Whales: An Unforgettable Journey
|Directed by||David Clark |
|Produced by||Christopher N. Palmer |
|Written by||Roger Payne |
|Narrated by||Patrick Stewart|
|Music by||Sam Corden |
|Cinematography||Al Giddings |
|Edited by||James Lahti|
National Wildlife Federation
Zephyr Productions Ltd.
|Distributed by||Destination Cinema|
Whales: An Unforgettable Journey is a 1997 IMAX documentary about several species of whales and other marine life. It was directed by David Clark, Al Giddings, and Roger Payne, and produced by David Clark and Christopher Palmer. It received an award at the Columbus Film Festival for Science, Technology, and Travel.
The documentary follows biologist Roger Payne's team as they travel around the Americas documenting various species of whales and other marine mammals. Payne and his team film aerial and underwater shots of blue whales, southern right whales, humpback whales, and orcas, in addition to elephant seals, magellanic penguins, and dolphins. Part of this documentary involves the journey of a mother humpback whale named Misty, and her calf named Echo, as they travel the thousands of miles from Echo's birthplace near Hawaii to Alaska to find food. Whales shows the dangers of this seasonal migration, both from natural predators like the orca, and from human activity.
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