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Chinese Red Lamps, China

George Chan

My Favourite Countries

  • China
  • China

George has been a photographer and cameraman for more than 30 years and was a Producer and Director at the BBC Natural History Unit.

He worked on David Attenborough’s State of the Planet, the BBC’s most comprehensive series about conservation. He also worked on the first series of Planet Earth travelling to the Amazon and the Arctic.

George made an episode of the BBC’s Wild China and is an expert on the nature of Asia. He has a PhD in Evolutionary biology and a degree in Zoology from Oxford University.

His career highlights include visiting Easter Island with Sir David Attenborough, finding a mummy in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, seeing the world’s largest butterflies in New Guinea and filming Tibetan Antelope in Central Tibet.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yunnan, China
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yunnan, China

China – Photography and cultures in Yunnan

Discover a fascinating, little-visited region of China. Under the expert guidance of George Chan, explore the bustling capital of Beijing before travelling to the Yunnan region, which, is incredibly diverse, both in terms of its culture and its landscapes. Capture the dramatic and mountainous landscape of honing your lens capturing the people and wildlife. 

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Meili Snow Mountain, Yunnan, China
Beyond the Clouds
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China’s image is tainted by media reports of pollution. Whilst this might be true of certain cities and highly populous regions…

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