Milotte, Alfred and Elma

Milotte, Alfred and Elma (1904-1989 & 1907-1989) Husband and wife team of cinematographers responsible for creating the True-Life Adventure series of nature films. Walt Disney hired them to film on location in the wilderness of Alaska, and the result was Seal Island, the first True-Life Adventure, and The Alaskan Eskimo, both of which won Academy Awards. Other award-winning films which they helped photograph were Beaver Valley, Bear Country, Nature’s Half Acre, Prowlers of the Everglades, Nature’s Strangest Creatures, Water Birds, and The African Lion. For the latter film, the couple spent 33 months in Africa. They were named Disney Legends in 1998.