Global Television Network

Profiles of Nature

Network: Global Television Network

Broadcast Medium: Television

This series profiled naturalists and wildlife cinematographers who share a deep love and respect for our environment and our wildlife. Episodes included a profile of cinematographer Dan Gibson, the late filmmaker Bill Mason, retired University professor Kirk Wipper whose lifelong passion for canoes led to studies of Canada’s early fur trading routes, award-winning author R.D. Lawrence who studied wolf behavior in the wild for more than 30 years, and the Canadian and Soviet adventurers who skied from Siberia for 91 days to the northern tip of Canada’s Ellesmere Island. Ralph Ellis was and is an innovator in nature-oriented programming and Profiles of Nature is part of his heritage.

Broadcast: 1986 – 1992
Time slot: Saturday 7:30 pm, other time slots in later years included Sunday 4:00 pm, Friday 8:00 pm, Friday 7:30 pm
Running time: 60 minutes

Production Company: KEG Productions (Toronto), in association with the Global Television Network, CFCN-TV Calgary and The Family Channel
Executive Producer: Stephen Ellis
Producer: Ralph C. Ellis
Director: various

Written by Joanne Ingrassia – June, 2002