Sue Flood is a professional and award-winning wildlife photographer, filmmaker and author, who spent 11 years with the world-renowned BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol. She fulfilled a lifelong ambition to work with her childhood (and adulthood!) hero, Sir David Attenborough on a number of series whilst at the BBC. Sue was Associate Producer on the BBC series The Blue Planet and also worked on Planet Earth and the Disney nature movie Earth. Sue also produced a number of wildlife documentaries for the BBC including Polar Bears on Thin Ice, A Boy Among Polar Bears, and Killer Whale. She left the BBC in 2005 to concentrate on her photography full time. She is represented by Getty Images.
Sue's adventures have taken her from camping at -40C with Inuit hunters in the Arctic, working on Russian icebreakers on trips to the North Pole, and swimming with leopard seals in the Antarctic, over the last 16 years working in the polar regions. However, she also gets chance to thaw out in places like Botswana, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific too!
As well as having produced documentaries for the BBC and others, Sue has also appeared on screen, most recently in the National Geographic series “Cameramen who dare”, where the very close encounter she had whilst filming a humpback whale in Tonga for the BBC was featured!
Having worked in the polar regions since 1996, it was natural that her first book, Cold Places, featured some of her favourite images from the Arctic and Antarctic. Cold Places was recognised in the the International Photography awards and was the inspiration for her first solo exhibition at the Getty Gallery.
Sue is passionate about the use of still and moving images to engage people’s interest in the natural world. She regularly lectures on her experiences of wildlife film-making and photography to expedition travel companies, corporate organisations, as well as schools and universities, with the aim of inspiring people to protect the planet.
Recognition of Sue’s work includes awards in the following competitions: International Garden Photographer of the Year, Travel Photographer of the Year, International Photographer of the Year, the Art Wolfe (Best of Festival) Award in the International Conservation Photography Awards and Royal Photographic Society Silver Medal. Her work has featured in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife and the numerous other magazines.
Her career highlight was to be invited to meet Her Majesty the Queen,
at Buckingham Palace in 2011 as a result of her photography.
Sue lives with her husband Chris in North Wales, though she is often to be found in some far-flung location.