Wild Zambezi - 4K Full Documentary
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Wild Zambezi - 4K Full Documentary

After almost a year's absence from youtube, Leo is back with a brand new half-hour documentary filmed in Africa in the summer of 2017. Join Leo on his journey across southern Africa to explore the fascinating wildlife that calls Africa home. In the first episode of this two-part series, the Natural World Facts team head to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe before travelling to Chobe National Park in Botswana. This documentary has been nearly one year in the making, so we hope you enjoy. Watch part 2, Wild Okavango, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8zOHEEENUU&t=49s All footage is original and filmed by the NWF team. This was my first full-length documentary project, filmed in the summer of 2017 while on location in Zimbabwe. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and all I took (apart from suncream and far too few clothes) was my little handheld camera, and some SD cards with barely enough memory. What came out of it is this, a half-hour documentary featuring all original footage presented by myself, and I'm very happy with it. It took about a year to edit, with very limited resources by way of CPU but (luckily) access to Final Cut Pro. I hope you enjoy it, and I'd appreciate any feedback greatly. Chapters: 0:00 Introduction to African Wildlife 1:10 The Zambezi River 2:26 The Kalahari Desert 3:56 Victoria Falls 4:46 Giraffes in the Scrubland 6:26 Warthogs 7:16 An Interview with our Safari Guide 8:20 A Herd of Water Buffalo 9:59 African Elephants 11:57 A Troop of Baboons 13:01 The Sinking Sun 14:37 Heading to Botswana 15:36 Chobe National Park 16:14 Elephants of Chobe 17:39 Elephants Crossing the Great River 21:10 Driving Through Chobe 23:05 African Hunting Dogs 24:41 African Lions 26:21 Farewell, Chobe 28:11 Credits and Special Thanks 28:52 Elephants and their Prehensile Appendages ============================================== Music credit: Accralate - The Dark Contenent by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100341 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Bumba Crossing by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500031 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ At The Shore - The Dark Contenent by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100770 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Music: ‘I Can Fly' used with permission by Rommel Reyes and Ro Reyes Media. Music: ‘Wild at Heart’ used with permission by Jonny Easton Music: Instrumental cover of 'Dirty Paws by Of Monsters and Men' by Marcel M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-WasbmdFjo) Music: Instrumental cover of 'Yellow Light by Of Monsters and Men' by George Marinosyan (https://soundcloud.com/george-marinosyan/yellow-light-instrumental-of-monsters-and-men) OUR WEBSITE: http://goo.gl/Ngj5V6 TWITTER: http://goo.gl/U4T8JX
African Wildlife Documentary | Wild Okavango episode 1
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African Wildlife Documentary | Wild Okavango episode 1

In this African wildlife documentary series, Leo travels across the Okavango Delta in Southern Africa in search of the Delta's incredible wildlife. This is part 1 of the series; episodes will be released over time with each one focusing on a different anima, from lions and elephants to cheetahs, we hope you enjoy. All footage is original and filmed by the NWF team. Deep at the heart of the great Kalahari lies a lush oasis like no other; a place of astounding beauty home to a great variety of wildlife. The Okavango delta. It is here where we have come to observe the incredible wildlife of Africa from the largest to the fastest. The Okavango is like nowhere else in the world, a haven of unspoiled natural beauty which has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. The wildlife here is more diverse than anywhere else in Africa, as over 150 species of mammals congregate at the seasonal floodplains in their masses; attracted by the green plants and vast life-giving waterways. Animals like these impalas frequently visit these waterholes to drink, especially in the dry season when water can become much more sparse. The delta is densely populated by antelope. Great numbers of all different varieties gather to graze on the watered grasses, from herds of leaping lechwes to snorting buffalo. All worthy contenders on the kill list of many predators. One of the most numerous animal species in the delta are the termites, small invertebrates who makes their homes in the rotting woods of dead trees. Around the wood, they pile up a great monument of soil and sand growing larger as it gets older as more and more material is built up on top. Many of these termite mounds are abandoned, but other wildlife can often find their own uses for it, like these mongoose who have tunnelled into the monument to make their home. Even leopards are known to inhabit old mounds, seeking shade from the restless sun. It wasn’t long before we finally encountered the King of the Delta, with his pride of females close by his side. This female here can be seen scratching at an old tree stump. While it may look like she is only playing, this is a very important exercise. She does this in order to keep her claws sharp, so she is ever-ready for the hunt and the tearing of flesh that will inevitably follow. It is also known to keep the claws clean and free from infection. This particular stump appeared well-worn; it seems this pack frequented this spot, according to our guide Jakes who knew the area well. This pack was readying for a hunt. The females appeared restless, while the male gathered strength in the shade. OUR WEBSITE: http://goo.gl/Ngj5V6 TWITTER: http://goo.gl/U4T8JX