Gordon Buchanan

Gordon Buchanan Wildlife Filmaker Speaker at Great British Speakers

Gordon Buchanan is an award-winning cameraman and wildlife presenter. His BBC documentaries include the highly acclaimed Elephant Family And Me, Life in the Snow, Life in Polar Bear Town and Tribes, Predators and Me. 

In 2013, Gordon received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Stirling in recognition of his outstanding services to conservation and wildlife filmmaking. He has also won the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland award in the environment category in the same year. 

In 2016, he fronted  Into the Wild, where he explored some of Britain's most beautiful wildlife with some of the country's most well-known faces, including Alastair Campbell, Dermot O’Leary and Sara Cox just to name a few. 

In 2017, Gordon completed his latest UK theatre tour Animal families and Me.

Other BBC TV credits include Wild Burma, The Dark: Nature’s Nighttime World, Land of the Lost Wolves, Lost Land of the Tiger, Lost Land of the Volcano,Lost Land of the Jaguar, Super Cute Animals, Gorilla Family and Me, The Snow Wolf Family & Me,  The Polar Bear Family & Me and The Bear Family & Me, for which he received a Royal Television Society award. He has also recently featured as a guest presenter on BBC Two’s Winterwatch, the countryside series with which he has had a long association, both in front of and behind the camera. Gordon has also contributed to numerous other award-winning BBC, Discovery and National Geographic wildlife programmes. 

After 20 years filming in the wild, Gordon Buchanan has a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments. He has taken part in challenging expeditions and adventures around the globe including South America, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Alaska, always with a view to raising awareness of the fragility of the world’s endangered species and habitats.

As a public speaker, Gordon is a captivating storyteller who can hold an audience with wonderful tales about the natural world, while at the same time educating and informing on topical issues.

See part of his fantastic film interacting with Polar Bears here...

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