Monitor lizards outlived the dinosaurs – these living dragons are the world’s largest and most powerful lizards – and they’re surprisingly smart.

Monitor lizards are real life dragons. Armed with sharp teeth and tearing claws, these fearsome predators are calculating killers. And they are very clever. They outlived the dinosaurs and evolved into the largest lizards still walking the planet. Join the ‘Lizard Man’, distinguished US biologist Dr. Eric Pianka, on an expedition into Australia’s red heartland, where miniature video cameras open windows into their secretive world. Visit the University of Tennessee, where monitors are doing what mammals do – they’re thinking ahead. It’s all cold comfort for the hapless victims of these formidable Lizard Kings.

A Kaufmann Co-Production with WDR/Germany & ARTE, in Association with NOVA/WGBH Boston and ABC Australia

Film and Festival Awards!

ATOM Awards (Australian Teachers of Media), Melbourne/Australia:
Best Documentary Science, Technology & The Environment
ACS Awards (Australian Cinematographers Society), State Awards (SA & WA): Gold Award for Best Cinematography Wildlife & Nature Film and The Milton Ingerson Award for Best Entry of the Year (including all categories)
ACS Awards (Australian Cinematographers Society), National Awards:
Award of Distinction for Wildlife & Nature Cinematography
IWFF (International Wildlife Film Festival), Missoula/USA:
Honorable Mention Award for Animal Behaviour Honorable Mention Award for Educational Value
World Media Festival ,Hamburg/Germany:Intermedia Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary Nature & Wildlife
TECHFILM Festival , Prague/Czechoslovakia:Best International Film

Further Finalist Awards!

5th CMS VATAVARAN Environment & Wildlife Film Festival , New Delhi/India:
Finalist for Best International Nature Film
NaturVision Film Festival 2010, Neuschoenau/Germany:
Finalist for Best Story, Finalist for Best Camera, Finalist for Grand Award NaturVision
Green Screen Nature Film Festival, Eckernfoerde/Germany:
Finalist Best Science Documentary
Goethe Institute Science Film Festival, Bangkok/Thailand:
Finalist Science Awards & part of Festival Screenings
Festival International du Film Animalier d’Albert, Albert/France:
Finalist Best Scientific Documentary (Prix du Film Scientifique)

 

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