Off to the Frozen North

"THE MUPPETS"..Ph: John E. Barrett..© 2011 DisneyI’m off to Alaska for the 4th and final time of the year. This time for the BBC Natural History Unit’s Survival series.

We’re going to Haines to film Bald eagles – it’s a great location and the perfect place to round off a very busy year of filming.

While I’m away Animal Planet USA will be airing the two most recent BBC Natural World programmes that I filmed. They will be part of the ‘Frontier Earth’ series. They have renamed them Killer Ants and Lemurs (I wish they hadn’t), and they are presented by someone called Dave Salmoni (no, neither do I) in association with Walmart (nobody asked me).

There’s lots of information about the series here including dates, times, and rather overcooked programme synopses…. if you have friends or family in the US please let them know.

Ants was nominated for Best Cinematography at the Royal Television Society Awards this year, and Best Animal Behaviour at the 2012 Wildscreen Festival. Lemurs won two conservation film awards and a special award for cinematography at the 2012 Missoula Wildlife Film Festival, and has been shown in the US Senate in support of the Lacey Act – a crucial piece of legislation aimed at protecting the world’s most threatened forests.