Ray Mears Wild Australia Episode 4
Episode four of Wild Australia was broadcast at 8:00PM on Monday 16th May on ITV1. If you missed it, you can now watch it online via the ITV Player for a limited period of time by clicking on the image above.
In this episode Ray is in Australia’s tropical rainforest, in the Wet Tropics, on the north-eastern coast of Australia. It’s the oldest on the planet, so old it stretches back to the time of the great supercontinents.
Ray with the book’s author, Martin Hayward Smith
A new book has been released this autumn, chronicling the captivating lives of one of Britain’s most recognisable native species. My Year with Hares records one man’s amazing year-long obsession with this fascinating animal, from his addiction to finding and photographing them through the seasons, to rearing a rescued leveret.
The book’s author is one Martin Hayward Smith, a professional wildlife cameraman and photographer, who has travelled the world extensively for the BBC and Discovery, among many other companies. Ray and Martin first worked together during the filming for Ray’s Wild Britain series, and it was this chance meeting that ultimately led to Ray writing the foreword to Martin’s beautiful book.
Read on for Ray’s foreword in its entirety, along with a selection of Martin’s images, taken from My Year with Hares:
If you want to see wildlife you need to dress warmly and in colours that blend in with your surroundings. Then go outdoors when others are indoors and sit perfectly still. Remain perfectly still even if it involves suffering. Continue reading