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The Natural World (BBC 1983 - 2012): Okavango: Jewel of the Kalahari: Search for the Jewel  (1987)

Timing arrival

The first installment of the epic series Okavango:Jewel of the Kalahari, Search for the Jewel is an intriguing and visually stunning portrayal of wildlife in the Okavango delta, exploring the variety of life residing in and around its waterways.

Through the world-famous cinematography of Partridge Films, Dr Karen Ross, who has studied the Okavango and its conservation needs over two decades, brings to life the beauty, grace and diversity of this remote ecosystem. Deep in the Botswanan habitat a wealth of creatures are revealed as bat-eared foxes hunt, bushbabies leap from tree to tree and a wildebeest give birth.

Regarded as one of his classic films, Mike Rosenburg, the founder of Partridge Film and producer of this piece, describes editing down the huge range of bird, mammal and reptile behaviour as a “ghastly experience”.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
80 Wood Lane
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2

Film credits

Field Assistant: Arthur Clare
Film Editor: Joy Chamberlain
Film Editor: Anna Gregory
Graphic Design: Nick Wall
Music: Jennie Muskett
Narrator: Barry Ernest Paine
Photography: Richard Foster
Photography: Jim Clare
Photography: Dereck Joubert
Photography: Ken Oake
Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Production: Richelle Shaw
Production: Mark Fletcher
Production: Vanessa Boeye
Production: Helen Wolfson
Production Organisation: Partridge Films Limited
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Production Organisation: WNET 13, New York
Research: Karen Ross
Series Editor: Andrew Neal
Sound: Carol Farneti
Sound: Ken Capper
Sound: Colin Martin
Sound: Peter Hicks
Sound: Richard Whaley
Unit Manager: Nick Allmark
Writer: Barry Ernest Paine

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