Planet South Georgia e-Talk
An inspiring, fun and downright cool chat from the master of the tall wildlife story
Inspiring, fun patter and thought provoking
Available to purchase to stream anytime anywhere via the Wild Bunch platform
Time 8pm BST on Friday 9th October 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."
Planet South Georgia e-talk
Sitting alone in the Southern Ocean, the island of South Georgia is a place of legends. From the first moment you see the towering mountains rising from the sea, South Georgia casts a mystical spell over all who visit. It's home to spectacular fauna and flora, with legends like the amazing Shackleton endeavours it's truly a unique place that @Wildmanrouse has travelled to many times...but one time was truly exceptional.
This e-Talk looks back at his work on the wonderful island of South Georgia, notably his time there as a civilian photographer aboard the Royal Navy's icebreaker HMS Endurance. So expect stunning aerials and wildlife taken from the ship's Lynx helicopters, it's a fresh and amazing new approach to South Georgia and shows how truly amazing this island ecosystem is. Yes you will get penguins too, but the aerials and the time he spent on remote little photographed locations with incredible species like the Wandering Albatross will make this a truly special talk!
Packed with anecdotes, incredible images and presented with his usual easy going humour, this e-talk is aimed at both animal lovers and photographers alike! See many images from the collection that he has never shown before.
The e-talk will be around 1 hour and 15 minutes long and will take place at 8pm BST.
Streaming / Recording - The e-talk will be recorded for all attendees and also if you cannot attend but want to purchase the talk online you can do it, streaming will be via free membership of the Wild Bunch platform. So you can enjoy it anytime anywhere! Simply purchase as above and you will be mailed the link after the talk with all the attendees. You will need to create a free membership of the Wild Bunch to watch it but it just takes a few seconds. You will not be able to stream the program outside of this environment, this is to protect my copyright.
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...but we may show them at the after party!!!
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 EVERY SINGLE TIME!!
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. PLEASE do not get in touch one hour before the talk as we will not be able to help you.
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.