Posts Tagged ‘Timothy Allen’

Off-the-grid

Off-the-grid

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 […]


The Pilgrim’s Way

The Pilgrim's Way

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 […]


Forget Your Past

Forget Your Past

High in the mountains of Bulgaria we discovered an abandoned flying saucer in the snow…


Take Better Travel Photos

Take Better Travel Photos

5 practical suggestions that have helped me over my career


Ich Bin Ein Berliner

Ich Bin Ein Berliner

Berlin, Germany … It’s been an incredibly long time since I posted anything on this blog… almost a month to the day in fact.  I won’t bore you with excuses. Needless to say, as those of you who blog will know only too well, sometimes you just keep putting it off and off, and then […]


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 […]


2010 My Year in Pictures

2010 My Year in Pictures

… 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 […]


Tent City

Tent City

Pakistan … I have just arrived back to the capital city of Islamabad after 14 days filming at Shabhaz refugee camp near Hyderabad in Pakistan’s Sindh province, one of the areas heavily affected by this country’s recent horrendous floods.  This is the first time I’ve been to Pakistan and it has been a very emotional […]


World Taxidermy Championships

World Taxidermy Championships

‘Best in show’ for dead animals. Welcome to the fascinating world of competitive taxidermy.


Amputees

Amputees

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 […]


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 […]