As part of an Elysium expedition team to Antarctica we spent 3 weeks photographing and filming wildlife along the Antarctic Peninsula, Elephant Island and South Georgia with a team of expert photographers, film makers and scientists.
The Elysium Antarctic Journey is described on their website, here’s a short extract:
“Nearly a century later, in 2010, the heroic spirit of Shackleton lives on through a new team of explorers: to follow his footsteps, not for the glory of being the first to cross the Antarctic or the first to climb the highest mountain, but to produce a momentous documentation of one of the most beautiful places on Earth. This production will serve as a gift for future generations with an imaging epic that guarantees to inspire, invigorate and challenges us to preserve our planet. Elysium is a project that draws upon the world’s finest nature artists and scientists to document the vista, flora and fauna of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia. The area is regarded as one of the most enchanting wilderness regions of our planet, yet volatile and under severe threat from the warming of the world’s climate. The production promises the most awe-inspiring and stunning audio visual interpretation ever seen of Antarctica.”
I was privileged to have one of my photos from Tonga published in the new BBC Life book, which is an accompaniment to the new series. The book features some spectacular wildlife from our amazing planet.