Journeys in the Wild: The Secret Life of a Cameraman
'Modest, down to earth and full of humour, this is one of the best books about filming I've ever read' - MICHAEL PALIN * 'Extraordinary: Gavin's easy prose and gasp-making encounters make for a gripping and very funny read. It's a rollercoaster ride with a complete professional. I loved it' - JOANNA LUMLEY * '[Gavin is] a great cameraman with infinite patience, but also a writer with great powers of observation and expression.Â Brilliant!' - ALAN TITCHMARSH
FromÂ Gavin Thurston, the award-winning Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II cameraman with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough comes extraordinary and adventurous true stories of what it takes to track down and film our planet's most captivating creatures.
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.
Come behind the camera 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.