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“I believe that wildlife television helps to increase our understanding and protection of the creatures that share our world.

Over the last 20 years I have been immensely lucky to work as a wildlife cameraman on a huge variety of television programmes around the world from Attenborough blockbusters such as The Hunt and Life In The Undergrowth to seasonal shows such as Springwatch and Autumnwatch. I have filmed wildlife stories for topical magazine series like The One Show and Inside Out as well as traditional “blue chip” films such as Natural World. In 2014 I also filmed a children’s wildlife series and a TV commercial. Born and educated in Dorset, I have recorded wildlife for television up and down Britain and around the world from the Arabian desert to the high Arctic and from Eastern Europe to the Orinoco rainforest.

Macro subjects including butterflies and dragonflies have been a prominent feature of this work.

My favourite subjects are wild canids and birds of prey, especially eagles.

Before becoming a cameraman I worked from 1993 to 1998 as a camera and field assistant on wildlife films for Survival Anglia, Tigress Productions and PBS. This included filming wolves, polar bears, genets and fennec foxes.

I graduated in 1992 with a 2:1 in Biology and English Literature, combined honours from Keele University. I speak conversational Spanish and French.

Other than watching wildlife and spending time with my family, my favourite activity is immersing myself in the ocean, preferably on a long board. If not that, then fossil-hunting or kayaking with my two boys."

A brilliant naturalist and that is central to his skills as a wildlife cameraman
A cracking bloke to work with and a very good naturalist
Winner RTS Best Camerawork - BBC South
Tel: +44 (0)1747 811320 or 07775 783156
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