Doug Anderson (photographer)

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Doug Anderson
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Doug Anderson
Born Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Wildlife photography
Website
http://www.doug-anderson.com/

Doug Anderson (born 1970) is a Scottish wildlife photographer.

Early life[edit]

Anderson was born in Glasgow. His father Stan was a civil engineer and his mother Anne, an artist. He discovered photography and the sea at a young age. During annual trips to the family home in Lamlash, on the Isle of Arran, Anderson quickly became a confident snorkeler and free diver. At the age of 11 he borrowed a Nikonas Mark 3 camera from his father and took his first images of a lion's mane jellyfish just off the “Old Pier” in Lamlash bay.

Career[edit]

Anderson studied Marine Biology at St Andrews University, Scotland. After graduation he spent five years as a commercial scallop diver on the Scottish west coast. To pursue a career in wildlife photography, in 1996, Anderson moved to Bristol, home of the BBC Natural History Unit. In 1999, after four years of camera assisting, Anderson shot his first "Blue Chip" Wildlife sequence for a BBC's The Blue Planet series. The sequence was of an alleged 15 m (49 ft) Sei whale (two later papers identified it as a Bryde's whale) feeding on a small bait ball of the Pacific side of Mexico. As of 2010 Anderson has been involved in the principal photography on BBC/Discovery Channel productions The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Life, and Frozen Planet as well as many other wildlife programmes. Doug lives in England and is married to Devon wedding photographer Rosie Anderson.

TV and film (select credits)[edit]

  • BBC The Blue Planet “Open Ocean” – Photography]
  • BBC Worldwide “Deep Blue” Theatrical Release - Photography[1]
  • PBS “Silent Roar – Search for the Snow leopard” - Photography[2]
  • BBC Planet Earth “Freshwater” – Photography
  • BBC Planet Earth “Ocean Deep” – Photography
  • BBC Planet Earth “Ice Worlds” – Photography
  • BBC Planet Earth “Shallow Seas” – Photography
  • Disney Nature “Earth” (2007) - Photography[3]
  • BBC Life “Challenges of Life” – Photography
  • BBC Life “Fish” – Photography
  • BBC Life “Creatures of the Deep” – Photography
  • BBC Life “Reptiles” – Photography
  • BBC Earth “One Life” Theatrical Release - Photography
  • BBC "Frozen Planet" "To The Ends Of The Earth" - Photography
  • BBC "Frozen Planet" "Summer" - Photography
  • BBC "Frozen Planet" "Autumn" - Photography
  • BBC "Frozen Planet" "Winter" - Photography
  • BBC "Frozen Planet" "The Last Frontier" - Photography
  • BBC "Africa" "Kalahari" - Photography
  • BBC "Hebrides" "Islands on the Edge" - Photography

Anderson has also appeared in several “camera diaries” including:

  • BBC The Blue Planet “Open Ocean” Making Of: Diver filming Sei Whale on baitball[4]
  • BBC Planet Earth “Ocean Deep” Making of: Expedition to the Bahamas to film Oceanic White tip sharks][5]
  • BBC Life “Fish” Making of: Expedition to Tobago to film Flying Fish[6]
  • BBC "Frozen Planet" "Summer" Making of: Expedition to Antarctic to film Killer Whales hunting Weddell Seals.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2004/06/02/deep_blue_2004_review.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/snowleopard/
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0393597/
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtJfVETBr4o
  5. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbrgwRKqDkM
  6. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Im9pEaQgTk

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