Aug 072012
 

Ride of the Mergansers (11 min)   2004 NDFF  Award
Director: Steve  Furman

http://www.furmanfilms.com/index2.html
The Hooded Merganser is a rare and exclusive duck found only in North America. Every spring in the Great Lakes region, the wary hen lays and incubates her eggs in a nest high in the trees.  Just 24 hours after hatching the tiny ducklings must make the perilous leap to the ground below to begin life in the wild.  The age old rite is rarely observed by humans. Filmed entirely in northern Minnesota, this film is a heartwarming blend of natural history, humor and suspense.  You’ll be entertained, educated and inspired and leave with a newfound appreciation of the phrase “leap of faith.”

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