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Namib... Strange Creatures of the Skeleton Coast  (1976)

Surving the heat of the Namib Desert

Journeying to the heart of the world's oldest desert, Strange Creatures of the Skeleton Coast provides a pioneering portrait of life in the Namib.


Celebrating the unique and diverse habitat, David Hughes' stunning cinematography captures the unusual adaptations and intriguing behaviours of the hardy desert creatures that make their home on this vast, sun-scorched expanse.

Lizards 'dance' to escape the baking heat of the scarlet sand and white lady spiders booby trap their burrows, while colonies of cape fur seals squabble noisily along the snaking coastline - all to the backdrop of the Namib's breathtaking beauty.

Described by Partridge Films' founder Mike Rosenberg as a "work of art" and "the best we ever made", this strange, almost alien landscape is enhanced by the eerie music of Pink Floyd and Stomu Yamashta, "taking you to a place you didn't know existed, that you couldn't imagine existed".

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Film credits

Director: David Hughes
Editor: Chris Lakeman Fraser
Narrator: Michael McCallion
Photography: David Hughes
Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Production Assistant: Anthony Bannister
Production Assistant: Dave Dickie
Production Organisation: Partridge Films Limited
Sound: Anthony Anscombe
Sound: Colin Martin
Writer: Christopher Nupen
Clips
Quenching thirst in the desert
Quenching thirst in the desert
The Namib Desert - a sea of sand
The Namib Desert - a sea of sand
Life and death in the Namib Desert
Life and death in the Namib Desert
Surving the heat of the Namib Desert
Surving the heat of the Namib Desert