He’s travelled to over 100 countries worldwide, making first ascents of remote jungle mountains or descending into hidden sinkholes in search of new species, climbing the world’s highest peaks or completing some of the world’s most demanding endurance races. Steve has continued to push back the boundaries of exploration whilst capturing it all on camera or in words.
One step beyond
Expeditions to the world’s most remote places remain Steve’s primary
passion, and he’s taken a role as the ‘adventure naturalist’ in some of
the most successful filmed expeditions of recent years. In Lost Land of
the Volcano, Steve led the first ever team of outsiders into the depths
of the perfect New Guinean volcanic caldera known as Bosavi. In the
jungle interior, the team discovered many species unknown to science –
including the world’s largest rat!
In BAFTA nominated Lost Land of the Jaguar, he descended to the bottom of the Kaiteur Falls to discover a wonderland of frogs and orchids seen only by a handful of other humans. Expedition Borneo was nominated for an EMMY, and saw the team delving into the heart of this fast disappearing wildlife wonderland in search of a way to conserve it.
TV and all that other stuff
Steve has presented Britain’s Lost World, Extreme Caving, Inside Out, Springwatch Trackers, The Really Wild Show and The Nature of Britain. Steve is a successful author with Steve Backshall’s Venom, The Rough Guide to: Indonesia, as well as Wildlife Adventurer’s Guide and Deadly 60. He regularly writes article for newspapers and magazines. As an inspirational public speaker Steve presents on a range of wildlife, conservation, exploration and adventure topics.