Kingcups by the Pond
Thursday, 13th May 2004
I had sad news last week that wildlife cameraman Nick Gordon died on April 25th in Venezeula at the beginning of his latest filming expedition. I met Nick at Martinmere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve when they filmed me drawing for his Wild Shots series. He set me the challenge of animating a sequence of a jaguar which he'd filmed in a waterside clearing in the rain forest.
Nick told me that as a boy he'd read Charles Waterton's Wanderings in South America and said that the book had inspired him to become a wildlife filmmaker. I'd hoped that some day I might have had the opportunity to show him what remains of the nature reserve that Waterton set up in 1830s, not far from here at Walton Park.
My Jaguar animated gif, an inadequate tribute of Nick's talent and dedication.
Richard Bell, email@example.com