Nestled in the Detroit River, Belle Isle is the city’s largest public park. Roughly 1 million visitors a year use the island for recreation, but few people explore its natural side. Filmed over the course of one year, Belle Isle Revealed tells the story of this island’s important ecological role in the heart of the Great Lakes waterway. From old-growth forests to remnant prairies, from shallow wetlands to rocky river-banks, Belle Isle hosts a surprising diversity of wildlife.

Belle Isle Revealed was nominated for a national Emmy award in the craft category of Nature / Wildlife Cinematography.

Video produced for the Detroit Free Press by Brian Kaufman.

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