Sue Flood is a freelance professional photographer and wildlife filmmaker. After 11 years with the BBC Natural History Unit, working on series such as The Blue Planet and Planet Earth and Disneynature's movie 'Earth' she turned freelance in 2005. Sue has a degree in zoology and was Assistant Producer on The Blue Planet, working on amazing sequences such as killer whales hunting gray whales in California, Polar Bears stalking Beluga Whales in the High Arctic (both filmed for the first time), and glow-in-the-dark Squid in Japan.
Her adventures on Planet Earth took her from camping at -40C in the High Arctic, being hit by a whale in the South Pacific, to crawling around in Penguin guano in the Antarctic. She has also produced four films for the BBC: Polar Bears on Thin Ice (featuring the polar bears of Hudson Bay); A Boy Among Polar Bears (looking at the relationship between the Inuit and wildlife in the Canadian Arctic); Killer Whale Special and a short on Blue whale science for Life of Mammals. In 2009 Sue was awarded first place in the International Photography Awards in the Travel and Tourism Pro section for a portfolio of images from The Ross Sea, Antarctica. In 2008 she won the Art Wolfe (Best of Festival) award in the International Conservation Photography Awards, and the Silver medal of the Royal Photographic Society. She was also a finalist in Travel Photographer of the Year, and Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Sue has travelled extensively, with over 25 trips to the Arctic and Antarctic, plus shoots in Namibia, Botswana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Japan, the USA and the South Pacific, to name some of her favourite locations!Her images have been published in the BBC Wildlife magazine, several BBC books, Geo Magazine, National Geographic books, National Wildlife in the US, and the national press in the UK, USA and worldwide. She is represented by Getty Images. Sue enjoys relating her experiences of wildlife filmmaking, and regularly lectures for travel companies, schools and universities, and corporate organisations.