| WINNER of the 2011 NESCent Evolution Film Festival |
Small island environments can be unforgiving, and their inhabitants have evolved extraordinary adaptations to survive the harsh conditions of island life.
Mediterranean island lizards have evolved the ability to drink nectar, and eat flowers and fruits. This adaptation not only allows them to survive in harsh island environments, but their interactions with plants have forever changed these island ecosystems. However, this isn't the only dietary adaptation of island lizards…
"Cold-blooded Cannibals" -- filmed, written, and edited by Nathan Dappen & Joris van Alphen; narrated by John Astbury -- illustrates the amazing adaptations of these remarkable reptiles.
Filming assistance from Ryan McMinds, Hannah Peck & Marina Knize.
Filmed on a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon Rebel T3i.
UPDATE 6/26/2011: Cold-blooded Cannibals won the NESCent Evolution Film Festival! See all the entries here: evolutionvideo.wordpress.com/2011-entries/
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