Spitsbergen: Land of Ice & Bears

Famed for its rugged beauty, pristine wilderness and remarkable wildlife, the Arctic realm of Spitsbergen should be at the top of any wildlife traveller’s list. Marvel at the beauty of dramatic fjords, towering peaks, vast glaciers, the Arctic ice sheet and wondrous encounters with species such as polar bear and blue whale, as Bret Charman gives you a taste of what’s on offer on our Festival of Wildlife in Spitsbergen in 2020.

Speaker: Bret Charman

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Bret Charman is an award-winning wildlife photographer and a member of the Marketing team at The Travelling Naturalist. It is the fantastic flora and fauna around Winchester that inspired his love affair with the natural world. He thrives on discovering what’s happening on his local patch, as well as in those more exotic locations a little further afield.

Wildlife Photography with Ben Cherry

Ben Cherry talks about his wildlife photography and documentary filmmaking, working with the likes of the BBC and international NGOs. Ben will be talking about putting a face to conservation as well as his upcoming trip to Ethiopia.

Speaker: Ben Cherry

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Ben Cherry, an award winning environmental photojournalist and cameraman, is passionate about conservation communication. Having worked with scientists on projects around the world, he wants to ‘put a face to conservation’ to highlight issues, and to also show how dedicated individuals are making a positive difference to our natural world.

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