Lindsay McCrae's passion for wildlife began at an early age. At school he built wildlife ponds and gardens, while evenings were spent watching a badger's sett near his home in rural Lake District. His passion for watching wildlife soon turned into a need to capture what he was seeing on film. He took out a loan from his mother and invested in his own camera at the age of 15 and never looked back. Lindsay has been filming wildlife professionally for over 10 years and has travelled all over the UK and across the world filming everything from emperor penguins in Antarctica to orangutans in the Indonesian jungle.
My Penguin Year is an immersive insight into the life of a wildlife filmmaker and the challenges of surviving in the harshest, most unforgiving environment on Earth. - The Herald '[McCrae's] remarkable memoir is rich in the technological and logistical challenges of filming in extreme conditions. But most gripping are his fine-tuned observations of these beautiful metre-high birds, which must survive and raise their young in temperatures as low as -60? C' - Nature With heart-stopping accounts of human and penguin jeopardy - including the moment when the team had to decide whether to dig an ice ramp to save a trapped penguin colony from certain death - this is a candid and moving memoir of the reality behind the making of a stunning documentary. - Daily Mail