MUSE TV recently talked with the person behind National Geographic’s Secrets of the Whales on Disney+, Brian Skerry prior to its’ release on Earth Day April 22.
Epic, revealing and emotional, that’s what you get when immersed in the secretive world of whales and see life and love from their perspectives. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker and conservationist James Cameron, SECRETS OF THE WHALES plunges viewers deep within the epicenter of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals and sperm whales. Featuring the expansive knowledge and skill of acclaimed National Geographic Explorer and Photographer Brian Skerry, the four-part Earth Day special-event series unveils new science and technology to spotlight whales as they make lifelong friendships, teach clan heritage and traditions to their young, and grieve deeply for the loss of loved ones. Filmed over three years in 24 global locations, throughout this epic journey, we learn that whales are far more complex and more like us than ever imagined. This is a personal story that very few are lucky enough to witness … until now.
Brian Skerry is a photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. He is currently featured in the upcoming Disney+ original series SECRETS OF THE WHALES, where he
traveled the world to chronicle the mysterious and beautiful world of whales.
Since 1998 he has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine. In 2014 he was named a National Geographic Society Photography Fellow, and an NGS Storytelling Fellow in 2017, the same year he was awarded the title of Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year.
Learn More about the series by following the link here and don’t forget to watch Secrets of the Whales on Earth Day, April 22 on Disney+.