From Gavin Thurston, the award-winning Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II cameraman, comes extraordinary and adventurous true stories of filming our planet's most captivating creatures in his book, Journeys in the Wild: The Secret Life of a Cameraman. Gavin provides his reflections on filming wild animals around the world. Both a fascinating memoir and call-to-arms to protect the environment, his book is a enthrawling, exquisitely illustrated volume for all fans of the natural world. And if that weren't enough, his book and audiobook contains a foreword by Sir David Attenborough himself - available on our website to listen to now.
Thurston provides his reflections on filming wild animals around the world. Both a fascinating memoir and call-to-arms to protect the environment, his book is a captivating, exquisitely illustrated volume for all fans of the natural world.
Gavin has been a wildlife photographer for over thirty years. Against a backdrop of modern world history, he's lurked in the shadows of some of the world's remotest places in order to capture footage of the animal kingdom's finest: prides of lions, silverback gorillas, capuchin monkeys, brown bears, grey whales, penguins, mosquitoes - you name it he's filmed it.
From journeys to the deepest depths of the Antarctic Ocean and the wide expanse of the Saharan deserts, to the peaks of the Himalayas and the wild forests of the Congo, Gavin's experiences describe much more than just the incredible array of animals he's filmed. He invites you to come inside the cameraman's hidden world and discover the hours spent patiently waiting for the protagonists to appear; the inevitable dangers in the wings and the challenges faced and overcome; and the heart-warming, life-affirming moments the cameras miss as well as capture.
In his Daily Life Lesson, Gavin Thurston shares the lessons he's learned from a life spent out in nature. Listen here now.
Listen to Sir David Attenborough's foreword of the book here now.