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Look: The Best of Walter Higham  (1961)

Britain's birds

Bursting with his best footage, this intriguing Look episode celebrates the outstanding cinematography of early BBC wildlife cameraman Walter Higham. From the snow-capped Scottish Highlands to the rushing waters of the Danube, and from the marshes of the Norfolk Broads to the pristine lakes of the Camargue, Higham's impressive photography details a wealth of avian life.

Introduced by esteemed natural history presenter and ornithological expert Peter Scott, Higham's most exciting sequences are aired as golden eagles circle, bitterns feed their young and flamingo eggs hatch under the watchful gaze of their parents.

A unique insight into his astounding work catalogue, Higham is seen being hauled up cliffs, sailing oceans and feeding his feathery friends. Bringing out his passion and dedication, The Best of Walter Higham is an enjoyable celebration of a talented wildlife filmmaker.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: Walter Higham
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

Editor: Paul Khan
Photography: Walter Higham
Presenter: Peter Markham Scott
Producer: Eileen Moloney
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit

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A white mass of baby flamingos
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