A popular TV show when I was a kid was Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. Host Marlin Perkins and his naturalist sidekick Jim Fowler brought nature and wildlife into our living rooms. Starting in 2013, Wild Kingdom premiered a series of webisodes that featured new host Stephanie Arne, a new format and new stories about the world’s wildest places and creatures. In 2017 I had the pleasure of shooting underwater video for their new series titled, The Floating Forests. We filmed this new series about kelp forest ecosystems at Catalina and Anacapa Islands.
I brought along my Mavic Pro drone, iPhone X and Canon 5D Mark lll to quietly and discreetly shoot scenes during the day – and surprised him with this short video of his birthday. It was a magic day that I will always remember!