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Journeys in the Wild The Secret Life of a Cameraman

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By: Gavin Thurston(Author), Sir David Attenborough(Foreword By)
441 pages, 8 plates with colour & b/w photos
Publisher: Orion
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From Gavin Thurston, the award-winning Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II cameraman, 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. During that time 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.

From journeys to the deepest depths of the Antarctic Ocean and the wide expanse of the Saharan deserts, to the peaks of the Himalayas and the wild forests of the Congo, Gavin's experiences describe much more than just the incredible array of animals he's filmed. He invites you to come inside the cameraman's hidden world 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.

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Gavin Thurston (born 1962) is a BAFTA and Emmy award winning cameraman specialising in wildlife. He has worked on 17 of Sir David Attenborough's series and has travelled and filmed on all seven continents and at both North and South poles. Recently, whilst filming for Blue Planet II he was in the submersible that set the world record for deepest dive in Antarctica. Gavin attended King's School Gloucester having won a choral scholarship at Gloucester Cathedral. As a frustrated artist, he taught himself photography to fulfil that want. On the day he left school, armed with his black and white portfolio, he landed a job with Oxford Scientific Films. This is where his passion for the photographic image merged with his fascination for the natural world. His job provides a variety of experiences from filming the space shuttle launch for Rocketships, a documentary for The Discovery Channel to working with a remote Korowai tribe in Papua New Guinea for Human Planet. He once had the lens hood bitten off his camera by a Siberian tiger and survived crashing a Land Rover in remote Russia whilst filming for BBC's Realms of the Russian Bear. Not to mention surviving a plane crash on a dirt strip in Gabon delivering some orphaned Gorillas back to the wild. He has stood down charging elephants and a lion as well as very close encounters with a grizzly bear mum with cubs and wild wolves. And whilst filming for a BBC special on Gorillas, he was slapped by a silverback. Gavin has won numerous awards including a Royal Humane Society Award for Bravery (1984), 5 EMMYs and 3 BAFTAs for cinematography. Gavin is married to Maggie and has two sons, Thomas and Harry.

Biography / Memoir New SPECIAL OFFER
By: Gavin Thurston(Author), Sir David Attenborough(Foreword By)
441 pages, 8 plates with colour & b/w photos
Publisher: Orion
NHBS
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