An E360 Video Contest Award Winner
Peak to Peak: An Intimate Look at
The Bighorn Sheep of the Rockies
“Peak to Peak,” the third-place winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest, focuses on a herd of bighorn sheep in Montana and features remarkable scenes of lambs as they gambol along the slopes of the northern Rockies. Produced by Jeremy Roberts, the video follows biologist
Jack Hogg, who has been studying this herd for three decades, as he monitors the sheep and talks about the possible impact of climate change on the animals’ future.
Roberts’ camera captures the spunk and playfulness of the lambs and their evasive dashing, which helps them develop defensive tactics for escaping predators. Roberts gets within a dozen yards of the herd, and his video shows the lambs leaping off rocks, jostling and kicking each other, and butting heads. “The joyful nature of it infected me immediately,” he recalls. “It was one of most exhilarating experiences I’ve had filming wildlife.”
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17 September 2014
About the contest: “Peak to Peak” is the third-place winner of the 2014 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest. Entries were received from four continents, with a prize of $2,000 going to the first-place winner. Below are the other winning videos.
Watch the first-place winner, “Badru’s Story”
Watch the second-place winner, “A Red Dirt Town”
ABOUT THE VIDEO
owns and operates Conservation Media, a small production company that helps scientists communicate their research through film, photography, and educational workshops. He holds a master's degree in science and natural history filmmaking. His past productions have garnered numerous awards, including a Regional Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a CINE Golden Eagle, and more than two dozen film festival recognitions.
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Badru’s Story: Inside
Africa's Impenetrable Forest
The first-place winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest documents the work of researchers in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Filmmakers Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele trek along with scientist Badru Mugerwa and his team as they monitor the impact of climate change on one of Africa’s most diverse forests and its extraordinary wildlife.
A Red Dirt Town: A Legacy
Of Toxic Water Pollution
The second-place winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest examines the legacy of pollution in Anniston, Alabama, the former home of a Monsanto chemical factory. The video tells the story of how PCBs from the Monsanto plant contaminated the town’s waterways and continue to taint the fish that are popular with local anglers.
The Colorado River:
Running Near Empty
Photographer Pete McBride traveled along the Colorado River from its source high in the Rockies to its historic mouth at the Sea of Cortez. In a Yale Environment 360 video, he documents how increasing water demands have transformed the river that is the lifeblood for an arid Southwest.
When The Water Ends:
Africa’s Climate Conflicts
As temperatures rise and water supplies dry up, tribes in East Africa increasingly are coming into conflict. A Yale Environment 360
video reports on a phenomenon that could become more common: how worsening drought will pit groups — and nations — against one another.
Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy
of Mountaintop Removal Mining
During the last two decades, mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia has destroyed or severely damaged more than a million acres of forest and buried nearly 2,000 miles of streams. This video, produced by Yale Environment 360
, offers a first-hand look at mountaintop removal and what is at stake for Appalachia’s environment and its people.
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