The Big Hunt
Year: Release: November 2017
Length: 52' (ENG, GER)
Resolution: HD, 4K
Film by: Sigurd Tesche
Produced by: Tesche Documentary-Filmproduction

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