Mark Lamble ACS

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Selected Clips and Images


Last of the Great Apes promo in 2D.    


Canon Promo with Tim Laman, National Geographic Photographer.



Reptilian Battleground Croc Munches Hatchlings


Clip from Crocdile King.




Fishing Croc We were at the location to shoot the crocs feeding on fish with infra red lights and camera at night only and sleeping days. However, realising that there were 2 high tides each day, one at night and one 12 hrs later during the day, I went down to the site. To my surprise there were a couple of large crocs still hanging around and it was very quiet. So I tucked myself and the camera into the bushes  and waited. As the water started to flow the fish became active and then the crocs started to hunt. Magic happens, it was shot at 150fr/sec on an SRII HS, on only 2 rolls of film from memory. It was all over in just a few minutes.  Right time, right place and it certainly beat sleeping all day.

 







Shooting this sequence ticked a box for me.

 I had harboured a desire for years to film platypus well. It was my hope to get a camera inside a platypus burrow and show a baby in the nest. It was a chance to see something that no-one had ever seen before and it was a great thrill. Platypus are amazing animals, intellegent, smart and when happy and relaxed increadably interactive which was a suprise to me.


Click to play Platypus clip


Puff Adder   Bitis arietans

The Puff Adder typically is an ambush hunter, sitting in wait for a meal to pass in striking range. Here caught in the early morning sunning itself up on a rocky escarpment in South Africa. It is reported to be responsible for more deaths than any other African snake, they are highly dangerous and venomous.


This clutch of hatchling saltwater crocodiles are in the South Alligator River, Kakadu National Park. We found them in the middle of the night and used infra red lights and camera to record their feeding behaviour. However to our surprise when dawn came they were used to us being close by and they just kept feeding as the tide came in. So we kept filming. You can see their antics chasing mud-skippers and crabs in the film, Crocodile King. One thing to remember that cute as they are, their mum is close by, watching and very, very protective.

Baby Crocs  Crocodylus porosus

Lightning

A spectacular lighting storm at Matarnaka NT. This bolt is classified as a bobby dazzler.


Last of the Great Apes, the first evening at the very first location.
Lola La Bonobo, arrived to late to fillm but had just enough time for a quick recce to see what the options were.  It was my first moment with Great Apes, a Bonobo mother playing with her son. I feel anyone can relate to a moment like this. ( I can still hear the laughter)
Mother and Son

Perfect Storm

Adelaide River NT, a most spectacular storm. Amazing second anvil with the first higher and wispy behind. A funny afternoon (don't mention umbrellas) where we raced back to the boat ramp to try and beat the storm. Our timing was perfect, boat back on the trailer, camera gear in the truck, slam the back door and the heavens opened. Timing is everything, eh Bunitj.


All that remains of a saltwater crocodile whose luck ran out. When your billabong dries up and the mud goes rock hard you have no choice but to try and find water. If the distance is too far and the sun too hot the outcome is inevitable. The flies and maggots clean up quickly leaving only bones, stones and teeth.

Ex Croc


Spotted Pardalote The Spotted Pardalote is a fairly common local bird here. They are small and very quick which makes them hard to get a look at. Most people put them in with the LBJ's ( little brown jobs) as they are hard to see in detail. This one is sitting just outside its burrow entrance and paused just long enough to get this shot. Thanks Ewan.

   

The Yellow Eyed Penguin is considered to be the rarest penguin in the world. Fortunately it is not shy but that may be its downfall.  As penguins go they are have great charisma and are real characters.
Yellow Eyed Penguin  Megadyptes antipodes

Christmas Island Red Crab Christmas Island Red Crab female with eggs. Photo taken just after dawn, she missed the previous nights spawning and is on her way back to the cliff face where she will wait and then spawn on the following night. I feel the annual Red Crab migration on Christmas Island rates as one of the greatest wildlife events on the planet.

           You can find some more images here.

If you are interested in commercial use these still images or any of the 1,000's of others in my collection please contact me.

           
 

Evolve Films Pty Ltd

  Evolve Films Pty Ltd  2013