Episode 46: How Do You Photograph Animals at Night?

Meet the Expert: Tony Lee Moral, award-winning wildlife and science filmmaker, author

Image of filmmaker Tony Lee Moral

Tony Lee Moral is an award winning documentary filmmaker, author and novelist. His main work focuses on natural history science, the arts, psychology and cinema. Tony’s natural history film The Secret Life of Your House won the Special Jury Award at the 2015 Jackson Hole Wildlife Festival.

Tony spent time capturing images of P22, a mountain lion that has made Griffith Park in Los Angeles its home. He used special camera traps to get pictures of P22 at night. He even wrote a fictionalized children’s book of his experience. It is called the Cat that Changed America: The story of P22 mountain lion. An incredibly talented and experienced filmmaker, he has also written books about Alfred Hitchcock. His literary work is represented by the Loiacono Literary Agency and his television work by the Kaplan Stahler Agency.

Image of Tony Lee Moral and a model of a mountain lion


Who is P22?  He is a mountain lion that is living in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. He lives by himself and for the most part keeps to himself. Here a bit of his  incredible story by clicking on this video below

Want to hear P22? Listen to this video below



Set up a camera at night to see what you can capture. Follow Tony’s instructions in the podcast or click HERE:

If you want, share your picture  with us by tagging us on Twitter or Instagram or emailing us through our website podcast@solveitforkids.com

You could be entered to win a free copy of the book below.


book The Cat that Changed America


Book giveaway for this episode! 

The Cat That Changed America: The story of P22 mountain lion
by Tony Lee Moral







Book List:

Mountain Lions (Animals of North America) by Christa C. Hogan

Mountain Lions: Discover Pictures and Facts About Mountain Lions For Kids! 
by Bold Kids

Mountain Lions (North American Animals) by Betsy Rathburn (Bellweather Media)

National Geographic Kids Guide to Photography: Tips & Tricks on How to Be a Great Photographer From the Pros & Your Pals at My Shot  (NGKids)

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