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Filming Assignments....

Natural World Explorer are an internationally recognized ground handler for natural history production companies seeking to film the incredible wildlife and diverse natural habitats across Sri Lanka. We offer a comprehensive range of services including the scouting of suitable filming locations, handling of all mandatory filming permits along with all necessary ground services including transportation and lodging for the crew. Film crews on the ground will always be accompanied by a professional fixer for the duration of the project. Specialized naturalists, use of locally licensed drone operators and camera crews to assist with the production can be arranged upon request.


Riaz Cader, co-owner of Natural World Explorer has been a fixer for international wildlife filming assignments and travel features over the past decade having worked on several prestigious projects including the following:


  • Episode on Sri Lanka for CBBC’s Deadly 60 with Steve Backshall (2012)

  • Sequence on Blue Whales and Sperm Whales for BBC’s Wonders of the Monsoon Series (2014)

  • Disney Nature’s Monkey Kingdom (2015)

  • Sequence on Blue Whales for A Plastic Ocean – Netflix (2016)

  • National Geographic’s Wild Sri Lanka Series (2016)

  • Travel feature on Blue Whales, Elephants and Hoppers for CBS News with Jonathan Vigliotti, USA (2016)

  • Sequence of Sri Lankan Leopard for National Geographic’s Missional Critical Series with Steve Winter (2017)

  • Sequences of Sri Lanka for CBBC’s All Over the Place – Series 7 filmed across Asia (2017)

  • Sequences of Sri Lankan wildlife for the film ‘The Riot and The Dance: Earth’ shown in cinemas across the USA (2018)

  • Episode on Sri Lanka for Ocean Treks Series with Jeff Corwin on ABC Network, USA (2018)

  • Sequence on Asian Elephants for BBC’s Wild Metropolis Episode 3 – Survivors (2019)

  • Episode titled ‘Sri Lanka – Land of Wonder’ for Born to Explore tv series with Richard Weise on PBS, USA (2019)

  • Episode on Sri Lankan wildlife for Evan Goes Wild, Animal Planet (2019)

  • Episode on Toque Macaques for series titled ‘Mamas’, a blue-chip series on short form platform Quibi (2020)

  • Episode on Blue Whales of Sri Lanka for series titled ‘Scat Man’ produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios for Servus TV (Western Europe in German speaking territories) and PBS (USA) (2021)

  • Sequence of Sperm Whales in Sri Lanka for National Geographic series titled ‘Secrets of the Whales’ with Brian Skerry (2021)

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