New movie shines mild on Golden Eagles


A brand new documentary movie takes viewers into the sector within the Massive Horn Basin of Wyoming as a workforce of researchers learning Golden Eagles works to check and defend the birds. From local weather change to sprawl, invasive species to illness, lead poisoning to vitality improvement, the magnificent birds are underneath risk from many instructions and are a species of great conservation concern.

The movie, Golden Eagles: Witnesses to a Altering West, follows conservation ecologist Charles Preston, who for years served because the founding and senior curator of the Draper Pure Historical past Museum in Cody, Wyoming. Preston, writer of the 2004 ebook Golden Eagle: Sovereign of the Skies, leads the workforce as they rappel down cliffs into eagle nests to position leg bands on the birds. By no means-before-seen footage of charismatic, lovely eaglets (such because the photograph under) is paired with compelling narration to additional the conservation message.

Eaglets in a Golden Eagle nest, from the movie. Picture courtesy Wild Excellence Movies

Cinematographers Melissa and David Rohm rigorously constructed their imaginative and prescient for the movie by capturing distinctive and gorgeous portraits of the eagles and their habitat within the sagebrush steppe. Attractive aerials of the ecosystem, footage of grizzly bears and coyotes, and dramatic landscapes present the range of the habitat.

“Filming on this wild, underappreciated panorama was a problem,” stated producer and cinematographer David Rohm. “However our footage of Golden Eagles and the individuals who dedicate their time to avoid wasting them makes a powerful case for conservation. It’s an honor to have the ability to inform this story.”

Narrated by famend naturalist and writer Kenn Kaufman, this stunning documentary, filmed in UHD 5K and 6K and shot on RED cinema cameras, makes the viewer really feel like they’re within the area with Preston for an intimate have a look at the birds and the science that may assist save them.

Go behind the scenes at wildlife rehabilitation facilities the place eagles are handled for lead poisoning and listen to tales of Indigenous peoples’ connections to the Golden Eagle, informed by a member of the Crow Nation.

The movie is slated to be proven on public TV stations this yr. Watch the trailer on the Instagram web page of Wild Excellence Movies and study extra at


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