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End of the Road

Human Planet

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

Illulisat, Greenland

Fisherman on wire bridge, Mekong River, Laos

Fisherman on wire bridge, Mekong River, Laos

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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.

Replastering the mosque in Djenne, Mali.

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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.

Watering the garden, Mali.

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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

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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This will be my last post on this blog.  For those of you who would like to continue following my work on my new blog, please click HERE.  planeta humano

Alternatively, you can get my latest updates and join in our discussions on my new Facebook page.

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  5. Pedro Moreno says:

    Excellent choices Tim ¡¡

  6. Chris_Miller says:

    Fantastic work Tim! The picture of that young boy asleep on a rubbish dump in Kenya will really stick with me. Best of luck with your next projects!

  7. Az says:

    This is one of the best Docs from the BBC ‘Human Planet’. I just wanted to say great job from the film crew, you guys have inspired me. This is what we need to broadcast around the world so we can remind people of the planet and where we come from.

    Great photos Timothy


  8. Bagheera says:

    I am from Mongolia. Thank you for your great photos. Good luck!

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  10. Carol says:

    Wow! Amazing! Awesome!

  11. Dessi says:

    Amazing photos. Incredible journey. Happy New Year, Tim

  12. Ramakrishna says:

    It would be a wonderful landmark series from BBC-HD that ever made about Human Civilization on Planet Earth. Thanks to BBC – Human Planet Team for Presenting such a great series.

  13. says:

    Amazing work, such talent. Just came back from a trek through Buthan and carrying a fairly heavy camera gives me a appreciation for what you go through. i cannot wait to see your book. Will it be also published in the States?

    • Timothy says:

      Incredible place Bhutan… Laya province in the north west is one of my most memorable places in the whole world. Yes, the book will be published in the States when the program airs on TV over there. We don’t know when that will be yet, but we do know that it will premier in the UK in early January 2011, so expect it some time not too long after that.

  14. Sarah P says:

    Wow Tim. Speechless.

  15. These images are absolutely breath taking. Beautiful. Inspires me to visit more of the world. Thank you for sharing!

  16. jamie says:

    Thanks Tim. Stunning selection. Have very much enjoyed the blog and look forward to more when/where you wander.

  17. Sean says:

    Incredible work. So inspiring as always.

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