Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Franz Hafner
Produced by Interspot Film for ORF, ZDF, Smithsonian Channels, Channel One Russia, ARTE France in association with National Geographic Channels International and ORF-Enterprise
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Russia's Wild Sea
Russlands wildes Meer - Paradies der Extreme
Part I: Only the Thoughest
Part II: Tides of Plenty
The Sea of Okhotsk lies between the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Japanese island of Hokkaido: the last and greatest unspoiled ocean on Earth. It can be harsh and unforgiving; temperatures drop to -40 degrees, typhoons and tsunamis lash the shores. But it's also a wildlife paradise where animals grow bigger, stronger and more numerous than anywhere else. Its iconic animals are giant brown bears, the world's biggest sea eagles and the acrobatic spotted seals. Grizzlies here don't all hibernate; some dip into the thermal baths and geysers left by the world's most active volcanoes. The few human inhabitants are held by the glory of the natural spectacles, including the world's largest seabird colonies, orca pods and humpback whales.
Awards: Kamera Alpin Austria 2018: Kamera Alpin Austria Award, Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2018: White Dolphin (Grand Prix), New York Festivals - World's Best TV & Films 2019: Gold World Medal