Stock Library Can BGIBGJ (raw silent footage)

The 1960s film footage presents a series of natural scenes focusing on various wildlife, particularly birds, frogs, and insects. It starts with a frog perched on a leaf, which then jumps off, followed by a close-up of a moth displaying an elaborate design on its wings.

Birds are a recurring theme in the footage, with scenes including a bird perched atop bare bush branches, a bird flying away, and another lying in a nest. The intimate aspects of bird life are further captured with footage of baby birds in a nest, their mouths flapping open and shut, presumably waiting for food.

The footage also includes scenes of a toad on the dirt ground and a frog on a tree limb, showcasing the variety of amphibian life. The habitat is further depicted with a view of mossy ground interspersed with rocks, emphasizing the natural environment these creatures inhabit.

Repetition is used to reinforce the film’s focus on nature, with repeated scenes of a frog on a leaf, a bird on bare branches, and a moth with intricate wing patterns. Additionally, the footage includes mounted butterflies in frames, suggesting a transition from the living creatures in their natural habitat to preserved specimens, likely for educational or scientific purposes.

Overall, the film captures the beauty and diversity of wildlife in a natural setting, focusing on the smaller creatures of the ecosystem like birds, frogs, and insects. Through close-up and intimate scenes, it highlights the intricacy and delicacy of these animals and their environment.

We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.

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