“There are big days when animals behave spectacularly right in front of your lens. And other quieter times when a deeper understanding reveals itself, a new insight into the environment and what’s alive there. I’ll be talking about these moments of truth and how they’re the biggest privilege of a wildlife cameraperson”.

Doug Allan looks back over successes and setbacks from 40 years of natural history film making. Part retrospective with stories of polar encounters, life in a penguin colony, or diving under the ice, this is also one man’s unique perspective on a changing planet. Should we be incorporating a new emphasis and direction into wildlife films?

Doug’s book Freeze Frame – a wildlife cameraman’s adventures on ice will be on sale on the night.

General admission £22.50; RSGS Members £17.50; Students/Under 18s £12.50 (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket).