Meeting a Hero - Ben Cherry
Mt. Kinabalu at Sunrise

Meeting a Hero

Sir David Attenborough Visit to WWT Slimbridge

They say never meet your heroes, well Sir David Attenborough is a hero to millions, if not billions around the world. A career which beggars belief, opening up the beauty of the natural world to those that would otherwise be unaware of nature all around us. I still remember watching the first Planet Earth series which inspired so many people.

I was asked by WWT if I could come and take a series of portraits of the living legend for an up and coming project. Of course I jumped at the chance! Unfortunately the project won't be live for a while so I can only share the photos which the trust has published to recognise his visit. 

I felt like I was going into an exam, keeping control of nerves, knowing how fortunate I was to be meeting Sir David, let alone photograph him. A big thank you has to go out to Fujifilm UK for loaning me a Fujifilm GFX camera so I could produce particularly high resolution pictures. Although I only ended up having about five minutes exclusively with Sir David, I am pleased with the results and look forward to sharing them in the future. 

With Blue Planet 2 launching, lets all watch in awe and listening to his enchanting narration. Here's to meeting your heroes!

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