Over the past years, a group of nature filmmakers have been exploring our world’s seas looking for whales. Join the team on a marvelous adventure and witness exhilarating Orcas on the hunt, tender moments with humpback's mother and calves, and dive into a dreamlike encounter with a blue whale.
Wildlife filmmaker Manolo Mendieta aims to highlight themes of nature conservation and animal behavior through pristine visual narratives and thought-inducing stories.
While developing his natural history long-form debut "Whalelands" spanning five years of production. Manolo had the opportunity to capture rarely seen wildlife behaviors in remote locations such as Antarctica, Norway, and the South Pacific.
Some of his most notable credits in the nature documentary space include his work as a cameraman for BBC's Bafta award-winning series "Big Blue Live", "Wild West", and National Geographic’s; "Mexico Untamed".
"Whalelands" is my love letter to the natural history genre and nature itself. Spanning five years in development, this movie carries my hopes for creating a more inclusive world for the fascinating marine mammals inhabiting our beautiful blue planet.
With a core message of interconnectedness, this film is a timely and hopeful statement of the needed perspectives that could aid our current transition into a more nurturing and conscientious approach to the natural world.