About Russell MacLaughlin, National Geographic Videographer and Photographer
Growing up in the bush in South Africa, Russell MacLaughlin has always had a passion for wildlife and has developed his enthusiasm into a successful career having worked as a videographer on a number of documentaries for both National Geographic and Animal Planet. Not only is he an exceptional videographer, his still images are also award-winning and have graced the covers of publications worldwide.
Of course, being South African, he has a love of all things Africa and has extensive knowledge of the continent’s landscapes, ecosystems and wildlife. However, he has also travelled considerably in Asia and more recently the High Arctic! Despite having numerous close encounters with wildlife - and some dangerous occasions – Russ never takes these experiences for granted and appreciates every intimate moment he spends with wild animals.
Russ appreciates that patience is the most important thing when it comes to wildlife photography.