Heinz Sielmann Net Worth

Heinz Sielmann Net Worth is
$17 Million

Heinz Sielmann Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Heinz Sielmann (2 June 1917 in Rheydt [now Mönchengladbach], Germany – 6 October 2006 in Munich) was a world renowned wildlife photographer, biologist, zoologist and documentary filmmaker.His first film, in 1938, was a silent movie on birdlife in East Prussia and the Klaip?da Region. Further work was interrupted by the war. He was initially stationed in occupied Poznán (then "Posen"), as an instructor at a radio-communications training unit of the Luftwaffe.Sielmann was degree in Biology and specialized in Zoology, in 1940, at the Imperial Posen University (Poland).[2], at that time a Germanized University. Later, he was stationed in Crete where he was able to work cinematographically. After the war he began widely recognized work for the Educational Film Institute of the States of Germany. His feature film about woodpeckers, "Carpenters of the forest" (Zimmerleute des Waldes, 1954; UK-title: Woodpecker) was a huge success in the United Kingdom when broadcast by the BBC at the behest of David Attenborough. It earned Sielmann the nickname "Mr. Woodpecker".His work includes award-winning movies like Lords of the Forest (better known in the USA under its title Masters of the Congo Jungle (1959), the English version narrated by Orson Welles, Galapagos - Dream Island in the Pacific (1962), Vanishing Wilderness, and The Mystery of Animal Behavior.All these movies became worldwide successes. During the collaboration on some National Geographic wildlife documentaries in the late 1960s he met Walon Green with whom he worked as additional photographer on the Academy Award-winning documentary The Hellstrom Chronicle about insects in 1971. He was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's Cherry Kearton Medal and Award in 1973. Sielmann was also cinematographer on the American wildlife documentary, Birds do it..., Bees do it... in 1974. His reputation won him a mention on the 1974 Monty Python's Flying Circus episode, Blood, Devastation, Death, War, and Horror.In 1994 he has established the Heinz Sielmann-Stiftung, which has successfully reintroduced beavers and otters in Germany. Another goal of this foundation is to make children aware of nature conservation.His series Expeditionen ins Tierreich (Expeditions into the Animal Kingdom) broadcast on national German Television from 1965 to 1991, made him a household name.Sielmann died in his sleep, aged 89, surrounded by his family in Munich and was buried in the German town of Duderstadt. He is survived by his wife, Inge.
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthJune 2, 1917
Place Of BirthRheydt [now Mönchengladbach], Germany
ProfessionDirector, Cinematographer, Writer
Star SignGemini
1His first film was a documentary on birds, completed in 1938. In 1955, he made a feature film about woodpeckers, which earned him the nickname "Mr. Woodpecker".
2His 30-year German TV series "Expeditionen ins Tierreich" ("Expeditions into the Animal Kingdom") made him a household name. He worked with National Geographic to produce several documentaries in the 1960s and 70s that were shown around the world.
3He spent 18 months in the Congo filming gorillas for "Lords of the Forest" (US: "Masters of the Congo Jungle"), narrated by Orson Welles. It was considered a landmark film in showing apes as social animals and not violent beasts.
4Renowned wildlife film-maker and conservationist.


Vanishing Wilderness1974Documentary
Lockende Wildnis1969Documentary
National Geographic Specials1968-1969TV Series documentary 2 episodes
The Mystery of Animal Behavior1969TV Movie documentary
Wonderen van het Afrikaanse woud1968Documentary
Expeditionen ins Tierreich1965TV Series
Im Land der Känguruhs1964Short
Galapagos - Trauminsel im Pazifik1962Documentary
Masters of the Congo Jungle1958Documentary
Die Iltiskoppel1956Documentary
Zimmerleute des Waldes1955Documentary short
Quick - das Eichhörnchen1953Documentary
Das Jahr der Eichhörnchen1953Documentary short
Im Fuchsrevier1953Documentary short
Im Hamsterrevier1952Documentary short
Konzert am Tümpel1952Documentary short
Vögel über Haff und Wiesen1938Documentary short


Wild World1986TV Series documentary
Vanishing Wilderness1974Documentary
Lockende Wildnis1969Documentary
National Geographic Specials1967-1969TV Series documentary 4 episodes
The Mystery of Animal Behavior1969TV Movie documentary
Im Land der Känguruhs1964Short
Galapagos - Trauminsel im Pazifik1962Documentary
Konzert am Tümpel1952Documentary short


Lockende Wildnis1969Documentary writer
Im Land der Känguruhs1964Short
Galapagos - Trauminsel im Pazifik1962Documentary
Masters of the Congo Jungle1958Documentary narrative

Camera Department

The World About Us1977TV Series documentary film cameraman - 1 episode
Birds Do It, Bees Do It1974Documentary additional photographer
The Hellstrom Chronicle1971Documentary additional photographer


Vanishing Wilderness1974Documentary producer
Lockende Wildnis1969Documentary producer
Galapagos - Trauminsel im Pazifik1962Documentary producer


Das Traumschiff1998TV SeriesProf. Heinz Sielmann

Production Manager

Im Land der Känguruhs1964Short production manager


Die Johannes B. Kerner Show2002-2003TV SeriesHimself
Sielmanns Abenteuer Natur1996TV Series documentaryHost
Der Heinz-Sielmann-Report1993TV Series documentaryHost
Sielmann 20001991TV Series documentaryHost
World Safari1986TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wetten, dass..?1986TV SeriesHimself
Treffpunkt Herz1975TV MovieHimself - Guest
Zum blauen Bock1975TV Series
TV Intim1970TV Series documentaryHimself
Lockende Wildnis1969DocumentaryHimself
Expeditionen ins Tierreich1965TV SeriesHost (1965-1991)
Das Jahr der Eichhörnchen1953Documentary shortNarrator
Im Fuchsrevier1953Documentary shortNarrator

Won Awards

1990BambiBambi AwardsUnknockable Stars
1983BambiBambi AwardsDocumentaryExpeditionen ins Tierreich (1965)
1983Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest DocumentaryExpeditionen ins Tierreich (1965)
1962Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalSpecial Prize: Feature-Length DocumentaryGalapagos - Trauminsel im Pazifik (1962)
1962Youth Film AwardBerlin International Film FestivalBest Documentary Film Suitable for Young PeopleGalapagos - Trauminsel im Pazifik (1962)
1962Film Award in GoldGerman Film AwardsBest Cultural Film or Documentary (Bester Kultur- oder Dokumentarfilm)Galapagos - Trauminsel im Pazifik (1962)
1956Film Award in SilverGerman Film AwardsBest Documentary - Black and White (Bester Dokumentarfilm in Schwarz-Weiß)Die Iltiskoppel (1956)
1955Small Golden PlaqueBerlin International Film FestivalZimmerleute des Waldes (1955)
1955Film Award in SilverGerman Film AwardsBest Cultural Film - Black and White (Bester Kulturfilm in Schwarz-Weiß)Zimmerleute des Waldes (1955)
1954Film Award in SilverGerman Film AwardsBest Cultural Film - Black and White (Bester Kulturfilm in Schwarz-Weiß)Konzert am Tümpel (1952)
1953Director's Award in SilverGerman Film AwardsQuick - das Eichhörnchen (1953)

Nominated Awards

1962Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalGalapagos - Trauminsel im Pazifik (1962)

Known for movies

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