Ryan Eddowes, a student at the School of Biological Sciences at Bangor University, had an amazing opportunity to spend the summer in South Africa where he studied and filmed on the Savannah.

Ryan said : “I recently went South Africa with a media company called Africa Media (http://www.africa-media.org/) I travelled to beautiful Mossle Bay, it was a months internship in Wildlife filmmaking, they do other courses including journalism and wildlife photography, I arrived on the 1st of July 2017 and left on the 3rd of August, it was the best experience of my life, I was taught how to create a wildlife documentary, how to fly drones, edit, film, present, narrate everything and I created a few short films including a two part series called ‘Secrets of the Savannah’

“I filmed a full lion hunt, which in my eyes was most spectacular event I’ve witnessed, but also a shocking event that opened my eyes to the truth of the natural world. I also had the opportunity to go on some activities, including a elephant walk and I went Great white shark diving. While there I was taught by Annie (a former intern, now she is the field assistant) and I worked with and was taught by Ryan Johnson (Wildlife filmmaker) who has worked with the BBC and National Geographic and he is the world Great white shark expert.”

If anyone wants more information about this adventure you can contact Ryan by email: Ryan James Eddowes bsu6c2@bangor.ac.uk