Pembrokeshire, Wales Home is where the harp is I am sitting in a remote mud hut discussing ‘Big Brother’. Next to me an open fire radiates its welcoming orange cast, tinging all but the brilliant whites of the scene outside, trees freshly dusted with an icy coat of late January powder. Today, unusually, the topic of […]
Gosaikunda, Langtang, Nepal ..Walking the path most traveled .. ‘Trekking’ has become a much maligned word of late. In Nepal I’ve heard it used to describe everything from an arduous summit climb to a morning stroll up a stone staircase. One factor that appears to be paramount in the categorization of a modern ‘trek’ is […]
In north east India the Khasi tribe grow incredible living bridges that last for hundreds of years.
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 […]
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 […]
The story of two young men from opposite sides of the world who both appeared in the BBC’s Human Planet
Witness the amazing lengths that some people will go to to get their sugar fix…
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 […]
Meet the incredible men who risk their lives fishing with hookah pipes in the South China Sea
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 […]
… Well, it’s that time of the year again. The time when photographer’s throughout the world root through dusty hard drives and put together a synopsis of their year in images. Of course, for the second year running, my year has been dominated by Human Planet, many images of which you may well have already […]
‘Best in show’ for dead animals. Welcome to the fascinating world of competitive taxidermy.
The story behind the image …Having spent the last few days here in Jakarta, I have been thinking a lot about my various trips to Indonesia over the years. I first came here backpacking with friends in my early twenties and I can say quite categorically that the experiences I had here changed the path […]
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 […]
The Journey Begins …Welcome to the beginning of a rather extraordinary journey. Over the next 20 months I will be accompanying BBC film crews on a groundbreaking voyage around Planet Earth to document the remarkable ways in which the human species has adapted to living within our world’s natural environments. During this time, we will […]