The Secret Life of the Shannon is a brand new two-part documentary exploring the amazing life on Ireland’s iconic River Shannon. It airs this coming Sunday the 26 May at 6:30pm on RTÉ One as part of RTÉ Goes Wild season.
The second episode will air the following week, same time, same place.
Credit where credit is due, it’s great to see Ireland’s national broadcaster highlight Ireland’s amazing natural heritage in this way. Let’s hope it is a sign of things to come: a catalyst for more home-grown wildlife and nature programming over the years ahead.
Produced by Emmy Award Nominated Irish production company Crossing The Line films, and featuring Emmy Award Winning wildlife cameraman Collin Stafford-Johnson, the series uses a special Phantom high-speed camera to capture stunning high-definition images in super-slow-motion. The resulting footage reveals extraordinary detail, and reveals the subtle nuances of behaviour that the naked eye simply isn’t quick enough to notice.
Here’s some astonishing footage of a fishing kingfisher to whet your appetite — it really is remarkable.
For another sample check out this clip from the RTÉ newsroom.
Don’t forget to tune in on Sunday 26 May and Sunday 02 June, RTÉ One at 6:30pm for more amazing footage — and don’t forget to tell us what you think of this series and other Irish wildlife television in the comments below.