2012 looks like it’s going to be a good year. I’ve just started to make a series for Discovery called ‘Wildest Islands’ and for the first time, having protested for 30 years that I work very hard, I can begin to understand why my friends and family think my life is one long holiday. It started last year with a brainstorming session at Off the Fence Productions in Bristol where me, the producer and the researchers thought very carefully about which islands in the world we had always wanted to visit. We eventually distilled the long list down to 10 and in January I headed to Zanzibar. Now to be truthful, Zanzibar, lovely as it sounds, is not exactly well known for it’s wildlife. I was a little concerned about this since our mission was to make a wildlife series but as it turned out I needn’t have worried.
|Blue Fiddler Crabs, Zanzibar. © Richard Kirby|
|Paperbark Birch Wood, Hokkaido, Japan © Richard Kirby|
|Fulmar over pack ice, Hokkaido, Japan. © Richard Kirby||Whooper swans, Hokkaido, Japan. © Richard Kirby|