Wild Burma

BBC NHU

This six week expedition to Burma took us to three different locations where we setup camp and carried out surveys of the surrounding areas. The huge distances between bases were mostly covered on foot with the help of local guides to transport provisions and kit.

Sadly, it was evident that large portions of the forest had suffered at the expense of logging and gold mining although as we travelled deeper up north we found an abundance of wildlife including sun bears, tigers and elephants. Entomologist Ross Piper carried out insect surveys and even made new discoveries.

As with the previous expeditions, we took a variety of cameras to enable us to capture footage day and night. Thermal, infrared and starlight cameras were employed for different sequences.

One particular highlight was the journey to our final base camp which involved rafting up a river. The rafts were expertly built from bamboo and made the journey much lighter! Along the route we found tiger tracks which was an exciting and promising sign.

 

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the long trek to salu basecamp

the long trek to salu basecamp

journey up 'tiger river'

journey up 'tiger river'