…Filming in the Gobi Desert is an unpredictable science as our cameraman Terry discovered to his misfortune today. What for him began as a serene day of filming the scavenger wildlife attracted by a nearby camel carcass, ended up as race against the clock to reach poor Terry as both he and his camouflage hide were battered for over 2 hours by gale force winds and swirling sand. Thankfully Terry was carrying his BBC satellite phone with him and he managed to get a message to our team a few hours drive away to come and rescue him. This in itself turned into a small expedition thanks to the sandstorm, which had created a lovely new dune directly across the path of the only thoroughfare we knew of through the mountains of sand. The resultant rescue mission has a certain comedic element to it.
Here is the last picture taken of our Tel before we left him in the morning with a packed lunch happily filming from his protective tent.
Watch here to see the scene we returned to in the late afternoon after we responded to his emergency call…
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