Journeys with Polar Bear e-Talk
A spectacular e-Talk covering all aspects of polar bear life in the Arctic and featuring the spectacular imagery of @Wildanrouse
Journeys with Polar Bears e-Talk
An inspiring, fun and downright cool chat from the master of the tall wildlife story
Inspiring, fun patter and thought provoking
Time 8pm BST on Sunday 6th September at a settee near you!
In his words "I am told I am a natural showman. Actually I am naturally self deprecating and introverted but put me on a stage and I come alive. I'm great at telling stories, I love it. Yeah I'm still a cockney with dodgy humour but I can spin a good yarn and bring my experiences to life. I chatted up a traffic warden once to avoid a ticket. I've the gift of the gab and love, love, love inspiring others to love nature as I do. My theatre talks are always well attended as people know they will get a good night out. I don't have a posh accent, don't have a degree in Zoology but like the best naturalists I have learnt what I know the hard way and am passionate about it."
Journeys with Polar Bears e-talk
This e-Talk is a game of two halves, packed with polar bear love throughout. For over 25 years @Wildmanrouse has journeyed for adventures with polar bears. He has experienced incredible encounters whilst snowmobiling, on foot and from his beloved M/S Stockholm in the spectacular wilderness that is Svalbard. See intimate moments with young cubs, spectacular encounters with big males and learn about the gentler side of polar bears too. The talk won't just show polar bears, of course not, it will be peppered with animals and birds that share the Arctic with nanook and all set against the backdrop of @Wildmanrouse's spectacular landscapes of the area.
Packed with anecdotes, hard facts and presented with his usual easy going humour, this will be a talk that will change your life and make you appreciate the wonder of this incredible high Arctic wanderer. It's aimed at both animal lovers and photographers alike!
We will also have a conservation focus to this talk, yes we all know about climate change but we will be talking about another huge threat to polar bears which is hunting. This will highlight the pioneering work in this area by Ole Liodden and Dr Nikita Ovsyanikov amoungst others.
Each talk will be approximately 45 minutes long with a 20 minute break in the middle. We have chosen 8PM BST on a Sunday evening to allow a wide range of timezones to attend as our talks are always very popular - that's 9pm CET, 4pm EST, 1pm pacific.
How does an e-talk work?
@wildmanrouse is used to giving his talks in theatres around the UK and Europe. Unfortunately due to the social distancing measures currently in place such gatherings are, for now, a thing of the past.
So our e-Talk program was born.
Who had heard of Zoom before this crisis? Very few that's for sure, well now it's as much part of our lives as HP Sauce!
So our e-Talks are based on the Zoom platform. A few days before the event we will email you a link. For security you will be admitted into a waiting room, whilst we verify you and @wildmanrouse combs the three hairs remaining on his head.
Then the talk will begin. We are very experienced at running Zoom e-Talks and webinars now and know what works...and what doesn't. Don't worry, you will receive full instructions on how to get the most out of the evening.
At the end of the e-Talk @wildmanrouse will stop sharing his screen, will start the Chat function and will take questions from you about animals or photography.
Because of broadband bandwidth limitations (not ours) we will not show movies during the talk.
Booking your place
So you wanna come to the e-Talk? Awesome it's easy.
Simply Add to the Cart above and follow the instructions, it's a secure payment site.
You will receive confirmation of your payment and then emails with details of the e-Talk several days before the event.
IMPORTANT!!! YOU MUST READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AS IT HAPPENS!!
1) Please be extremely careful when typing in your email address in the store, the reason most people do not receive confirmations from us is that they give us an incorrect email address. YES IT HAPPENS SO DOUBLE CHECK.
2) If you DO NOT receive a confirmation email within a day of booking then please contact us immediately so that we can check which email you used in the store and if you have mis-spelt it.
Requirements - You do not need to have Zoom installed, but they have a free version which is cool. You can use a phone to access the webinar too but for the best experience we suggest using a laptop or your TV with Zoom. You only need to buy one ticket per household.
The link will be sent out a few days in advance of the talk!
Thanks in advance for your support!
All bookings are non refundable, that is our company policy. If for any reason the e-Talk cannot take place, or something catastrophic happens during it (like @Wildmanrouse tells a joke that's actually funny) then we will reschedule for another date. Such is the new world of technology.
Career and Lifestyle
@wildmanrouse is a professional wildlife photographer, Olympus shooter and Content Creator. Via his @wildmanrouse social media channels he inspires photographers and animal huggers worldwide with his spectacular imagery and passion for all things nature. He has won 28 awards in all the major International competitions and was the first recipient of the Royal Geographical Societies Cherry Kearton award for services to wildlife photography. He is the author of 21 books to date, all have a conservation bias and raise funds and awareness for species and projects worldwide. He latest was on a 4 year work of passion on the life of one amazing tigress called Noor.
Building a lifestyle - From corporate beginnings he has forged a lifestyle that revolves around his two passions, wildlife and photography. He has learnt to deal with demons in his life, some of which will be familiar to all, and has thrived because of this determination to succeed.
Sink or swim - During lockdown he has thrived, starting a new YouTube channel, appearing several times on Chris Packham's morning nature show and starting a webinar series that is sold out for May and June (new dates added for July). Aside from that he has used the time to inspire others with the nature accessible local to everyone during lockdown. As a director of his company he is not eligible for any government assistance so instead he decided to make his own path through the lockdown and keep positive and motivated throughout.