Planet Earth III – ostriches

1 November, 2023
Planet Earth III - Desert and Grasslands

The first sequence I filmed for on Planet Earth III was about the hard work of being an ostrich parent. Working with director Tom Greenhalgh and filming with cameraman Ian Llewellyn we saw what the pair go through to ensure the survival of their eggs in a very harsh environment.

Namibia was such a beautiful country and was blessed with some of the best light I’ve ever seen. I guess all the dust coming off the desert plays a big part in the incredible sunsets. Here are a few photos I took on my Pentax 67 on 120mm Kodak Portra 400.

The stargazing was also unparalleled with such an incredible milky way, and quiver trees all round to frame the sky.

The Deserts and Grasslands episode of PEIII is out 5th November 2023 at 6.15pm.