Every year the Okavango River turns huge areas of land into a temporary paradise of streams, lakes and lagoons. This is possibly the only place offering such a density and variety of fascinating species.

Director: Dirk Steffens

Dirk Steffens,born on December 5, 1967 in Stade
After a traineeship at the Journalism School in Cologne, he studied politics and history and worked as an editor for news and politics at the radio station Deutschlandfunk Köln in 1994. Since 1992 he has been working as a writer and documentary filmmaker for television. As of 2004 Steffens also appears in front of the camera, presenting various wildlife and travel formats. For 15 years, he has been travelling around the world, being abroad about 200 days a year, and he has filmed in over 70 countries on all continents. He is also an experienced diver and underwater filmmaker.
In 2007 his first book was published by Rowohlt: Tierisch! Expeditionen an den Rand der Schöpfung.
He presents the documentary series Faszination Erde on ZDF as the successor to Dr. Joachim Bublath since December 2008.

Director: Eva Maria Rauert

Dirk Steffen born in 1967, graduated from the School of Journalism in cologne. In 1994 he worked for a year as editor for politics and news for the Deutschlandfunk in Cologne. Since 1995 he works for several broadcasting and TV stations as a moderator. In addition he works freelance as producer, author and editor for several broadcasters and publishers. Dirk Steffens became known foremost as a nature film maker who has been travelling for one and a half decades to all regions of the world and reports on camera since 2004.
Eva-Maria Rauert was born in 1970 in Munich and graduated as a biologist in 1995 from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University with majors in microbiology, biochemistry and environmental chemistry. Since 2006 she works as editor for the ZDF. Initially she worked as author for ‘Abenteuer Wissen’ in Mainz and since 2008 in the editorial office natural science and technology in Munich. She is responsible for episodes of ‘Abenteur Forschung’ and ‘Faszination Erde’

43 Min.
Director: Dirk Steffens, Eva Maria Rauert
Script: Eva Maria Rauert
Cinematography: Oliver Roetz
Editing: Hubert Müller
Narrator: David Nathan
Editor: Christiane Götz-Sobel (ZDF)
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