Doug Allan in a snowy tundra environment, looking into the lens of a film camera on a tripod. Behind him is a snowmobile. Icy cliffs are in the background.
Doug Allan in a snowy tundra environment, looking into the lens of a film camera on a tripod. Behind him is a snowmobile. Icy cliffs are in the background.

Doug Allan: It’s a Wrap

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After a sell-out Irish run in Autumn 2022, Planet Earth, Blue Planet and Frozen Planet multi-award winning cameraman Doug Allan brings his critically acclaimed brand new tour to Exeter. Doug looks back over his successes and setbacks during 35 years of natural history filmmaking. Part retrospective, the show is also Doug’s perspective on climate change and its impacts on the world’s wild places. What change of emphasis and direction should we now be incorporating in wildlife films?

There are big days when animals behave spectacularly right in front of your lens. And other quieter times when a deeper understanding reveals itself, a new insight into the environment and what’s alive there. I’ll be talking about these moments of truth and how they’re the biggest privilege of a wildlife cameraperson.

I’ve always balanced optimism with reality but the latest world climate report lays bare the need for radical, urgent action. There are solutions, and I want to talk about them. They’re all challenging, some are scary and depend on us making deep changes to how we live. The planet’s at a crossroads and we’re at the wheel. The next few years are going to be exciting.
– Doug Allan

Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug
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Read our exclusive interview with Doug to get a feel for the incredible stories you’ll hear from their talk!

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