Red-billed quelea

1.5 billion of these fast-breeding birds swarm over Africa's savannah and this is the largest flock of birds ever caught on camera. Filming this spectacle from below put the cameraman in a vulnerable position and he and his equipment ended up covered in guano. The fast frame speed capability of Super16 captured the rapid movement of this intense throng.

Release date: 29 May 2009

2 minutes


Role Contributor
Key talentDavid Attenborough
ProducerJonny Keeling

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