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A Seal's Life - The Story of the Northern Elephant Seal
A Seal's Life - The Story of the Northern Elephant Seal
Actor: Dr. Sylvia A. Earle
Director: Drew Wharton
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
UR     2007     0hr 47min

For hundreds of thousands of years an extraordinary journey has taken place in the sea. Twice a year along the west coast of North America, elephant seals set out alone on a nearly impossible roundtrip migration across ...  more »

     
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Actor: Dr. Sylvia A. Earle
Director: Drew Wharton
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Wharton Media
Format: DVD - Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 11/20/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 0hr 47min
Screens: Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated

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Movie Reviews

Beautiful & facinating for all ages!
A. Gabriel | 08/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The images, story and music in this film takes you into the seals' world wonderfully! It has a very good balance of scenery and information. The cinimatography is absolutely gorgeous!
The viewpoint of the director made it an intimate experience that will engage children and adults alike.
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Meet the Elephant Seals
Norgate | Kansas City, MO USA | 04/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This video opens playing some Enya-like Celtic music while seal pups swim together in a rock pool, bobbing through waves and sea foam. They're curious and look closely into the camera with eyes that look like dark polished metal. They seem like creatures from another planet. It's all strange and very beautiful, even sublime. I put this segment on A-B repeat and watched it over and over again.

The rest of the film is okay, but noticeably grainy compared to the sharpness of the intro. I would have liked to have been able to turn off the narration which is mostly just a chatty repeat of what's obvious on the screen. I'd rather just listen to seals and sea sounds. There's lots of bulls fighting, probably more than necessary, but also some nice peaceful close-ups of females and pups on the beach. There's also an interesting and lovely seal-cam segment of a seal swimming ashore. Overall, this film does a pretty good job of getting you close to elephant seals. I watched it on a 42" 1080p with the digital sound streaming into the stereo. A wonderful experience, but it left me wanting more like that intro."