Wildlife photographer and cinematographer Shannon Wild is a passionate conservationist who lives in Africa but works wherever the wildlife calls. In her 15 years documenting wildlife, she’s been pinned by a cheetah, charged by an elephant, lions and buffalo, and bitten countless times by snakes and lizards.
But her most recent assignment might prove her most difficult yet: producing a documentary about a rare black panther — the only one living in 250 square miles of dense forest in southern India. Get an inside look at the challenges and dangers of tackling an assignment in an unforgiving environment, from the narrow dirt roads to extreme weather to unexpected injuries — and worse.
National Geographic Live brings the top National Geographic photographers, scientists, filmmakers and adventurers to audiences around the world to share their unbelievable behind-the-scenes stories and stunning images and video.
This event is presented by the Seattle Symphony. The orchestra will not perform on this program.
Photo credit: Shannon Wild