By Courtney V
Tonight at 8pm ET will be an evening of unprecedented wildlife programming across National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO networks. Viewers in 171 countries (and 45 languages) will get a ringside seat to a spectacular showing of the natural world in REAL TIME from six different continents and 18 time zones for the two-hour global event special EARTH LIVE.
Over the course of the two-hour broadcast, viewers will witness the earth’s greatest wildlife, shot by the world’s greatest wildlife cinematographers:
Emmy award-winning wildlife cinematographer Bob Poole will be in Ethiopia to get up close and personal with a hyena clan, filming with ultra-lowlight camera technology.
Legendary National Geographic photographer Steve Winter, best known for his work documenting the cats of the Pantanal over the past 20 years, will give viewers an inside look at the ocelot, a rare and elusive cat
The celebrated wildlife cameraman and National Geographic Explorer Sandesh Kadur will focus on langurs, the Old World monkeys found in Jodhpur, India.
Sophie Darlington, who made her name filming big cats, will employ cutting-edge, military-grade thermal imaging cameras to expose the hunting strategy of a pride of lions in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.
Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Andy Casagrande will broadcast live underwater from a feeding frenzy of bull sharks in the South Pacific’s Fiji.
Additionally, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Robert Ballard, best known for his discovery of the RMS Titanic, will join the broadcast as he explores the depths of the oceans off the coast of California during one of his Nautilus expeditions.