The Shark and the Albatross: Adventures of a wildlife film-maker

The Shark and the Albatross: Adventures of a wildlife film-maker

John Aitchison


For 20 years John Aitchison has been traveling the area to movie natural world for the BBC and different broadcasters, taking him to far-away locations on each continent. The Shark and the Albatross is the tale of those trips of discovery, of his encounters with animals and coffee enterprising members in distant and infrequently risky areas. His locations contain the a ways north and the some distance south, expeditions to movie for Frozen Planet and different traditional background sequence, in Svalbard, Alaska, the distant Atlantic island of South Georgia, and the Antarctic. additionally they surround wild locations in India, China and the us. In all he unearths and describes key moments within the lives of animals, between them polar bears and penguins, seals and whales, sharks and birds, and wolves and lynxes.

He finds what occurs behind the curtain and past the digital camera. He explains the practicalities and demanding situations of the filming method, and the issues of survival in perilous locations. He documents touching moments and dramatic incidents, a few finishing in good fortune, others desperately unhappy. there are occasions whilst a hunted animal triumphs opposed to the chances, and others whilst, regardless of practise for each consequence, catastrophe moves. And, because the writer indicates in numerous incidents that mix nail-biting stress with hair-raising hilarity, catastrophe can strike for film-makers too.

This is traditional background writing at its best possible, evocative, informative and gripping from first to final.

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