Doug Allan spent seven years in Antarctica as a research diver, scientist and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, before changing direction to full time filming in 1983. Since then he has become one of the world’s best-known and respected cameramen. He specialises in natural history, expeditions and science documentaries in some of the wildest and most remote places on our planet, particularly the polar zones. In his 30-year filming career he’s worked for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and many others, filming for series like The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants and Operation Iceberg. In the last couple of years he’s covered the issue of overfishing around the globe through the documentary The Missing Fish, filmed with the US based Living Oceans Foundation. His photographic awards include eight Emmys and four BAFTAs. He has twice won the underwater category in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and has four Honorary Doctorates in recognition of his camerawork, as well as two Polar Medals.