Posts Tagged ‘BBC Earth’

Living Root Bridges

Living Root Bridges

In north east India the Khasi tribe grow incredible living bridges that last for hundreds of years.


A Word in Your Shell-Like

A Word in Your Shell-Like

Pakistan … From a dusty old hotel room in Southern Pakistan, I would just like to say many, many thanks to those of you who have been sending me incredibly kind messages since BBC News ran an audio slide show of some of my photographs from Human Planet a couple of days ago. I really […]


The Industry Standard

The Industry Standard

Los Angeles … I’ve been in L.A. for the last week doing some press for the launch of Human Planet in the USA tonight on the Discovery Channel.  One of the most enjoyable was a piece we filmed for NBC’s Carson Daly show, a late night magazine programme that appears to be something akin to […]


Boys to Men

Boys to Men

The story of two young men from opposite sides of the world who both appeared in the BBC’s Human Planet


Bayaka Honey Gatherer

Bayaka Honey Gatherer

Witness the amazing lengths that some people will go to to get their sugar fix…


The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

Greenland … Prior to traveling to Greenland with Human Planet, I had never been to the Arctic before.  I don’t know exactly what I was expecting.  Cold? Yes of course, but I don’t think anything can quite prepare you for the astonishing panoramas that hide quietly around every frozen corner. A winter north of the […]


Gerewol

Gerewol

In the desert of Niger, the Wodaabe tribe have a unique way of meeting a mate


Pa aling Fishing

Pa aling Fishing

Meet the incredible men who risk their lives fishing with hookah pipes in the South China Sea


Take a Deep Breath

Take a Deep Breath

Sabah, Malaysia … In anticipation of the premiere of Human Planet, the BBC has today released three teaser clips from the Oceans episode which be the first of the eight to be broadcast next week.  My favourite one is an extraordinary clip of Bajau free diver Sulbin, as he takes a dive to 20 metres […]


Human Planet TX

Human Planet TX

Human Planet … Human Planet, the BBC Landmark documentary that I worked on for 2 years premieres on Thursday January 13th on BBC 1 at 8pm.  For those of you that haven’t already seen it.  Here’s the trailer in HD…


Mining the Inferno

Indonesia …Residents of Java are well accustomed to the presence of volcanoes in their lives.  Take a dawn climb to any one of the island’s 40 or so peaks, and a glance to either the east or the west of you will normally reveal a scene worthy of the set of Jurassic Park as you […]


Room with a View

My Top 5 most memorable Human Planet camp sites …Thanks to Iceland’s recent explosion in exports of Volcanic ash, I had to cancel my last Human Planet trip back to Mali, and since our filming schedule is now slowly beginning to wind up, I thought I’d plough through the picture archive and dig up some snaps […]


Black River Secrets

Brazil …It’s a funny old world we live in.  Today I’m sitting writing this in a hotel room at São Paulo airport, our flight home cancelled indefinitely because a volcano has erupted in Iceland, almost 10,000 km away.   Yesterday, on our boat in the Amazon, if you’d have asked me to make a bet on […]


The Urban Jungle

India …After the last few weeks of misadventures in Ladakh, I finally said my farewells to our Mountains team a couple of days ago, leaving them nursing their blisters and brittle noses in our Delhi apartment.  Forty kilograms of luggage lighter, I decided to backpack it alone to my next destination of Jaipur, but not […]


The School Run

Zanskar …Every now and then, as a photographer I shoot a story that really touches me deeply.  You can never tell which one it’s going to be and often you only realize it when you are looking back through your pictures in hindsight.  Sitting here in the warmth of my hotel room, I have to […]


Back in Ladakh

India …I have been here in Ladakh for 3 days already but today was the first day I’ve actually managed to get out and do a bit of sight-seeing.  This has been due to the inevitable bout of altitude sickness that has inflicted me these past few days like many people who travel here directly […]


Mind the Gap

Papua New Guinea …I’m back in the sweaty forests of Papua New Guinea again, although this time I’m with the Mountains team.  It’s true.  Strictly speaking we are actually in the jungle, but as it goes, we’re also in the mountains, so for once it looks like rock beats paper on this occasion. The realization […]


A Year on the Road

A Year on the Road

Singapore …Two weeks into 2010 and I am back from my one month break over the holiday season.  As is the tradition for photographers around this time of year, I have put together a small portfolio of previously unseen pictures from 2009… one from each Human Planet shoot last year. Yesterday I left my home […]


Boy and Nature

Boy and Nature

Mongolia …There are two frequently quoted buzz words in the Human Planet offices… man, and nature.  By man, we are of course colloquially referring to the human race and not just the male denomination of our species.  By nature, folk here tend to be alluding to animals in the first instance, and then to our environment if the zoological […]


The Big Blue

Philippines …Firstly, apologies for missing a week with my posts to this blog.  It was probably a little ambitious of me to expect a decent internet connection from the middle of the South China Sea.  That’s not to say that such a thing is impossible, just extremely inconvenient and quite tricky when you’re living on […]


Water World

Water World

Sabah …I must admit, I wasn’t expecting to see this sight when I woke up this morning.  We’ve been suffering the periphery of typhoon Parma since I arrived here in Sabah, shrouding the Celebes sea in rainy grey clouds and dashing any hopes I’ve had of shooting pictures from our helicopter which has spent the […]


Nine Eleven

The story behind the image …”Everyone remembers what they were doing the moment they heard John F Kennedy had been assassinated” This is something I remember my mum mentioning on a number of occasions when I was a child.  In my lifetime I think I can recall only a couple of events that have influenced […]


Tomb Raiders

Cambodia …As part of the Jungles program on Human Planet we have come to Cambodia to investigate a place where nature has reclaimed the site of a former human civilization.  That place is the 200 square kilometre area of Angkor in Central Cambodia, former home to, amongst others, the great Khmer empire of King Suryavarman […]


Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Papua New Guinea …Papua New Guinea’s fantastic cultural heritage has been drawing a steady stream of photographers to its shores for many years now.  In fact, I’m pretty sure that my own particular passion for travelling to remote places was substantially inspired by images from this magical island which have been residing quietly in my […]