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Ray Mears has travelled the world for much of his life learning and teaching wilderness skills. Now he reflects on his experiences in some of the most remote and beautiful places on Earth along with his own stunning photographs of the landscapes and peoples he's encountered. Fascinated by photography from an early age, each of Ray's pictures captures an instant of life, a powerful experience he has compared to hunting – to releasing the trigger on a rifle. Ray Mears Vanishing World reveals our dramatically changing planet and inspires us to look more closely at the changes around us. See our vanishing world through the eyes, ears and camera lens of Ray Mears.
Born in 1964, Ray Mears has travelled the world studying and teachingthe art of survival. He has appeared extensively in TV programmes such as Bushcraft Survival, Extreme Survival, The Real Heroes of Telemark and Wild Food. As well as his TV and writing work, Ray founded Woodlore, School of Wilderness Bushcraft, in 1983, and has been teaching his unique bushcraft skills there for the past 25 years.
"If Ray Mears isn't a Great Living Englishman, then goodness me, who is? The man is great, and he doesn't even begin to know how great he is. Ray is a persuader, pragmatist and populariser in the Durrell-Attenborough-Bellamy tradition."
– Robert Crampton, The Times Magazine