The Orca at Punta Norte are perhaps some of the most famous orca in the world. They have been appearing in documentaries (doco’s) for decades. Some of the historic doco’s are listed below, as well as more contemporaneous ones. The PNOR team have been instrumental in helping a number of film crews, including many of those featured below;
Premiered 3 October 1993.
National Geographic Explorer & Australian Broadcasting Corporation |
Killer Whales: Wolves of the Sea. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Filmed with David Parer.
Awards: Gold Panda for Best Film at Wildscreen 1994
Premiered 14 October 1990.
BBC Earth |
(“Hunting & Escaping” episode 4) with David Attenborough. Filmed with Trials Of Life Mike DeGruy.
Premiered 31 October 2001
BBC | Blue Planet II (“
Coasts” episode 8) narrated by David Attenborough. Producer Andy Byatt. Clip “ A cruel lesson“.
Premiered 30 November 2003
National Geographic & Earth Creatures Company |
Be the Creature. (“Coastal Creatures” episode 7). Filmed with the Kratt Brothers ( Chris and Martin).
Premiered 14 February 2010.
Discovery Channel. Pangolin Pictures.
(also known as; Killer Whales Orca. The Ultimate Killer). Filmed with Paul Atkins.
2013. Televisa Mexico.
Premiered 9 October 2015
BBC2 HD |
( Patagonia: Earth’s Secret Paradise Wild Patagonia) (“ Life on the Edge” episode 3). Narrated by Santiago Cabrera
Premiered 6 December 2015
BBC1 & Silverback Films |
The Hunt (“Race Against Time (Coasts)” episode 6) narrated by David Attenborough. Executive Producer, Alistair Fothergill. Behind the scenes video-blog re filming the orca.
BBC | Blue Planet II
Premiered 29 October 2020
ZED Production for ARTE France (distributed worldwide by Terranoa) | Genius Sea Hunters.
Awards: Best Expedition Science/Environment Film Society Of French Explorers Film festival Lumexplore 2020
Jorge (left) and Juan (middle) being filmed by John (right) ZED Production. Photo courtesy of Lindsey Kruse.
To Premiere 22 April 2021
National Geographic & Red Rock Films | Secret Lives of Whales
Hayes (left), Andy (middle) preparing to flim Ingrid (right) for interview with Red Rock Films. Photo PNOR.
A shimmering sea as the sun sets over Medina Bay, Estancia La Ernestina Photo PNOR.
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