Bob Poole - Gorongosa Reborn

Nature Roars Back

  • Bob Poole, National Geographic Filmmaker


Experience an epic African wildlife park through the eyes of an Emmy Award-winning natural history cinematographer.

A childhood in East Africa gave Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Bob Poole a fierce curiosity about the natural world as well as an adventurous spirit.  Now, for a new,6-part PBS/Nat Geo International series, Bob is drawing on that experience to document the rebirth of a lost Eden: Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, a jewel ofAfrica’s parks system until civil war almost destroyed it.  There, he joined forces with rangers and scientists (including his sister, renowned elephant researcher Joyce Poole), on perhaps the biggest conservation project on the planet. He’ll share secrets of filming lions, crocs, elephants, and spectacular scenery, and tell how he cracked the“Gorongosa code”—learning to read the landscape and find prime locations for filming the park’s spectacular wildlife.

Join the acclaimed cinematographer and filmmaker for unforgettable images and stories of Gorongosa’s majestic animals—and learn how the wild places we’ve broken can be put back together.

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About the speaker
Bob Poole, National Geographic Filmmaker

Emmy Award-winning Cinematographer Bob Poole documents wild Africa, from elephants to cheetahs for Nat Geo, PBS, and others.  A childhood in Kenya where his dad was Director of the Peace Corps gave him a unique perspective.

Speaker Highlights
Over 35 films with National Geographic Television
Multiple Award Winner including Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography
8 years filming in war-torn Mozambique documenting the return of wildlife in Gorongosa Park (National Geographic/PBS)
Explorers Club Fellow
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