Doug Allan is in the company of giants

Award winning cameraman brings tour to Lime Tree

Doug Allan is in the company of giants

Doug Allan brings In the Company of Giants to the Lime Tree

DOUG Allan, a multi-award winning cameraman who has worked on a host of major wildlife series over a 30 year career, is to host an evening at the Lime Tree Theatre.

In the Company of Giants sees Doug offer his unique personal insights into the challenges of filming the biggest animals in the wildest places on Earth.

He has gleaned this expertise from working on series like Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Wild Cameramen at Work.

Allan, one of the world’s most respected and experienced wildlife and natural history documentary filmmakers, has a “deep understanding of the biology of these animals and the challenges they face in today’s changing environments will engage and inspire audiences of all ages,” according to the advance press material for the show.

He is also a popular and charismatic speaker. His show provides an unforgettable evening of extraordinary animal adventures and unique wildlife film footage, while he also welcomes questions on his encounters and travels, demonstrating what it is like to be up close and personal with nature’s biggest creatures.

The Scottish wildlife camerman is also deeply concerned about climate change and conservation and, over  the last two years has been on several expeditions with the US based Living Oceans Foundation.

Diving in some of the most remote and least visited places in the world he has been filming scientists charting the threats to our precious coral reefs. In those expeditions Doug has seen for himself the ‘sad terrible beauty of a colourful reef bleached pure white by excessively warm water’.

“The Paris talks last December were a huge step in the right direction. I want to help those steps become strides by reconnecting people to their planet. Big animals are my passion that I want to share,” he has said.

- Doug Allan brings In the Company of Giants to the Lime Tree Theatre this Monday, November 14 at 8pm. See www.limetreetheatre.ie.