Pyrenees Mountain: Lammergeier

Lammergeier: Pyrenees Mountain

1 x 59min for NHK Wildlife (Japan)

Role(s): Co-Producer/Cinematographer/Editor

Pyrenees Mountains stretch between the border of France and Spain. Many of the peaks are over 3000 meters above sea level. Pyrenees host diverse wild mammals such as chamois and marmots as well as variety of birds of prey. Among them, one of the most unique is Lammergeier, or bearded vulture. Lammergeirs pick up bones of dead animals, then thy soar high up in the sky before dropping the bones to crash them against the rocky ground. They feed on bone marrows. They are the only spices of bird in the world that lives almost entirely on the diet of bone marrows. Once they were nearly extinct in Europe, but thanks to the conservation programme in Pyrenees, their numbers are steadily increasing. This episode portrays unique behaviour of Lammergeiers in the grandeur landscape of Pyrenees. [NHK]

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