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Africa's Okavango River Basin, which covers 125,000 square miles, is home to the largest remaining population of African elephants as well as significant populations of lions, cheetahs, wild dogs and hundreds of species of birds. It's also a vital source of water for more than 1 million people and feeds Botswana's majestic Okavango Delta, that is now threatened by human activity along the rivers that feed it.

  • Chris Schmid
  • Chris Schmid
  • Chris Schmid
  • Fabio Mpontshang
    Key Cast
  • Christian Heschl
    Original Score
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Wildlife, Nature
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
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Director Biography - Chris Schmid

Sony Ambassador, National Geographic Explorer and represented by National Geographic Image Collection, Chris Schmid, has dedicated his life to documenting the natural beauty of our planet. His photographs and films are an invitation to discover the world with wide eyes and vibrant enthusiasm. His aim is always the same: to approach nature right at its heart in order to raise awareness around the fragility of our earth and inspire action to preserve it.

Specialising in wildlife and documentary photojournalism, with special attention to big cats, the quality of Chris’ work is reflected in the widespread recognition he has received. His photographs have been published in magazines such as National Geographic, BBC and GEO, and he has won numerous awards for his photography and shortfilms. But these prizes have never been his motivation. His tireless efforts to document and protect the few remaining areas of wilderness are fuelled by a love for the natural world and a desire to protect what's left.

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Director Statement

“Sometimes you need to take a risk by spending all afternoon waiting for that great picture, and you may miss some decent images somewhere else, but its all part of the game in wildlife photography.”