Sweden, 1944

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The tyrant of the shore is the Swedish sea hawk. It seizes and devours the eggs and chicks of other sea birds, while they stand by helpless. His ruthless reign is dramatised in magnificent photography which shows the beauty and the terror of the struggle to live.

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Svensk Filmindustri


Arne Sucksdorff



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