The Arid Namib
- 1 x 48 min.
- Clean, M/E + English
- English script
- © NHK / NHNZ / CCTV9 in association with Science Channel, Discovery Int'l, ARTE and SVT
- Asia only
- The Namib Desert of southwestern Africa is one of the harshest and driest places on Earth. Despite this, it is home to numerous creatures large and small and over a thousand different plant species. This unique coastal desert was formed by a cold ocean current that prevent rainfall. But the same ocean current also created fog banks that many desert creatures have evolved to exploit over the fifty million years of its existence. The current is also rich in marine life, which brings millions of seals to the Namib's shores to breed. They in turn are food for desert predators like packs of marauding jackals. But most of the Namib's mutant carnivores have evolved to depend almost exclusively on much smaller prey. Aardvarks, foxes, and even a mutant hyena all feed almost exclusively on termites -- the true foundation of the desert ecosystem.
- "Best Cinematography"
GREEN SCREEN (International Wildlife Film Festival), 2015 -- Eckernförde, Germany
- "Best Director, Documentary: Nature & Environment"
International "Gold Panda" Awards for Documentary, 2015