At the Edge

A rich portrait of life and death at the vertical limit of mammalian life on Earth — the Himalayas — including the most intimate and extensive encounters with a wild snow leopard ever captured on film.

Produced by NHNZ

The film is set in one high altitude valley, Rumbak in Ladakh, northern India. It tells the story of bharal reproduction and endurance, beginning with violent and spectacular mating on sheer cliffs and ending with the killing and eating of a bharal by the shadowy snow leopard. On the way, Wild Asia: At the Edge  reveals an intimate, unique encounter with a breeding wild wolf family and the dramatic golden eagle harvest of a Himalayan marmot colony. The film’s climax is the most extensive encounter with a wild snow leopard ever filmed. Beautifully photographed across four savage seasons in a spectacularly bleak landscape, Wild Asia: At the Edge is a fascinating insight into the lives of the animals which dare to breathe the Himalaya’s thin air.

Episodes From This Series

In the Realm of the Red Ape

52 minutes / 1998

Monsoon – India’s God of Life

1 hour / 1999

Island Magic

1 hour / 1999

Kingdoms of the Coast

1 hour / 1999

At the Edge

1 hour / 2000

A Forest for All Seasons

1 hour / 2000

Creatures of the Thaw

1 hour / 1999

Wild Asia – Between Two Worlds

1 hour / 2000

The Arid Heart

1 hour / 2000