North Sailing: High class on a world standard, zoologist Mark Carwardine says
Recently North Sailing was visited by the famous british zoologist and conservationist Mark Carwardine. Mark is highly respected as a wildlife photographer, TV and radio presenter and author of more than 50 books.
Mark achieved widespread recognition for Last Chance to See expeditions with Douglas Adams in 1990 where they went in search for some of the worlds most endangered species, for example the Komodo dragon in Indonesia and the Yangtze river dolphin in China. The series was aired on BBC Radio 4.
Some 20 years later he teamed up with actor Stephen Fry and together they went to find and report on these endangered species again, now in television series that aired on BBC2 in 2009.
Mark has written many books on wildlife and conservation, including a book called Iceland: Nature’s meeting place which was published in 1986 with foreword written by then president of Iceland, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir.
Hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles have also been published and Mark has been writing a monthly column in BBC Wildlife magazine since 2004.
On his travels to more than hundred countries in all the seven continents, Mark has built up an immense collection of wildlife, nature and environment photographs.
He is highly respected as a wildlife photographer and has been a Chairman of the judging panel for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competiton run by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife.
Mark Carwardine first visited Húsavik in the 1980´s as he travelled around Iceland and his first whale watching tour in Skjálfandi Bay was in 1995.
Mark with Hörður Sigurbjarnarson on top of wheelhouse
According to Mark, North Sailing has, through the years, been leading the way in terms of organizing really well runned trip.
“It is all growing quite quickly and I was asked to come here this time to put an international perspective on it, to compare with other countries and see how everybody is doing, talk to the guides. And I am really impressed, it´s a fantastic operation, really high class on a world standard.”
The interview with Mr. Carwardine can be read here.