Stock Library Can BGIBGJ (raw silent footage)

The 1960s film provides a serene and intimate glimpse into the world of various wildlife, primarily focusing on birds, frogs, toads, and insects in their natural habitats. The footage begins with a frog perched on a leaf, capturing the moment it jumps off, a simple yet eloquent display of nature’s rhythm. It features a moth with intricately designed wings, highlighting the beauty and complexity of insect life. Birds are a recurring theme, shown perched atop bare bush branches, with one scene capturing the moment of flight. The intimate portrayal of a bird in its nest and the lively scene of baby birds with flapping mouths awaiting food adds a nurturing and dynamic aspect to the film.

Toads on the dirt ground and a frog on a tree limb are depicted, emphasizing the diverse habitats of amphibians. The film also shows two wild game birds camouflaged in tall grass, blending seamlessly with their environment. Scenes of mossy ground with rocks and a forest with bushes and grass-covered ground provide a broader context of the natural landscapes these creatures inhabit.

In addition to the live animals, the film includes mounted butterflies in frames, bridging the gap between nature and human appreciation of its beauty. The recurring scenes of the frog on the leaf, the moth, and the bird on the bush branches, interspersed throughout the film, create a rhythmic and cyclical portrayal of wildlife, reflecting the continuous and interconnected nature of life in the wild.

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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