‘Humpback Whales’ Film Is An Important Reminder That Not Every Environmental Story Is Bad News

With so many of the world’s biggest environmental stories dominated by degradation, loss and rapid change, it can be quite relieving to get a little bit of good news. In the case of the world’s humpback whales, it’s some good news the size of a bus.

“Humpback Whales,” a new IMAX documentary from MacGillivray Freeman Films, narrated by Ewan McGregor, explores the lives of these majestic creatures, their unique behaviors and their remarkable recovery from the threat of extinction. The film was shot on location in Alaska, Hawaii and Tonga over 3 1/2 years.

“We’ve been working on trying to get this film done for 10 years,” director Greg MacGillivray told The Huffington Post. His son Shaun, who produced the film, explained that a partnership with Pacific Life finally helped make the film happen.

Shaun said that they had to be in the right spot at the right time, like any other wildlife film, but shooting such large creatures underwater was even more challenging. “It was tough, but we ended up getting fantastic shots,” he said.

The film is about celebrating these remarkable animals, said Fred Sharpe, a scientist who’s featured in the film, and “their unusual cooperative behaviors and social prowess.” —> Read More Here


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