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BBC wildlife presenter to host talk in Harrogate

BBC wildlife presenter to host talk in Harrogate

Published at 7:55am 27th September 2019. (Updated at 1:26pm 27th September 2019)

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BBC wildlife presenter Patrick Aryee is one of a number of guest speakers set to talk at the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show in Harrogate.

  • Patrick Aryee, who has worked on BBC productions such as Frozen Planet, will be at the show talking about his own wildlife experiences and about various conservation projects.
  • The presenter will be one of a number of speakers on hand to offer their expertise in the field of wildlife, safari and travel.
  • The Wildlife and Safari Travel Show is set to return to the Harrogate Convention Centre on 12th and 13th October.

TV presenter Patrick Aryee is heading to the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show when it returns to Harrogate Convention Centre for the second year on the 12th and 13th October.

Having worked on popular BBC shows 'Frozen Planet' and 'Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild', he has experienced an array of different wildlife in different parts of the world.

On Saturday 12th October, Patrick's talk 'Exploring a World of Wildlife Travel Experiences' will give visitors an insight into his various encounters and allow them to ask questions about his career in wildlife television.

Patrick Aryee with sperm whale, Wildlife and Safari Travel Show
Patrick Aryee swam just two metres from a sperm whale when filming for Sky show 'Big Beasts'

Keen to share his experiences with those at the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show, Patrick gave us a glimpse of one memorable encounter with a sperm whale when filming for Sky programme 'Big Beasts':

"We really wanted to get up close and I was literally swimming next to this sperm whale - about two metres away... I thought I just can't keep up with her, so I slowed down, and she slowed down to match my speed!

"I had goosebumps all over my skin! I looked directly in her eyes and knew it was a moment I'd remember forever. There was a connection and she knew we were swimming together. It was mind-blowing."

Patrick also has a BBC World Service podcast called ‘30 Animals That Made Us Smarter’ that listeners can subscribe to, with each episode filled with lots of cool facts and stories around biomimicry and what we can learn from nature!  

patrick aryee pre-shark dive Wildlife and Safari Travel Show
BBC Wildlife presenter Patrick Aryee talks to the camera before diving with Great White Sharks just off the coast of Cape Town


As well as BBC Wildlife Presenter Patrick Aryee, the show is also set to welcome a number of experts to share their own wildlife experiences and offer advice to those looking to embark on their own travel adventure:

  • Jim Mayer - Wildlife Tales from Svalbard
  • Alison Towner, the Marine Expert - Meet South Africa
  • Mike Dilger - The Trials & Tribulations or a Natural History Presenter
  • Tom “The Blowfish” Hird - My Work as Ocean Ambassador with the Marine Conservation Society
  • Holly Budge - The Summit of Everest to the Front Line of Conservation
Guest Speakers at Wildlife and Safari Travel Show
Patrick Aryee will be joined by other wildlife speakers at the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show including Alison Towner, Jim Mayer, Tom Hird and Mike Dilger

The show will also include panel sessions, allowing visitors to find out more about topics such as expedition cruising adventures, conservation travel experiences and the war on poaching.

Find the full two-day schedule including times and speakers here.

Book tickets for the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show 2019 here and quote the code STRAYFM to get yours for a discounted £4!

Ben Groom from Stray Lifestyle spoke to BBC Wildlife Presenter Patrick Aryee ahead of his talk at the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show:

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