Run-Time: 2 x 52 min.
Directed by Stephan Krasser and Johannes Berger
A co-production by ORF, NDR, ARTE and wega Film in association with BMBWK
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9
Greece - The Wild Side
Part I: The View From The Gods
Part II: Surrounded By Blue
Greece is a land of unique contrasts, craggy mountains and lush forests, with wild animals that have disappeared from the rest of Europe, enjoying archaic relationships - and seemingly the special powers of Greek Gods!
Part I takes us to isolated places like the Vikos Gorge - Europe's Grand Canyon - where western rock nuthatches make perfect bottle-shaped nests out of the insects they catch! Beneath the sky-high Meteora monasteries two male Egyptian vultures fight over the last female; while down below the extraordinary Sheltopusek, a bizarre legless lizard, hunts exotic insects.
Part II Chameleons on land, cuttlefish in the water: the astonishing colour-changing heroes of the Greek Islands with their startling hunting, mating and reproduction strategies. Add the snakes that snatch migrating birds stopping for a drink and a rest, and the valley in Rhodes where butterflies coat the rocks and trees, and lizards hoover them up ...