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Nature, Camera, Action!

The deepest oceans, the coldest continents, the most fearsome animals: wildlife filmmakers and photographers have faced it all in the pursuit of the perfect shot.


Nature, Camera, Action! took visitors on an amazing journey to learn the secrets of making incredible wildlife films. From pictures of insect wings taken in the 1840s to cameras disguised as animals, the exhibition explored the different methods photographers and filmmakers have used to get up close and personal with predators, brave the deepest oceans and coldest climates, and capture sounds and speeds beyond our human senses. 

Learn how to...

You don’t have to travel to the other side of the world to find amazing wildlife, and you don’t need expensive, high-tech cameras to start taking your own wildlife pictures. In these videos you can learn simple tips and tricks to help you create amazing nature films and photographs on your own doorstep.

On our blog: How big is the camera you’d need to film an ant?

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