After growing up around the iconic wildlife in South Africa, Neil’s love for animals led him to want to capture them on camera. After photographing animals and people, he realised he could use his skills to not only promote ethical photography and animal conservation, but also the people behind it that help to save some of the worlds most endangered species.
Alex Mason is British adventurer who has taken on some of the world’s most gruelling endurance challenges.
After working as a graphic designer in London for 10 years, Alex found herself going through the motions in a nine-to-five job that she found uninspiring and decided to leave her life behind to go and tackle her first long-distance hiking trip by taking on the Pacific Crest Trail in the USA. Since then she has never looked back and searches for new and exciting ways to push herself.
Richard Prideaux is a wilderness instructor, teaching foraging, search and rescue and survival skills. For more than a decade he has worked in outdoor education, expedition leadership, safety, and search and rescue. Richard talks about his days as a member of a mountain rescue team and how this progressed into teaching crime-fighting agencies to find fugitives and running courses to teach people how to forage for food in the wild during these unpredictable times.
Andy Pointer is a Chief Instructor at Skydive Algarve, specialising in teaching and looking after the safety of thousands of skydiving students every year. Andy is now Chief Instructor at Skydive Algarve and responsible for thousands of jumps every year. He talks about how leadership is important in preparing students to do something as unnatural as jumping out of a plane and how military style training keeps them safe.
Simon Hilbourne is a Marine Biologist, ocean conservationist & underwater photographer. He works for the Manta Trust, leading the Maldives Oceanic Manta Ray Project. He also launched the charity Fish Free February to raise awareness of environmental issues surrounding global fisheries.
We were in the middle of the annual Round Tortola race at the 47th annual British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, the first and largest sailing event since the most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic decimated the British Virgin Isles (BVI) in September 2017.
In January 2015 I left London on my bicycle to see how far east I could pedal…
In December 2017 I arrived home having cycled around the world via 42 countries and 30,000 miles.
Adam Shore is an astronomer and astrophotographer based in the north east of England. Currently working at Kielder Observatory, located within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, his day-to-day job involves educating people of all ages about space and astronomy.
Award-winning filmmaker Sam Giffin talked to Discover Interesting about life behind the lens, Kodak courage and the reverberations from the day it all came crashing down.