The Flight of the Snow Geese
Journeying over 2,500 miles, keen ornithologists and award-winning wildlife filmmakers Des and Jen Bartlett were the first naturalists to follow the snow geese on their epic migration.
Combining aerial, close-up and slow-motion footage, their stunning cinematography details the adventures of the noisy, clamouring gaggle as it works its way south towards Texas and the swamps of the Mississippi Delta. The Flight of the Snow Geese provides a unique glimpse into this intrepid seasonal passage, bringing to life all the excitement, danger and heartache the flock faces.
Having spent over four months in complete isolation, camping out on the birds' Arctic breeding grounds, this award-winning production is an outstanding example of the Bartletts' dedicated approach to wildife filmmaking. Interweaving the spectacular migration footage with the story of the fourteen orphaned goslings the couple raised, memorable footage details their adopted family flying over the Canadian border after U.S. officials queried their right to enter by road.
The personal favourite of Survival co-founder Colin Willock, The Flight of the Snow Geese is a unique insight into these charismatic creatures and the incredible pilgrimage they undertake each year.
In 1973 this film was awarded two Emmys© (International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences), one for cinamatography, the other for film editing.