11 Dec 2023

Chadden Hunter: Biologist and wildlife filmmaker

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 11 December 2023
Biologist and wildlife filmmaker, Chadden Hunter, 'on set'.

Biologist and wildlife filmmaker, Chadden Hunter, 'on set'. Photo: Supplied

Few of us live out our childhood dreams, let alone meet the hero that set us on our life path.

Chadden Hunter, Australian biologist and wildlife filmmaker, has spent the better part of two decades in pursuit of the perfect shot.

From living in a Bornean bat cave for a month to scuba diving under Antarctic ice shelves and dodging death on the Arctic tundra, his mission is to tell nature's weird and wonderful stories.

As a kid growing up in Northern Queensland, he was fascinated by Sir David Attenborough documentaries and the tropical world around him.

Every dollar he earned went to dives on the Great Barrier Reef, and after graduating with a degree in Zoology, he pursued a PhD in Ethiopia.

There, high in the Simian mountains, he had a chance encounter with an Attenborough film crew, and the man himself.