By April Neale Nov 14, 2013
Downer, who has transformed wildlife filmmaking by pioneering the use of spy cameras in order to capture nature’s most intimate moments, has taken natural history filmmaking to a whole different level with this new project.
His team developed a cutting-edge team of Spycams to offer viewers an unprecedented glimpse into the lives and challenges of three different penguin species: Emperor penguins in Antarctica, Rockhopper penguins on the Falkland Islands, and Humboldt penguins in the Atacama Desert of Peru.
The show is narrated by Jane Lynch.Two-hour Special – Narrated by Jane Lynch – Premieres 11/23 at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel
· Filming for 300 consecutive days, this was the longest continuous shoot of Emperor penguins ever. ·
At -60 degrees Celsius, the crew endured some of the coldest conditions on earth.
· The show consists of 1,000 hours of intimate behavior condensed into two hours.
· There were 50 spycams in all including penguin spycams capable of laying egg cams!