Wild Japan 2 - Tropical Islands and Home of the Bears

A special group of island macaques became famous when they were seen washing potatoes in the sea. In the dense primeval forest one hears the cries of the Okinawa woodpecker or the Okinawa crake. In the mongrove swamps there is a completely different picture - when at low tide the water receeds, strange animals appear: fiddler crabs and und mud skippers search for food in the mud. More than 3,000 kilometres further north on the island Hokkaido small baby bears learn the lessons of life

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Director: Jens Westphalen

Jens Westphalen
Diplombiologe, freier Kameramann und Produzent von Tier- und Naturfilmen.
Geboren am 29.4.1964 in Hamburg. Nach dem Abitur und einem einjährigen Aufenthalt in Südamerika Studium der Biologie in Hamburg. Vor und während des Studiums Arbeit als Naturfotograf in Südamerika, Asien, Europa und Afrika.

Director: Thoralf Grospitz

Germany
2009
44 Min.
German
5
Director: Jens Westphalen, Thoralf Grospitz
Author: Thoralf Grospitz, Jens Westphalen
Camera: Thoralf Grospitz, Jens Westphalen
Editing: Mario Schöppler
Music: Klaus Hillebrecht
Speaker: Christian Brückne
Editor: Wolf Lengwenus (NDR), Jörn Röver (NDR Naturfilm)
Nominations: Best Sounddesign 2010,
Best Camera 2010
Website URL: www.studio-hamburg.de