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Wild Shetland
Year: 2018
Run-Time: 1 x 59 min.

Directed by Jackie Savery

Produced by Mara Media for BBC Scotland
Available Worldwide except for the United Kingdom

Languages: English (ORIGINAL)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9

Wild Shetland

Wild Shetland

From otters to puffi ns, spectacular underwater diving gannets and rarely seen storm petrels, the climax of this fi lm is a dramatic and exciting killer whale hunt where a pod fi lmed from land and air work together to corner young seals in the breathtaking scenery of these islands. This one hour special draws you in to the sheer beauty and drama of Scotland's most northerly isles - Shetland. Following the seasons, the fi lm opens with the powerful Atlantic storms of winter where a young otter family is first seen in the darkness of winter. As days grow longer, thousands of gannets fl ock to the dramatic sea stacks to breed, diving hundreds of feet into the Atlantic Ocean in a feeding frenzy. Meanwhile the otter family explores the remote coastline of the sunken fjords in a daily battle for survival; and now a new male is on the scene ...
The tiniest seabirds in the world - delicate storm petrels - return to nest in a 2,000-year-old Iron Age structure and colourful puffi ns crowd the grassy cliff tops. As fi elds of summer fl owers bloom, young tern chicks grow rapidly on the bounty of the ocean and habour seal pups line the silver-white beaches. But as the seals give birth the orca move in. Killer whales - the most formidable ocean predators - work the coastline with clinical precision, cornering seals to feed their own tightknit family.
With original music by award-winning Scottish composer Fraser Purdie, this film of beauty and drama, romantic yet harsh, provides an overwhelming sense of place.
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