© Paul Nicklen / National Geographic Stock / WWF-Canada

How we helped bring elusive narwhal to your screen

15 May 2019

The Last Ice Area Canada Narwhal Wildlife Ocean

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.

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Brandon Laforest
Senior specialist, Arctic species & ecosystems