A short clip of some of our shots of the Peringuey's Adder (Bitis peringueyi), taken in the Namib Desert. These adders are some of the best ambush hunters in the world, hiding under the sand and using their tails as bait, and seizing any prey that is drawn to them or has the misfortune of walking past. They are endemic to the Namib Desert, and one of our favorite snakes to film.
Music is the track 'Movie Rhythm1' by 'Sunsearcher'.
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View striking and strange reptilian species in the new Reptile HD stock footage collection available at NatureFootage. Representing evolutionary specialization across millions of years, reptiles are as intriguing in structure and design as they are in their behavior. Ranging from cute little geckos and timid chameleons to the great and formidable saltwater crocodile, the Reptile HD stock footage collection contains a wide range of scaly and cold-blooded animals. Whether your video production is in need of venomous snakes, endangered sea turtles, or the ultra-rare tuatara, our cinematographers have captured them all on film and video.
“Reptiles of the River” begins by describing the seven habitats that support reptile life near the San Pedro River in Arizona. The advantages and disadvantages that reptiles have in comparison to mammals in a hot, dry desert environment are discussed. Video includes close up shots of several species of lizards, snakes and turtles. This video is a great source of information on rattlesnakes and the fascinating Gila Monster.
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After many years trying to capture the reproductive behavior of the Mount Meru Jackson's chameleon (Trioceros jacksonii merumontanus) on "film" (and in the process, understand a little more about them), I can't truly say I've succeeded. That day will come with the culmination of an expedition to the cloudy rain forests of Tanzania, where I hope to be able to film the same behavior-- or be surprised by something completely different.
Shot in a climate-controlled greenhouse in the United States with a Canon EOS 7D on a Cartoni F101 head and Cinevate's Atlas 30. The linear tracking system was used to allow the camera to be moved with the least amount of effort (for re-framing, etc), thus minimizing disruption for the chameleons, who are notorious for being shy and easily scared.
Music from the original motion picture score of District 9 (buy it here: http://bit.ly/bqA7tX)