Film Diary

For the second night shoot in succession, I filmed a butterfly resting with wings spread. Normally we see moths at night. We were in Joalah and encountered an unconscionable number of leeches in spite of fairly dry weather. Recent rain had not even muddied the ground. It was as if the leeches still thought they were enjoying the good, flooding season of recent years. This meant that my helpers Dan and Jason, whose young eyes are better able to discover potential subjects than mine or Mark’s, were more taken up with picking off leeches than spotting creatures, though I did film a Leaf-tailed Gecko completely minus tail.