Narwhals are extremely timid and rarely filmed underwater.
– David Attenborough, host, Our Planet
Filming nature and wildlife is no easy feat, only made possible by multiple production teams, researchers and local experts coming together. And that’s precisely what was required to bring Netflix’s Our Planet to your screens. The new eight-part docuseries took four years to complete, and through it all, WWF was there to advise on the science. As WWF-Canada’s Arctic species specialist, I helped make connections between the filmmakers and locals who advised about whales roaming northern waters.
This, in part, resulted in this breathtaking scene.
Senior specialist, Arctic species & ecosystems
Satellite tags allow us to follow the movements of narwhal as they go about their annual feeding and reproductive routines, in order to better understand these unique creatures.
Footage captured by aerial drones as part of a narwhal research camp in Tremblay Sound, Nunavut, is giving biologists new insights into the behaviour of one of the world’s most mysterious whales.