Eagles of Mull
Aired May 3 at 8:00 p.m. on CPTV
From its powder-white beaches to snow-capped mountain peaks, the island of Mull, off the coast of western Scotland, hosts an amazing diversity of life: golden eagles, rare white tailed eagle gulls, oystercatchers, curlew, skylarks in the air; minke whales, bottlenose dolphins, grey seals and basking sharks in the sea; and otters, deer, mink, and perhaps the elusive wild white goats on land.
Wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan left his home on the Scottish island of Mull when he was 17 to travel the world and film wild animals in exotic settings. For 15 years he did just that, making a well-respected name for himself as a cameraman and presenter of natural history films set in a number of far-flung locations. But returning to his birthplace for a full year to turn his camera on the very place where he learned to love the wild was an assignment he relished. The wide variety of wildlife and stunning landscapes make Mull the perfect place to film, and the island held a few surprises even for its native son. Learn more...