Stephen de Vere
Filming in the Bering Sea for Frozen Planet. Photo: Jeff Wilson


Stephen began his career with the RSPB Film Unit as an assistant film editor and staff cameraman, then in 1992 he joined the BBC Natural History Unit to overwinter in Antarctica for episode 5 (The Big Freeze) of the 6-part BBC TV series Life in the Freezer.

Sir David Attenborough once described him as “an extraordinary cameraman” after repairing his camera using parts from a computer printer while frozen in during his 12 months shoot at Mawson Station.

emperor penguin chick
Emperor penguin chick – Antarctica

Broadcast TV

Credits on BBC wildlife television programmes also include:

  • The Life of Birds
  • Wildlife on One
  • Living Britain
  • The Natural World
  • Andes to Amazon
  • Life
  • Africa
  • Yellowstone
  • Frozen Planet
  • The Hunt

Back to basics

Stephen has also filmed and produced a series of wildlife films in the English countryside near his home:

Watch a Youtube playlist of trailers for all 3 films :

Buy DVDs from BritishNatureFilms/shop (uses Edithouse and more of your money goes to The Wildlife Trusts and to Stephen).

Alternatively, you can order from independent high street bookshops, or online at Hive and other online retailers.