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Doug Allan | St George's Bristol


Doug Allan

Whale meet again…and again and again


From £23

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One of the greatest underwater film-makers of our age, Doug Allan looks back on his 35-year career, charting its successes and setbacks.

In Doug’s words: “There are big days when animals behave spectacularly right in front of your lens. And other quieter times when a deeper understanding reveals itself, a new insight into the environment and what’s alive there. I’ll be talking about these moments of truth and how they’re the biggest privilege of a wildlife cameraperson.”

This show also offers Doug’s perspective on climate change and its impacts on the world’s wild places. What change of emphasis and direction should we now be incorporating in wildlife films? His topside and underwater filming – from the ice-covered polar seas to tropical coral reefs – combined with his scientific credentials as a marine biologist, have given Doug unparalleled first-hand experience and a unique long-term perspective on these issues which are now severely impacting our environment.

Doug says, “I’ve always balanced optimism with reality but the latest world climate report lays bare the need for radical, urgent action. There are solutions, and I want to talk about them.”

Doug Allan is an award-winning natural history photographer, documentary filmmaker, diver, author, and public speaker. “Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug” according to Sir David Attenborough, and the two have collaborated on some of the most iconic natural history films ever made: Frozen Planet, Human Planet, Life, Planet Earth, The Blue Planet…Doug has worked on over 65 films, and made more than 25 trips to the Antarctic and 30 across the Arctic, while working for the BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic among others.