15-0097 Congo - Deep and Dangerous (Ep. 1)
Produced by Doclights GmbH/NDR Naturfilm; Blue Planet Film, NDR, ARTE, ORF, WDR and National Geographic WILD
Category(ies) as a finalist: Wildlife Habitat
The Congo: the second largest river on Earth! The Congo rises as a brook in the north of Zambia, which provides a stage for one of the world's largest migrations of mammals. On its journey into the west, the river constantly increases in both size and power, just like its inhabitants, for example the mysterious shoebill, one of the largest birds on Earth, which lurks in the dense papyrus of the Bangweulu Wetlands. Meter-long pythons hunt down their prey in the trees while powerful hippopotamus bulls battle it out for control of the water.