The film, Golden Eagles: Witnesses to a Changing West, follows conservation ecologist Charles Preston, who for years served as the founding and senior curator of the Draper Natural History Museum in Cody, Wyoming. Preston, author of the 2004 book Golden Eagle: Sovereign of the Skies, leads the team as they rappel down cliffs into eagle nests to place leg bands on the birds. Never-before-seen footage of charismatic, adorable eaglets (such as the photo below) is paired with compelling narration to further the conservation message.
Cinematographers Melissa and David Rohm carefully constructed their vision for the film by capturing unique and stunning portraits of the eagles and their habitat in the sagebrush steppe. Gorgeous aerials of the ecosystem, footage of grizzly bears and coyotes, and dramatic landscapes show the diversity of the habitat.