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Planet Earth 2: Grasslands

Grasslands cover one quarter of all land and support vast gatherings of wildlife, but to survive here animals must endure the most hostile seasonal changes on the planet. From Asia's bizarre-looking saiga antelope to the giant anteaters of Brazil, grassland animals have adapted in extraordinary ways to cope with these extremes. In the flooded Okavango, lions take on formidable buffalo in epic battles, on the savannah bee-eaters take advantage of elephants to help catch insects and, on the freezing northern tundra, caribou embark on great migrations shadowed by hungry Arctic wolves.

  • Chadden Hunter
    Wild Arabia, Cliffhangers, Planet Earth, Frozen Planet
  • Chadden Hunter
    Wild Arabia, Cliffhangers, Planet Earth, Frozen Planet
  • Chadden Hunter
    Wild Arabia, Cliffhangers, Planet Earth, Frozen Planet
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television
  • Genres:
    nature documentary
  • Runtime:
    59 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    800,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2017
    Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    United States
Director Biography - Chadden Hunter

Dr. Chadden Hunter is an Australian wildlife biologist and filmmaker. After completing a PhD on gelada baboons in Ethiopia, Chadden worked with National Geographic and Discovery Channel, filming everything from tribes in Africa to snow leopards in Pakistan. On the BBC series Planet Earth he became known as 'the guy covered in bat poop', and whilst filming arctic wolves for Frozen Planet learnt that minus 40C was cold enough to freeze his eyes shut. His credits include Series Producer on Wild Arabia which was nominated for two Emmy awards. While producing the ‘Grasslands’ programme for Planet Earth II Chadden discovered a new-found respect for any rhinoceros he meets on foot in long grass.

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