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Wild Films ~ The Woman Who Swims With Killer Whales
The killer whale is one of the most feared predators in the ocean and most would consider it madness to enter the water with one. But this New Zealander thinks differently.
A film by Mark Woodward.
Merit Award for Inspiring Message at the 2012 Intenational Wildlife Film Festival!
About the film
Seven meters long and weighing six tons, killer whales are one of the most feared creatures in the ocean. Most would consider it madness to enter the water with them, but one remarkable woman thinks differently. New Zealander Dr. Ingrid Visser is the only scientist in the world to swim with wild Killer Whales. Her maverick approach has revolutionized our understanding of these extraordinary creatures. Swimming alone, she’s discovered New Zealand is home to a unique band of shark- and ray-hunting killer whales. Critically endangered, just 200 killer whales roam New Zealand’s 9,000 miles of coastline. Recently Ingrid has noticed a worrying trend: The population are not increasing in size and 2010 saw an unusual number of deaths. The film charts Ingrid’s one-woman mission to find out what’s going on. Her findings reveal disturbing new information about the health of our oceans.
Watch the trailer
Run time: 60 min.
WILD FILMS AT THE LIBRARY is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.