ViewLorium has a wide range of documentaries and some of the most popular are those in the Ben Cropp – Wild Australia series. Two of the most popular Ben Cropp documentaries currently screening on ViewLorium are –
Wonders of a Billabong
The billabong has become one of Australia’s icons, thanks to it being made *famous* by the poems of Banjo Patterson. A billabong is basically a river that has been cut off, when a river changes its course it often leaves a banana shaped stretch of water, over time this area becomes land locked and transforms itself into a tranquil lagoon – a billabong.
In Wonders of a Billabong Ben chooses to show viewers one of the best billabongs he has ever seen this one is located outside Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory. This stunning billabong is literally teaming with life and Ben (who is filming in High Definition) captures all of the amazing wildlife and the beautiful scenery. Watching the wildlife we learn how the daily predator VS prey of the animal kingdom is played out – a daily upheaval that takes place in an otherwise tranquil and pristine billabong.
In this apparently calm lagoon you’ll see the water full of crocodiles – both the harmless fresh water and the dangerous salt water varieties, learn how they prey on the turtles, barramundi, cat-fish and file snakes that call this billabong home. There are other lizards living there too including the water dragons that also feed on smaller prey.
There is a range of birdlife flying over head including darters, cormorants, pelicans and osprey eagles – all who are capable of diving and capturing the fish that live in the billabong. Ben captures crocodiles stalking and catching a wild pig and a wallaby! This amazing 52 minute documentary captures the beauty of this uniquely Australian icon both above and below the water.
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This Rugged Coast – The Coral Labyrinth
The area at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef – Swains Reef remains largely still uncharted which presents a huge challenge for even the most experienced sailors. It is also an area teaming with the world’s largest collection of venomous sea snakes, watch as Ben encounter these dangers as he takes you an another adventure through this wild and dangerous area off Australia’s coast.
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