Celebrate BBC’s Birthday with Unparalleled Wildlife Photography in New PBS Film


Watch your local PBS listings for a new film from Skip Hobbie in 2021. Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas is the latest work by the Texas-based cinematographer. His website biography reads “Skip Hobbie is an Emmy Award winning wildlife cinematographer based in Austin, Texas. He grew up in Texas flipping rocks and climbing trees, ever in pursuit of creepy crawlies and little critters. After receiving his BS in Radio/TV/Film from the University of Texas, he turned his passion for wildlife into a career that has taken him all over the world for National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery and PBS. Skip’s passion for wildlife and conservation are only equaled by his passion for technology. His quick grasp of how to use the latest and greatest camera tech in aid of storytelling, quickly advanced his career as a young cinematographer.”

Skip Hobbie’s extraordinary photography of the incredible diversity of wildlife in Big Bend will be broadcast on PBS: Nature in early 2021. Big Bend Conservancy funded a portion of this impressive work, and BBC board members were treated to a preview of the film in the early stages at the Bullock Museum in Austin. We can honestly say that you will not want to miss this beautifully filmed, intimate, unparalleled look at the special life in Big Bend National Park. Watch for details on our website and Facebook page as we celebrate our 25th anniversary with the award-winning team at Crossing the Line Films and PBS as they release this stunning film.

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