BBC Photographer Helps Document "Human Planet"

Posted by David Ozanich — 5 May 2011

allen3.jpgHoney gatherer, Central African Republic


Photographer Timothy Allen spent a year-and-a-half traveling around the world working on the BBC series "Human Planet".

It's been an amazing experience and one that has brought me into contact with our incredibly diverse species across almost every inhabitable environment on the planet.  I'm sure you won't be too surprised to learn that I can report back that human beings are the same the world over... individuals dealing with their own versions of personal struggles to secure food, find a mate, put a roof over their heads and protect their offspring.  I'm also sure that you won't be too shocked to discover that no matter where I went in the world, doors were opened to me, food was shared with me, knowledge was exchanged freely and help was offered unconditionally.

He put together 40 of his favorite images and shares them here. I think they are all really wonderful - these are some of my favorites. "Human Planet" began airing on the BBC earlier this year and will be shown in the United States on Discovery.

allen1.jpgPa-aling fishermen, South China Sea, Philippines

allen2.jpgIllulisat, Greenland

allen4.jpgDouble rainbow all the way, Central Mongolia

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