“My aim is to share the brilliance and beauty of nature. It staggers and inspires me in equal measure.
By documenting it, I hope it does the same for others.”
Adrian Cale … passionate wildlife filmmaker & naturalist
A highly experienced producer, director and cameraman, Adrian has travelled widely making natural history programmes for numerous TV channels including the BBC, ITV, Animal Planet and National Geographic. He has also produced work for various global wildlife charities and is a strong narrator and versatile broadcaster. Adrian’s photographic images are used across print and online media to highlight the animals that feature in his films and on his travels, some of which populate this site.
Adrian has been fascinated by wildlife for as long as he can remember, keeping all manner of animals growing up. A passionate naturalist, he has acquired an in-depth knowledge of the natural world and has authored many of his own films, sometimes turning the camera on himself and presenting his experiences along the way. An informed observer and very much in the moment, Adrian’s personally engaged programmes are well received.
One authored film Woolly Jumpers: Made in Peru, which was presented by Adrian, won the ‘Best Newcomer’ award at the prestigious International Wildlife Film Festival (IWFF) in 2007.
Adrian has also worked on other award nominated productions.
He has spent weeks raising butterflies to film their life cycle, leapt into the unknown covered in biting driver ants, swum with seals and dressed up as a giant panda to blend in! Adrian has also been pooped on from above by disgruntled monkeys, deliberately run over filming wildlife exploitation, charged by elephants, slept with a deadly puff adder, and shower-danced with scorpions. He has been confronted in the middle of the night by an armed hunter, exposed illegal bush meat trade in South America and emptied venomous spiders from his boots. Closer to home Adrian likes to celebrate British wildlife on our screens.
He has contributed work to various wildlife and environmental charities including International Animal Rescue, Ape Alliance and the Jane Goodall Institute and is an ambassador for the Young People’s Trust for the Environment and a Fellow at the Zoological Society of London.