Journeys in the Wild : The Secret Life of a Cameraman


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Author: Gavin Thurston, foreword by Sir David Attenborough

Published by: Orion Publishing

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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.

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.


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Weight 0.34 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 4 cm


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129 x 196 x 38 (mm)

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Orion Publishing/Seven Dials


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