The Natural History Unit



The Natural History Unit is Edward Saltau and Dan Hunter, wildlife cameramen based in Victoria, Australia.

Working together, they have experience filming wild animals for the highest standard of Blue Chip productions. 

Our clients include:





Ed and Dan are experienced wildlife camera operators and regularly work independently as solo operators. However, if possible, they prefer to work together.

Together, Ed and Dan can provide long lens, gimbal, drone, timelapse and macro services at competitive rates.

We can fit into specific roles on larger productions, or operate autonomously and self direct. Our experience directing and writing natural history films helps us to understand what a sequence needs in order to be successful. Productions can come to us with an idea for a sequence or story and we can be trusted to deliver the footage required. 

As scientists ourselves, we have an extensive network of colleagues with experience and knowledge in Australia's most remarkable filming locations. We've honed our field craft in Australia's often brutal filming conditions and our experience working in all habitats makes capturing that special sequence much more achievable. We want to help you bring the Land Down Under to life in your production!


We have a growing kit of international standard wildlife filmmaking equipment. Our intention is to eventually provide all the kit needed for a wildlife production without the need to hire externally or for international clients to bring kit from overseas. Please contact us with any questions about gear as what we can provide is constantly changing. You can see our gear list here: Gear List.

Our skills include the following:

  • Long lens behavioural camerawork with experience filming cryptic animals and using hides for long periods of time.

  • Use of hand held gimbals for scenic imagery as well as behaviour of approachable animals.

  • Qualified drone operators for landscape and behavioural imagery.

  • Experienced with timelapse image capture, including motion capture and night scenery.

  • Working in controlled set environments for macro scenes, including in situ and studio setups.



Please don't hesitate to get in touch. We're interested to learn about any potential projects. If we don't reply immediately, we may be out of range and will do our best to get in touch as soon as we can.

+61 412 981 732

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Ackowledgment of Country


The natural history unit acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of Australia.

We recognise their ongoing connection and contribution to Country and their culture. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

The Natural History Unit acknowledges that we work and operate on stolen lands. We recognise that sovereignty over those lands was never ceded, no treaty’s were signed and that the struggle for lands and rights of Indigenous peoples around Australia is ongoing.

We finally recognise the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and traditions in the sustainable management of land and sea. We are therefore committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia.