Gordon Buchanan – Keynote Speaker

Award-winning wildlife cameraman, presenter and public speaker.

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Specialist Subjects

  • Adventure
  • Wildlife and nature
  • Photography
  • Television
  • Presenting


  • English


After twenty 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.

Buchanan’s recent productions include 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.

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 Buchanan has 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 film-making. He has also won the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland award in the environment category.

As a public speaker, Scottish born Gordon Buchanan is a spell-binding 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.

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