A film by Annette Scheurich
Documentary (43), ZDF/Arte
Australian pelicans are strange birds. Not only because of their appearance, but above all because of their unusual way of life. Most of the time they live quite peacefully in the coastal regions, but when the inland desert is flooded every 5, 10 or even 20 years, tens of thousands fly there to breed. This film follows the Australian pelicans on their journey to their breeding grounds in the Outback and shows the challenges they face during the breeding season. It reveals a habitat that is generally considered an inhospitable desert yet plays a major role for the waterbirds.