27 posts about Nature on this blog
Friday 13 December 2013, 18:31
'Having a TV crew with me at all times was only really difficult when we were filming Roger the alpha male.' Behind the scenes of the BBC Two documentary with a surrogate kangaroo mum.
Thursday 5 December 2013, 10:18
How to film some of the least studied forests in the world? "Without roads or helicopters, our only option was to walk."
Thursday 17 October 2013, 11:32
'A sequence of the Northern Lights which we didn’t dare hope to achieve, became possible.' How passionate amateur photographers contributed to the BBC One natural history series about the British seasons.
Thursday 13 June 2013, 10:21
The intrigue of seeing the extent of my pet cats' territory, how active they are at night and where they actually go - cat owner Catherine Edwards' delight at being part of Horizon's study of domestic cats.
Friday 7 June 2013, 09:52
Filming in the brutal environment of the Russian Far East to capture rare footage of the endangered Siberian tiger for BBC Two's nature series Operation Snow Tiger.
Thursday 16 May 2013, 10:18
Discover the filming and special effects techniques used to bring extinct animals to life for BBC Two's natural history series.
Thursday 18 April 2013, 09:58
I was keen to get a sense of what life was like for Victorian explorer Alfred Russel Wallace.
Friday 22 February 2013, 10:42
Drawing together classic and surprising new images of Arabia for BBC Two's documentary series.
Thursday 20 December 2012, 18:03
The hazards and the techniques behind the sumptuous photography of the new David Attenborough wildlife series for BBC One.
Friday 9 November 2012, 15:33
The joys of corresponding by letter with David Attenborough, by the executive editor of BBC Four's Collections.
Monday 29 October 2012, 16:30
It's safe to say that making Operation Iceberg was not easy. And because of the scale of the expedition if things went awry... they could really go awry.
Operation Iceberg is a two part series on - you've guessed it - icebergs.
Friday 27 July 2012, 07:18
Human senses are not well adapted for life in the dark so it's not surprising that we are not familiar with what goes on when the sun goes down.
The opportunity to be a presenter on a TV expedition to South America is one that few biologists would pass up. But The Dark: Nature's Nighttime World would...
Monday 9 July 2012, 12:00
So, what makes a middle-aged office worker up-sticks, give up seven years of her life to return to university as a mouldy-oldie student, travel half-way across the world to go and see volcanoes in the middle of nowhere and pursue a career trying to fathom out how the rocks of this planet formed?
Friday 22 June 2012, 13:00
It shouldn't have been this wet. The 4 x 4 slid across the muddy track like it was an oil slick and slammed into the bank on the edge of the road, almost knocking us all out.
Water buffalo stood sodden and dripping with rain in the centre of the road, staring with a blank aggression as though they...
Friday 4 May 2012, 10:15
Planet Earth Live is a project of a lifetime.
A globally live wildlife series!
Wednesday 2 May 2012, 18:00
We covered a vast area and huge distances while filming Indian Ocean.
We visited 16 countries in all and spent...
Wednesday 4 April 2012, 13:00
Our Food is a celebration of the nation's food - its origins, its tastes and the story it can tell us about our island's history.
I'm passionate about food and where it comes from.
At home I try and grow as many fruits and vegetables as the garden and greenhouse will allow and firmly believe the...
Tuesday 25 October 2011, 13:17
The polar regions are truly other-worldly places - aside from their alien beauty, they are extreme and unforgiving, and some of the most challenging places on earth for a film crew to operate.
If anyone ever asks what the key skill was for...
Tuesday 4 October 2011, 13:33
A little over three years ago I set up a school to teach the rare art of natural navigation.
Since then I have run courses, indoors and out, teaching hundreds of people how to find their way using only the sun, stars, moon, plants, animals, weather and buildings.
When my book on the subject came out...
Friday 2 September 2011, 13:20
I suppose it's not the average day at the office when you get to bring home two tiny little endangered monkeys in your bag.
I must admit, I usually get...
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