Red rocks and kangaroos at sunset – this is Australia as we know it. The most concealed area remains perhaps the most mysterious on the fifth continent: the tropical rainforest in the north east of the country is home to kangaroos who climb in the trees. In the swamps lurk “Salties”, the largest crocodiles on earth, waiting for unsuspecting prey. Deep in the jungle live curious birds of paradise and the cassowary – a huge bird who appears to be from prehistoric times. You’d do well to avoid his strong beak and clawed dinosaur feet, especially when the cassowary has offspring in tow – although the babies look more like wild boar piglets than chicks while searching for food on the forest floor…Down Under is a continent full of natural wonders!
The filming of the series “Wild Australia” took three years. Renowned wildlife filmmakers Thoralf Grospitz and Jens Westphalen used specialized macro- and super slow-motion HD cameras to portray the animal kingdom down under. This is Australia as you’ve never seen it before!