Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Cameraman wins award for film on pike

Underwater cameraman Dean Burman has won an award with a film on the pike which inhabit a flooded quarry in Leicestershire, where divers train.

His documentary Lair of the Waterwolf won the Amateur DVD Award at the keenly-contested British Underwater Image Festival, which had around 1,000 entries.

Click here for a preview, on the BBC. We're hoping to feature Dean and his work in a future edition of Pikelines.

PAC members have been compiling questions for Dean about aspects of pike behaviour he has witnessed, via our members forums.

He made more than 80 dives to complete his project, which includes footage of pike mating and fighting.