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Waterfall goats

Duration: 02:59

In the highest reaches of the western Ghats, cloud touched peaks rise above the forest. These grassy islands in a sea of trees have their own unique animals, nilgiri tahr whose ancestors came from the distant Himalayas, where other tahr still live. The hills rise to over 2500m and clouds - harbingers of the monsoon - condense and cool around their peaks, watering the forest below with 10m of rain a year. India's highest waterfall thunders from these rain drenched heights.

Available since: Tue 28 Jul 2009

Credits

Key talent
Mike BIRKHEAD
Producer
Mike BIRKHEAD
Camera Operator
Shekar DATTATRI
Camera Operator
Gil DOMB
Camera Operator
Justine EVANS
Camera Operator
Mike HERD
Camera Operator
Chip HOUSEMAN
Camera Operator
Alastair MACEWEN
Camera Operator
David SHALE
Camera Operator
John WATERS

This clip is from

Land of the Tiger MONSOON FORESTS

6/6 On the final stage of his epic journey, Valmik travels to the lush monsoon forests of Assam,South India's Western Ghats and across the sea to Sri Lanka.

First broadcast: 26 Dec 1997

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