Music video or science documentary? This is both! Here's the National Geographic story that goes with it: voices.nationalgeographic.org/2017/10/30/a-krills-eye-video-of-new-zealand-seabirds/.
We took a GoPro-rigged buoy out into New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf, where multitudes of hungry seabirds were tracking swarms of fish and krill just below the surface of the sea. Featuring Darlingside‘s “The Ancestor” from the album Birds Say. Amazing underwater footage courtesy of the Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust.
Some of the things you’re seeing:
-Clouds of wriggling krill among massive schools of blue mackerel
-Fluttering shearwaters casually flying around underwater in pursuit of the krill
-Thousands of fairy prions, Buller’s shearwaters (which breed on a single clump of islands in New Zealand, and nowhere else in the world), and other tubenose seabirds in flight
-Cameo of a northern giant petrel coming in for a close look at our GoPro buoy
Music by Darlingside darlingside.com/
iPhone footage by me abbymcbride.com/
GoPro footage courtesy of Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust nzseabirdtrust.com/
Boat transport by James Ross
Dinghy transport by Chris Gaskin
Assistance by Edin Whitehead and Tony Whitehead