by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, Film/TV.

whale wars, emmy, conservation, whales

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.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • JLee

    Sweet! This is awesome, and they totally deserve the emmy for risking their lives to bring light of this horrific battle. Go Sea Shepards!

  • RAIN

    AWESOME!

  • Urban Myth

    Interesting post and information, especially when enhanced with the “cinematographer’s” quote. Five cinematographers have not been nominated to receive the Emmy award…only one has, and that would be the Director of Cinematography.