Galapagos - In the grip of the ocean

The Galapagos are a habitat of extremes - ruled by two mighty ocean currents and unpredictable forces of nature! Dancing boobies with blue feet, diving iguanas tossed around by strong currents and cunning little birds make the islands a living legend.

Director: Thomas Behrend

Thomas Behrend, a German documentary film maker born in Hamburg, is well-known for his unique under water shots. While studying mechanical engineering the enthusiastic sports diver gathered his first experiences in underwater photography. In 1988 he got his first assignment for a film production. After finishing university he dedicated himself to his passion. In 1991 he founded his own company: BLUE PLANET FILM. From that time on Thomas Behrend produced many international award-winning nature films.

Ecuador Germany
50 Min.
Director: Thomas Behrend
Script: Thomas Behrend
Cinematography: Michael Riegler, Christina Hackl, Thomas Behrend
Editing: Christina Hackl
Music: Oliver Heuss
Narrator: Sascha Rotermund
Editor: Tom Synnatzschke
Producer: NDR Naturfilm Doclights, Curiosity Stream, Terra Mater, rbb
Awards: Best Marine Film 2018
Nominations: Best Marine Film 2018
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