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Wildlife Films: Seeing But Not Always Believing

28 September 2010

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Wildlife Films: Seeing But Not Always Believing

Wildlife documentaries come with the promise that what you’re seeing and hearing is genuine – but that’s not always the case, according to a new book by a veteran environmental filmmaker Chris Palmer.

“When it plunges its head into the entrails of a dead elk “¦ it could be there are M&Ms that have been put into the “¦ elk so that the animal feed on it,” he says. “It could be that it’s been made hungry. It could be that behind the cameraman there’s a trainer giving it signals.”

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