Animal Planet cinematographers have been honored with an Emmy nomination for their work on-board the SS Steve Irwin for the television series Whale Wars. The group of five people braved intense conditions to shoot dramatic encounters between Sea Shepherd and the Japanese whaling fleet. Said one cameraman, “Filming was an ordeal, they were pretty difficult and extremely dangerous circumstances. I didn’t think it was good enough. It was such rough and ready cinematography because of the environment.”
Whale Wars continues to draw in the viewers for Animal Planet. The network has confirmed that cinematographers will be with the Sea Shepherd crew for the upcoming campaign against the Japanese. It should be an interesting season three for the series — as the organization recently announced the addition of the sleek Earthrace boat to assist in curbing the Japanese hunt.
Look for the Emmy awards to be presented this coming September.