Capturing wildlife: Gavin Thurston

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 27 August 2019

Multiple-award winning wildlife cameraman of over 30 years, Gavin Thurston tells Lynn Freeman about his life-long passion for natural history film-making, whether it be tracking down and capturing images of gorrillas, lions, grizzly bears, charging elephants, sea life or mosquitos; on the deepest ever dive to film in Antarctica, crossing the Sahara, scaling the Himalayas or in the forests of the Congo. 

Gavin has worked on seventeen series with Sir David Attenborough, sometimes in great danger, for which he won a royal humane award for bravery, in addition to his five EMMYs and three BAFTAs.

He's written about it all in memoir Journeys in the Wild.