MT. SUSWA - LIFE IN A VOLCANO
Oliver Goetzl (1968,Hamburg) studied Biology at theUniversity of Hamburg. Since 1999 he works as camera assistant, sound man and/or scientific advisor for wildlife film productions. In 2014, the GULO FILM PRODUCTIONS-Wildlife film company was formed with Oliver Goetzl as director, writer and editor and Ivo Nörenberg as main cameraman. Oliver Goetzl filmed in various countries: India, Russia, Canada, U.S.A., Africa, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Poland, Estonia and Germany.
Volcanoes are not the ideal place for wildlife. But Mt. Suswa in Kenya is a volcano like no other: it hosts a multitude of life both above and below its surface. Underground tunnels were formed thousands of years ago by rivers of lava whose outer layers cooled and solidified while the core continued to flow. One of these caverns is the “Baboon Parliament” as the local Masai named it. Remarkably, Suswa is the only known place in the world where olive baboons roost in caves.