One year among elephants

klein-jens-westphalen-elefantenherde-chobe-006-zorillafilm-grospitz-westphalenBotswana in southern Africa: Still over 130,000 elephants live here. An ideal place to observe the life of the grey giants. The Hamburg biologists and animal filmmakers Jens Westphalen and Thoralf Grospitz did this for one year. In the midst of the giants, they filmed their lives at close quarters.


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The shootings of Thoralf Grospitz and Jens Westphalen resulted in a wonderful, touching contribution for Abenteuer Erde: "Abenteuer Erde: Ein Jahr unter Elefanten - zwei Hamburger im Süden Afrika" (Adventure Earth: A year among elephants - two citizens of Hamburger in southern Africa). In addition, other great films were made for Doclights / NDR Naturfilm, Arte and ORF.

More information about the two filmmakers and their film production "Zorilla Film" at


Jens Westphalen (left side) and Thoralf Grospitz from Zorilla Film.

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