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December 2023 - January 2024

NHNZ Worldwide has recently added new 4K clips of Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique animals and landscapes to its extensive archive library.  From glacier covered mountains to the rain-drenched native forests and rough frigid seas,

New Zealand has spectacular landscapes but is also a sanctuary for distinctive creatures. 

 

Tucked in between one of the most treacherous stretches of ocean in the world and some of the highest mountain ranges in the southern hemisphere, it is a jurassic land full of rare endemic animals such as alpine parrots, shy penguins and ancient eels.  Surviving in a place where no parrot should be, we have footage of the world’s only alpine parrot, the kea, turning their natural inquisitive nature in all new directions!

Below New Zealand’s tallest mountain range, the Southern Alps, lies the Okarito Lagoon, a mecca for birdlife.  Thousands of native birds visit Okarito, including the famous white heron, and our new footage includes the only place in the country where these white heron breed, performing elaborate courtship displays with elegant white plumage. This Westland region of New Zealand is like nowhere else on earth.  

 

 

 

Isolated from the rest of the world with almost no mammalian predators, invertebrates flourish in New Zealand.  From giant nocturnal crickets and carnivorous centipedes to fishing spiders and glowing worms with silken traps, we watch them thrive, capturing all of their survival methods in 4K wonder.  

 

 

 

 

 

New footage is now available of the homecoming of one of the planet’s rarest and most unique birds, the little blue penguin.  We also capture the spring-time northern royal albatross breeding.  Watching the fickle mating game amidst the dangers of the high seas makes for great viewing.  Down on the rocky beaches, we filmed a large New Zealand fur seal bullfighting for dominance.  Waving and stretching his neck out, he tries to drive other males out of his territory.  The reason for this aggression is soon revealed - female fur seals.  It’s breeding season for the seals too, and the males need to conquer challengers, control their territories and mate with as many females as possible during this time!

 

 

 

We have added to our New Zealand collection by gaining access to our two wild ‘fortresses’ that were established to protect vulnerable native animals: Orokonui and Little Barrier Island/Te Hauturu o Toil.  One is a remote island protected by a moat of saltwater, the other a hilltop citadel surrounded by a predator-proof barrier.  Under this protection live the remnants of the birds, reptiles and insects that once dominated these remote islands before the arrival of humans and the tide of mammal predators they brought with them.  We also have rare birds like the hihi and kokako who are rebounding from the brink of extinction.  And we have some special footage on the flightless takahe, with two brand new chicks emerging from her nest.  These are incredibly rare additions to a population that was thought to be extinct only 50 years ago.  Without these sanctuaries they would be lost forever…

 

 

 

 

In covering these fortresses we have filmed the beautiful jewelled gecko and the ancient reptile, the tuatara, which is the last of a 300-year-old order.  It was once a top predator of the forest floor, but egg-eating mammals like rats brought tuataras to the verge of extinction. Now, within this fortress, the population of tuatara is slowly rebounding and we are keen to share this progress!

 

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget our recent additions of 4K Bornean Orangutan and Chinese wildlife clips, adding to our 15,000 hours of specialist footage and 50,000 online clips shot around the globe. Our site continues to grow its natural history content offering, so check out these new collections at footage.nhnz.tv, or contact our team directly by email at images@nhnz.tv.  Our renowned personalized service is offered by our experienced team of researchers and content specialists, led by senior archivist Jamie Thorp.

 

NHNZ Worldwide’s digital library offers specialist stock footage from around the world, sourcing and delivering premium specialist factual content to editorial and creative producers worldwide.  NHNZ Worldwide makes licensing easy with per second rates, no minimums, free research and screener downloads.  NHNZ Worldwide is a globally renowned production house with more than 350 international awards, including two Emmy Awards, the Wildscreen Panda Award and Best Documentary Series at the Asian Television Awards.

NHNZ WORLDWIDE OFFERING NEW 4K BORNEAN ORANGUTAN AND CHINESE WILDLIFE CLIPS 

NHNZ Worldwide is pleased to announce the addition of 4K Bornean Orangutan and Chinese wildlife clips, adding to our 15,000 hours of specialist footage and 50,000 online clips available for licensing around the world. 

 

New footage is available from the Tibetan Plateau, home to a surprising array of animals, surviving in this brutal high altitude environment. Living at 5000 meters above sea level is unusual for any cold blooded reptile but we have managed to film the Tibetan Plateau’s only species of snake - the Hot Spring Snake, in action amongst the volcanic springs which enable its survival. Our library also hosts new content ranging from China’s fastest animal, the Tibetan antelope, to clips of the giant Tibetan bear along with its gorgeous cubs, its Wild Yaks and its tiny grassland Pika. Aiming to capture footage of the animals living their day to day lives, our clips of Tibet’s only primate – the Tibetan Macaque – cover a huge array of behaviors such as parental care, mating, foraging, fighting, swimming, bathing and grooming. 

Neighboring Tibet, and stretching from the precipitous snowy peaks in the north to dense tropical rainforests in the south, the Yunnan Province is home to China’s largest number of animal species and our library showcases the region’s priceless biodiversity. In covering this Province, we have managed to film the Asiatic Black Bear scavenging, Giant Salamanders, the Black Crested Gibbon feeding and suckling its young, and also Red Pandas foraging, climbing and grooming. Our footage includes the rarest and highest-living primates in the world, such as the Bengal Slow Loris and the Yunnan Snub Nosed Monkeys, which we have captured feeding on lichen, fighting, leaping through trees and foraging in snow, plus the last remaining troop of wild Asian elephants bathing, suckling and being well cared for by their parents.

Come and check out all the Chinese wildlife we have on offer!

 

As a leading supplier of orangutan content, NHNZ Worldwide has added to its current collection in this space with additional clips of the Bornean Orangutan (pongo pygmaeus) which is endemic to the island of Borneo.  The Bornean Orangutan is highly intelligent and we have managed to capture tool work, such as using sticks to test water depth and poke holes for termites, and using leaves as umbrellas. We are keen to shed the spotlight on these amazing creatures as the Bornean Orangutan population of just an estimated 50,000 – 60,000 individuals, is critically endangered. 

 

Our site continues to grow its natural history content offering so check out these new collections at footage.nhnz.tv or contact our team directly by email at images@nhnz.tv. Our renowned personalized service is offered by our experienced team of researchers and content specialists, led by senior archivist Jamie Thorp. 

 

NHNZ Worldwide’s digital library offers specialist stock footage sourcing and delivering premium specialist factual content to editorial and creative producers worldwide. NHNZ Worldwide makes licensing easy with per second rates, no minimums, free research and screener downloads. NHNZ Worldwide is a globally renowned production house with more than 350 international awards, including two Emmy Awards, the Wildscreen Panda Award and Best Documentary Series at the Asian Television Awards.

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NHNZ WORLDWIDE LAUNCHES NEW DIGITAL ARCHIVE LIBRARY

July 2022: World-renowned natural history producer NHNZ Worldwide has today announced an innovative refresh to their leading digital archive library, making its 15,000 hours of specialist footage and 50,000 online clips available for licensing around the world. The re-launch cements the company’s position as a market leader in blue chip natural history archive content. 

 

The Emmy award-winning production company holds footage from more than 30 years’ experience in documentary and factual television, bringing to life the natural, historical, scientific, and human worlds, and has recently added even more amazing video to its collection.

 

NHNZ Worldwide’s new platform is supported by intuitive, easy-to-use technology, new download tools and a superior search function, allowing customers to use ‘meta data’ terms to locate specific content. The site features a new lightbox tool enabling customers to save search results, with multiple ways to share selections, including email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

Personalized service is offered to customers through NHNZ Worldwide’s experienced team of researchers and content specialists, who hold science and zoology degrees and a collective 40 years’ archive experience. The site is also growing its content from Africa through specialist supplier Feroxed, along with diversifying its marine collection, particularly from the Pacific.

 

NHNZ Worldwide’s archive site’s re-launch comes after CEO Dame Julie Christie who acquired a majority shareholding in the company last year. Dame Julie is a multi-award-winning creator and producer of unscripted formats in 30 world markets.

 

Dame Julie Christie commented: “We are immensely proud of our incredible archive collection which is acknowledged around the television world. It is timely that we have updated our platform to ensure our clients have the best possible chance to include shots from this collection in their programs.”

 

NHNZ Worldwide has earned more than 350 international awards, including two Emmy Awards for Cinematography and Outstanding Achievement in a Craft in News and Documentary, the Wildscreen Panda Award and Best Documentary Series at the Asian Television Awards.

NHNZ Worldwide's Footage Sales website is here.

Contact the team at NHNZ Worldwide Footage Sales here.

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