The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases
After a year and a half of non-stop traveling with Human Planet, it appears that for me this particular journey is now over.
It’s been an amazing experience and one that has brought me into contact with our incredibly diverse species across almost every inhabitable environment on the planet. I’m sure you won’t be too surprised to learn that I can report back that human beings are the same the world over… individuals dealing with their own versions of personal struggles to secure food, find a mate, put a roof over their heads and protect their offspring. I’m also sure that you won’t be too shocked to discover that no matter where I went in the world, doors were opened to me, food was shared with me, knowledge was exchanged freely and help was offered unconditionally.
I’ve really enjoyed blogging about my experiences… so much so in fact that I have decided to continue doing it on my own website. So, if you would like to carry on following my travels and read about the other work I do outside of the BBC, then please click HERE, or alternatively you can join me on Facebook.
In the meantime, I will leave you with my personal Top 40 roundup of favourite photos from my Human Planet journey to remind you of some of the amazing stories that will be appearing on the programme when it hits your screens in January 2011.
Bajau village, Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Sabah Malaysia
Huli Tribe, Central Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Pa-aling fishermen, South China Sea, Philippines
Wodaabe women with tattooed faces, Lake Chad area, Niger, Africa
Fisherman on wire bridge, Mekong River, Laos
Central Highlands, PNG
Whale hunters, Lembata, Indonesia
Honey gatherer, Central African Republic
The urban jungle, Jaipur, Rajastan, India
Eagle hunter, Altai Mountains, Western Mongolia
Courtship ritual, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Sulphur miners, Mount Ijen, West Java, Indonesia
Bajau breath diver with rock and spear gun, walking along the sea bottom, Sabah, Malaysia
Replastering the mosque in Djenne, Mali.
A remote camp, Simien Mountains, Ehiopia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Gerewol, Niger, Africa
A nomadic family moving to their winter camp, Mongolia
Stick fighters, Southern Ethiopia
Camel herders, Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Guarding crops, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Making a living on Mombassa’s waste dump, Kenya
Bajau sea gypsy girl on her family boat, Sabah, Malaysia
Double rainbow all the way, Central Mongolia
Watering the garden, Mali.
Skin diving, Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Sabah Malaysia
Mother and child in a cave, Zanskar, Ladakh, Indian Himalayas
Donga – a Suri stick fight gathering, Ethiopia
Eagle Hunter, Altai Mountains, Mongolia
Pa-aling diver loses his air tube at depth, Philippines
Honey gatherer smoking out bees nest, Central African Republic
Families walking to Leh for 5 days down the frozen Zanskar River, Ladakh, India
Botos, freshwater dolphin in the murky depths of the Rio Negro, Brazil
Kids playing Tetris in their ger, Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Living root bridge, Wahthyllong, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India
Children barbecuing Goliath Tarantula Spiders, Venezuela
Herding the family livestock, Mongolia
Young boy asleep on a rubbish dump, Mombassa, Kenya
The leather Tannery, Fez, Morocco
The majestic Golden Eagle, Altai Mountains, Mongolia
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