Texas Wild is a new wildlife series on PBS created and hosted by two wildlife biologists turned videographers, Dr. Raymond Matlack and Jessie Story. Travel the vast landscapes of the Lone Star State alongside Jessie and Ray as this team of two seeks out the wildlife that thrives in these far reaching spaces. Discover cave-dwelling critters, venture through the great desert regions of west Texas, plunge into murky swamps, climb the Piney Woods and even discover an abundance of wildlife in your own backyard.
This beautiful female jumping spider (family Salticidae) was filmed using a Canon XA25 with a macro adapter. Being active hunters, salticids are generally hyper and speedy. However, this little lady had an exceptional amount of personality. We had a great time filming this girl’s quirky moves and endless curiosity.
Texas Wild received big news yesterday. A grant we submitted in June was funded by the James A. Davidson Charity for more than $76,000! We will be getting lots of cool stuff like an underwater housing for our Canon XA10 and we get to go CAMPER shopping! We are looking forward to shooting video for you guys on a new Canon C100 as well as enjoying several new lenses. Pics and videos will follow!
Texas State Bison Herd was once kept in a small series of pastures, then over a 1000 acres of prairie. Today they roam over more than 10,000 acres at Caprock Canyon State Park. Special thanks to Superintendent Donald Beard and … Continue reading →