Journeys in the Wild
‘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. Brilliant!’ ALAN TITCHMARSH
From 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.
What other readers are saying about Journeys in the Wild:
‘It’s touching, it’s thought provoking and its emotional…Go pick it up. It’s an absolute inspiration of a book.’ Goodreads
‘Full of unbelievable anecdotes from decades of work, some absolutely hilarious, this book left me in complete wonder.’ Goodreads
‘An amazing read and I would heartily recommend it to everyone I know.’ Goodreads
An enlightening glimpse beyond the lens. * TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT * His no-holds-barred memoir plunges you into the serendipities and perils of working in the remote wilderness, as he stands stock-still to 'hide' from short-sighted African elephants in Kenya, films demoiselle cranes flying 6 kilometres up above Nepal, or marvels at the hiss of Mauritania's dryland crocodiles. -- Barbara Kiser * NATURE * This is an absorbing account of a fascinating career. * BBC WILDLIFE MAGAZINE * [Gavin is] a great cameraman with infinite patience, but also a writer with great powers of observation and expression. Brilliant! * Alan Titchmarsh * Gavin Thurston's book has all sorts of strengths. His camera has captured some of the most eye-catching images of the natural world ever seen on television. And he can write. He brings the process home to us in a style that is modest, down to earth and full of humour. This is one of the best books about filming I've ever read. * Michael Palin * Gavin's book is extraordinary: his 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 *
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