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BBC cameraman shares stunning pictures

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 24, 2014

By Rob Smyth

  • FOCUSED . . . Tom Walker.

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A BBC cameraman has shared some of the stunning pictures he captured while filming across the country.

Tom Walker, of Barton under Needwood, has been filming in Scotland and Devon for a raft of new shows for the Beeb and decided to offer the Mail an exclusive look at some of the amazing scenes he managed to photograph.

The former Royal Mail postman has captured pictures of deer and grouse – sometimes sitting in fields for more than 16 hours at a time to get the perfect shot.

He said: "For much of 2013, I worked on the BBC's Autumnwatch filming watervoles underwater and scenic shots in the Peak District to open the series.

"I also did some work for a new landmark BBC series called The Hunt, which looks at the relationship between predators and prey – this will broadcast in Autumn 2015 on BBC One.

"I have spent the last six months away from home filming in the Scottish highlands, documenting the seasons change and how the wildlife copes and adapts.

"I've filmed mountain hares, black grouse, dippers, red deer, red kites, ospreys and goosander duck to name but a few species.

"In order to capture sequences of these often illusive animals, it involves spending a lot of time in the field, often spending up to 16 hours a day in hiding waiting for things to happen.

"It's spending these long periods of time with individual animals that allows you to get a detailed insight into their lives – it is a real privilege and there is nothing I'd rather be doing.

"After returning from Scotland, I went straight to Devon where I did some work along the stunning north Devonshire coastline which, given the recent weather, felt like Spain.

"I'm now back at home in Staffordshire planning my next shoots for the Autumn which could see me flying to the other side of the world for the BBC."

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