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I am a specialist wildlife cameraman and Director of Photography, working in natural history, science and adventure films. This has taken me to hundreds of locations in more than 50 countries. I started as a trainee with the BBC Natural History Unit in 1995,  went freelance in 1998, and continue to work for the BBC and various independents. Like all wildlife camera people, I am award-winning.

My experience includes lighting in the studio and on location, as well as sync and actuality filming.  My technical specialities are long lens animal behaviour, extreme macro, time lapse, motion control, IR and low light, high speed cameras for slow motion, stabilised camera support systems, special effects and graphics work, etc. I am accustomed to working in dangerous and extreme environments.

I hold a full driving licence and am reasonably hygienic.







This isn't an exhaustive list, just some of the things that have kept me busy over the last few years. 



Currently working on:

Dynasties- Painted Wolves, BBC NHU

Our Planet, Silverback/Netflix



Completed projects:

Monkey Kingdom, Silverback/Disneynature

Bears, Silverback/Disneynature

Chimpanzee, Silverback/Disneynature

Nature Nuts with Julian Clary, OSF/ITV

North America, Wild Horizons/Discovery

Wonders of the Monsoon, BBC NHU

Africa, BBC/NHU

Wonders of Life, BBC Science

Afterlife: The Strange Science of Decay, BBC Scotland

Frozen Planet, BBC NHU

Casino Royale, EON/Sony Pictures

Nature's Great Events, BBC NHU


Ganges, BBC NHU

The Natural World: Earth Pilgrim, AGB Films/BBC NHU

Planet Earth, BBC NHU

Austin Stevens: Snakemaster, Tigress/Animal Planet

The Dolphin Murders, Tigress/Animal Planet

Big Cat Diary (Series 3,4 & 5), BBC NHU


That's about as far back as I can remember.



Here's where I get to tell you all about things I've seen, things I've done, and things I've smelled on public transport. Check back regularly or follow my Twitter feed to get updates on blog postings.


Careers in Wildlife Film-making


I get a lot of emails from people wanting advice on the best way to get into the television industry so I’ve decided to post a few tips here, based on my experiences and the questions that people have asked. I’m going to concentrate on the wildlife side of things and on camera work specifically as this is what I know best. However, much of this will apply to the industry as a whole.