Award-winning wildlife cameraman, presenter and public speaker
In his recently announced BBC two-part Christmas special called Bringing Up Grizzly, Gordon travels to the snowy Russian wilderness to help return six orphaned bear cubs back to the wild. In November, 2018 Gordon completed his latest nationwide UK theatre tour following his BBC series Animals with Cameras and Reindeer Family and Me at the end of 2017.
Before this, Gordon presented the highly acclaimed Tribes, Predators and Me, Elephant Family And Me and Life in the Snow on BBC One and Life in Polar Bear Town and Tribes, Predators and Me (2016) on BBC Two.
Gordon also tried something very new in another series called Into the Wild where he takes celebrities such as Alastair Campbell, Dermot O’Leary and Sara Cox amongst others up and close with Britain’s beautiful wildlife.
Gordon’s other recent productions include Super Cute Animals for BBC One, Gorilla Family and Me, The Snow Wolf Family & Me, the highly acclaimed BBC Two series The Polar Bear Family & Me and The Bear Family & Me, for which he received a Royal Television Society award for his presenting work. 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.
After 20 years filming wild and wonderful creatures in remote areas of the planet, 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.
Notable among his recent TV credits are Wild Burma, The Dark: Nature’s Nighttime World, Land of the Lost Wolves, Lost Land of the Tiger, Lost Land of the Volcano and Lost Land of the Jaguar. Gordon also contributed to numerous award-winning BBC, Discovery and National Geographic wildlife programmes and documentaries, resulting in 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.
As a public speaker, Scottish born Gordon Buchanan is a spellbinding storyteller who can captivate an audience with his fund of wild and wonderful tales about the natural world, while at the same time educating and informing on topical issues.