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Nat Geo WILD: “We Hope to Bring You Some of the Most Insane Pictures Anyone’s Ever Seen”

Live-Broadcast director, Peter Cilliers, gives a tour of the control-room and describes the “insane” sharp pictures — the HD live footage —  we’ll be getting from underwater at dawn South Africa time — one of the unique and difficult technical challenges faced by the production team on this show.

Nat Geo WILD: Only 30 Minutes to Go Until ‘Shark Attack’ LIVE!

Nat Geo WILD: Meet the ‘Shark Attack’ Head-of-Production

Aquavision, a world class non-fiction production company based in South Africa, is producing ‘Shark Attack Experiment LIVE with Nat Geo WILD.  Aquavision’s Head of Production, Steve Eder shares his hopes for how the show will help diminish the fearful perception of sharks.

Nat Geo WILD: Behind the Scenes on the Boat

This video was pulled from the live feed coming from our floating TV studio anchored just 6km offshore.  This video is about an hour and a half old at this posting.  As you can see it is crowded and chaotic on board the boat as crew and on-air experts prepare for the live broadcast.  Seen…

Nat Geo WILD: The Whale That Ate Jaws

Off the coast of San Francisco, an unexpected killing challenged the great white shark’s supremacy as the ultimate predator when one became prey to a killer whale.  Whale-watchers witnessed a stunning act of nature as a killer whale rose to the water’s surface with a great white in its mouth and held it there for…

Nat Geo WILD: ‘We’re Going to See Some Behavior That Absolutely Hasn’t Been Seen Before.’

‘Shark Attack Experiment LIVE’ dive-team leader Mark Addison talks to host Anna Gillian about what makes this show different and why he expects we’ll be seeing shark behavior that’s never been captured on film before.

Nat Geo WILD: Live-Streaming Video for International Viewers!

If you’re outside of the US, you can watch ‘Shark Attack Experiment LIVE’ , well, live! We’re streaming it live-online  – the behind-the-scenes pre-show just started and the show itself will start streaming at 9P et. Our international viewers can see it all here: http://natgeotv.com/int/shark-attack-experiment-live If you’re in the US, keep it tuned here for…

Nat Geo WILD: Shark Invasion

The harbors surrounding Sydney, Australia, have become hunting grounds for some of the most dangerous shark species known to man.  After three attacks in just three weeks, a wave of terror rises over the people of Sydney, whose waters are being haunted by great white, tiger and bull sharks.  Using an elaborate underwater surveillance system,…

Nat Geo WILD: Rehearsing in the Hotel Pool

Due to weather issues, the Shark Attack team has had to think on their toes. Instead of testing the equipment in the rough South African waters as planned, they resorted to Plan B… the hotel pool. Here are some pictures from the divers’ impromptu swimming pool takeover.

Nat Geo WILD: Riding the RIB

In order to get to the modest yacht that serves as base camp for all that is and will be Shark Attack Experiment LIVE, the team must first embark on a rough and choppy 40 minute ride on the RIB (rigid inflatable boat) to get there. To give you an idea of what launching the…

Nat Geo WILD: Diving With Great Whites

Nat Geo WILD: Shark vs. Salmon

In Alaska’s freezing waters lurk some of the ocean’s most agile killers―salmon sharks. They are a close relative of the great white shark and one of the few sharks with warm-blooded capabilities. Every year, thousands make the journey to the “Final Frontier” for a feeding frenzy.  Nat Geo WILD takes viewers on a breathtaking expedition…

Nat Geo WILD: Facing Her Fears

Nat Geo WILD: ‘Shark Attack’ Studio Tour

Scottburgh, South Africa is not known as a mecca of television production. No studio was available near our beach-shore location, so the ‘Shark Attack Experiment LIVE’ crew built one at the hotel which is serving as the show’s command center. A full studio and control room were set up earlier this week in preparation for…

Nat Geo WILD: Sharks and Surfers