Not emu-sed: Filming Australia's wildlife and its challenges


By Tosca Looby

As a nature documentary maker, I have spent days staring at a dog dropping. It was in a glass box. A multi-award-winning cinematographer sat beside me, macro lens trained on the scene, as we watched and waited for a swarm of blowflies to descend.

Herald Sun: Op Ed by Tosca Looby

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‘We captured creatures no-one could identify’

Magical Land of Oz is the first blue-chip natural history series to be commissioned and broadcast by the ABC in almost two decades. It has been a huge project, spanning the breadth of Australia’s landmass and her three oceans, showcasing animals many Australians won’t realise exist on their continent, using camera technology that has allowed new access to wild animals.