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Episode List


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30 Jan. 1967
20 Feb. 1968
15 Apr. 1969
6 Sep. 1973
Wind Raiders of the Sahara
A 1500 mile journey across the world's largest desert in sailboats. An eight-man team of experts spent four weeks navigating the Sahara from Algeria to the Atlantic Coast of Mauritania. The crafts are three-wheeled boats that can streak across the dunes at speeds up to 60 mph. Sahara means wilderness in Arabic and several scenes capture the feeling. Nomadic tribes of Moors, caught in a devastating drought are forced to slaughter their camels for food or free them to fend for themselves. The hazards include erratic winds, uneven terrain, long hauls between water and ...
The Great Whales
Deals with Whales all over the world, their lives, habits, and man's relationship with them.
National Parks
This TV Special is on the National Parks of the USA. It shows the beauty and attributes of each of these parks, and the benefits they have on the environment and humans. I was the Cinematographer/Hang Glider pilot for aerial scenes over Yosemite National Park, California, USA.
8 Jan. 1980
Dive to the Edge of Creation
1 hour-long TV special about deep sea exploration of the Galapagos Rift (1980).
Egypt: Quest for Eternity
Documentary about ancient Egypt, its temples, paintings and art, and how these old treasures are being endangered by modern civilization. Also shown are the Nile river, the Luxor and Karnak temples, the Sphynx, the Great Pyramids of Giza, the river path to the Land of the Dead, the pharaohs and queens' tombs, as well as egyptologysts' interpretation of Ancient Egypt mysteries.
Born of Fire
National Geographic's cameras travel to Iceland, Africa, Japan, California and Greece to record how the huge plates of the earth's crust crash together, pull apart and override each other, causing ground-shattering earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Follow scientists around the world as they search for clues to the causes of these powerful geologic events. BORN OF FIRE demonstrates that while man is capable of hernessing this tremendous power for his benefit, he must also prepare for the possibility of cataclysmic disaster
Man: The Incredible Machine
This TV special was on the incredible things about the human body, and it deals with body parts, their functions, their attributes, and their need to maintain health.
11 Feb. 1987
In the Shadow of Vesuvius
Documentary explores the history surrounding the destruction of Pompeii and its inhabitants in 79 A.D. by the volcano Vesuvius.
20 Apr. 1988
Mysteries of Mankind
Investigation about the origin of Man and his evolutionary process, taking into account the new techniques that allow to determine the age of fossils, bones and footprints, and reconstruct a face from its skull.
Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
National Geographic goes to Botswana to examine the struggle for survival between lions and hyenas.
Bite of the Black Widow
This TV show is about the life of Black Widow Spiders, and the dangers of their bites. It shows the living habits of the spiders in macro detail. How they live, eat, and mate. It also shows the effects on the human body after being bitten by one of these spiders. My wife, Kathleen, and I did ALL the macro cinematography on this program.
The Ants from Hell
About the life of the imported Fire Ant (Solinopsis invictus) and the perils they cause humans and other wildlife.
The Body Changers
Concerns the way some animals change their bodies as they develop, and how humans change as they grow older.
5 Nov. 2003
Inside Special Forces
National Geographic takes a behind the scenes look at the Special Forces of the United States.
31 Mar. 2004
Whales in Crisis
National Geographic follows a group of volunteers who are trying to help a pod of beached pilot whales. It also investigates whether there is a link between whale beaching and the use of sonar by the Navy.
17 Nov. 2004
Civil War Gold
National Geographic searches for and investigates the wreck of the gold carrying civil war era SS Republic which sank in a hurricane in 1865.
Climbing Redwood Giants
About the search for the tallest Redwood tree in the world, and the life that lives near or on Redwood trees.

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