KILLER WHALES- UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
During four years of shooting in the icy waters that surround the volcanic archipelago of the Crozet Islands, we have followed the trial and tribulations of Delphine, a young female adolescent killer whale.
Living and growing within her family group she gradually learns how to find her bearings, how to hunt king penguins or Minke whales and how to get stranded in order to catch sea elephants. For the first time divers have dared to swim next to these great predators and have brought back an amazing collection of unique shots. Come and join us in the world of the Crozet Islands and their undisputed masters…
To date, this film is the only one-hour pure blue chip featuring killer whale in a unique environment. It has no equivalent and will not have until a dedicated filming crew is willing to spend such a long time in a hostile environment… diving in icy cold waters while killer whale eating a Minke whale, spending a full year in a remote hut waiting for the animal to visit the shores, or risking ones’ life to dive among preys while killer whale are hunting.
Directed by Bertrand LOYER
World Underwater Film Festival- Antibes, France – Gold Palm Award and French President Special Award
Jules Verne Festival- Paris, France – Best Director Award