For our documentary on Raphia species of Cameroon (part of the RAPHIA project), my cousin, Foulques Couvreur (FLS Production), a professional mounter and "droner" came to Cameroon to shoot aerial videos of these spectacular palms. We filmed in the east (near Lomié) and in the north west, in Oku. This trip lasted 2 weeks, and the results were fantastic! Below some photos.
For two weeks, we travelled across Cameroon and filmed different aspects of Raphia use and importance. Raphia species are one of the most important plants in Cameroon. They are multipurpose species providing food, drink and shelter for millions of people. The documentary will show certain aspects of these important palms as well as the scientific research behind the project RAPHIA.
Thomas Couvreur, researcher in tropical biodiversity evolution