During June and July 2009, the Human Planet Rivers team set up camp for three weeks on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos.
The campsite, although basic, was equipped to fulfil the crew’s needs: a generator to charge the many batteries needed to power the cameras, a river that could be used for washing and cleaning, and plenty of locally sourced food.
The team regularly welcomed locals from the nearby villages, but Cameraman Richard Kirby soon discovered they were going to have to share their lodgings with some rather more unwelcome visitors. Researcher Renée Godfrey talks us through a not so normal day at camp…
Available since: Thu 24 Jun 2010
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