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Big Hills, Cold Waters

Friday, 21 September – 10:50 – 12:00
Pentland room

Pearl diver, climber, dive instructor, Antarctic marine biologist, photographer, writer and eventually award-winning documentary cameraman, Doug Allan has been travelling to the world’s wildest places for 45 years.

His images have been published in numerous magazines and books, and he’s contributed memorable sequences to classic BBC series like The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants, Forces of Nature and many others.

How do you get up close and personal with polar bears without being eaten? Or make sure you don’t lose that important dive hole when you’re filming seals under the ice? What’s the key to camerawork at 7500m on Everest?

Doug’s talk will mix behind the scenes stories with his perspective on how filming and his relationship with the wildernesses of the world have changed over time. Copies of his book, Freeze Frame- a Wildlife Cameraman’s Adventure on Ice, will be available for purchase.


Doug Allan

Wildlife cameraman
Winner of 8 Emmy’s and 5 BAFTAs

Why attend

  • Over 600 attendees from the global youth and student travel industry
  • 180+ pre-selected buyers
  • Up to 48 pre-scheduled business appointments
  • 92% senior management attendees
  • 25 seminars and workshops
  • Up to 7 networking events