Now Doug Allan is returning to Scotland to discuss the impact of global warming on the polar icecaps, an issue that has inspired much of his recent work.
The filmmaker, who grew up in Dunfermline, Fife, will address a meeting of the The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) in Stirling on Wednesday evening.
With more than 40 years’ first-hand experience of the poles, Allan has seen for himself the effects of the change in sea ice cover on sea mammal populations, north and south.
Mike Robinson, RSGS Chief Executive, said: “Even those who may not be familiar with his name, will surely be familiar with Doug Allan’s wonderful wildlife footage of one of the world’s leading wildlife cameramen.
This talk is not just a chance to see and hear the stories behind so many of his wonderful images, but also to hear from him about his first-hand experience at the poles and the impact of climate change he has witnessed personally.
“As with all our talks I hope that visitors will leave inspired to learn more and to perhaps make a small change to their own lifestyles, and in turn to the future of our planet.”