Interview: John Aitchison on photography, poetry, beauty and the natural world

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John on his new book The Shark and The Albatross, about the natural world.

John and I talk his new book The Shark and The Albatross, about the natural world, poetry, beauty, patience and emotion and how we can look for "subtle signs" in our environment.

Biography

John is a wildlife filmmaker who works for the independent production company Otter Films Ltd. Otter Films has worked with the BBC, National Geographic, PBS and Discovery Channel on series including The Hunt, Frozen Planet, Life Stories, Life, Big Cat Diary, Springwatch and Yellowstone.

He is the author of The Shark and the Albatross, published recently in the UK by Profile and in North America in May 2016 by Greystone Books.

The BBC's Natural World series commissioned Otter Films to produce the Amber Time Machine. It features David Attenborough's quest to discover what amber can tell us about the past. You can watch it here on the BBC Earth YouTube channel.

You can download a list of productions here.

The BBC's Frozen Planet website is here and The Hunt's website is is here

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Please visit my website for more information on my podcasting, writing and public speaking.

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

 

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