Samsung and Discovery create a short documentary on tigers using a Galaxy S21 Ultra

Peter, 08 December 2021

Samsung has partnered with Discovery to shoot a short nature documentary called “Eye to Eye With a Tiger” using a Galaxy S21 Ultra. The documentary follows wildlife photographer Yashas Narayan as he ventures out into Ranthambore National Park to capture footage of the beautiful but endangered animal.

This project is for a good cause, it will raise awareness of the deforestation, poaching and overhunting of the tigers’ prey that are causing their population to dwindle. This project will also help support Project C.A.T. (Conserving Acres for Tigers), which was started by the WWF and Discovery. The project currently spans six million acres of protected tiger habitat across India, Bhutan and Russia.

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Narayan is joined by award-winning director Vikram Singh. The pair captured photos and videos of other animals inside the park too, making the best out of S21 Ultra’s camera along the way.

Like this crocodile, which was photographed using the 10x telephoto lens. Here are a few tips from the filmmakers.

Pro mode for photos and videos also came in handy as the documentary team had to deal with some tricky lighting conditions.

And the team did encounter a tiger and managed to record 8K video while simultaneously snapping several photos.

“By capturing the power and beauty of these animals, I want to help people experience tigers in a tangible way. Images and videos of tigers in the wild can help educate and captivate a global audience. We must all work together to generate change and ensure these big cats live on,” says Singh.

Finally, here is the documentary video in question:



Reader comments

How's that even possible with a phone this hot ? I regret buying it when it came out. Soo expensive just to realize i can't shoot anything for more than 20 minutes plus I have to let it cool down,charge up and allow me to used it. Worst pho...

  • Bunnu
  • 12 Dec 2021
  • 7k4

Most of them are in india.

  • Anonymous
  • 12 Dec 2021
  • ucy

10x optical zoom on the phone roughly translates to 240mm full frame equiv. That's... honestly, not very far for wildlife photography. It's JUST enough reach for some very large animals, and definitely not large enough for magazine-quality ...

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