Blog — Shannon Wild

EXPLORE WITH SHANNON WILD: ARCTIC

EXPLORE WITH SHANNON WILD: ARCTIC

Welcome to a new addition to our blog for 2021! Happy New Year by the way. I’m going to take you on an adventure with me to some of the most amazing places on earth. I’m Shannon Wild, the founder of Wild In Africa and a National Geographic filmmaker and photographer. Today you’re going to journey with me to the Arctic! A region filled with top tier predators, adorable fluffy foxes and even tusked marine mammals. Now I’m the first to admit that I’ve never been a fan of cold weather. Growing up in north-eastern Australia meant scorching summers and...

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FILMMAKER

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FILMMAKER

I’m often asked what it’s like to be a National Geographic cinematographer, what a typical day looks like. The reality is, there is no typical day and it’s one of the many reasons I love this line of work! So, in anticipation of Women's Equality Day on Wednesday 26th August I’ve decided to share a day from one of my National Geographic documentaries ‘The Real Black Panther’, which involved over 18 months of fieldwork in a remote region of South-West India tracking and filming a rare melanistic leopard. My alarm wakes me at 5am and I groggily get up, still...

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