David Wright

Photographer, Filmmaker

Filmmaker, photographer, and producer David Wright has worked in over 65 countries on projects commissioned by National Geographic, PBS, and the BBC, among others. Originally from the United Kingdom, he started out producing natural history content at Oxford Scientific Films. For the last 20 years, David has worked in the Arctic on a wide variety of stories. A two-year assignment filming a National Geographic special on the polar bears and other iconic species of Svalbard led to other film projects in the region, as well as in the Alaskan Arctic and the Bering and Beaufort Seas. Subjects have included an extensive study of walruses, migratory seabirds, and the impact of the changing Arctic ice conditions on native peoples. On other ocean-based adventures, Wright has accompanied National Geographic Explorer-at-Large Bob Ballard (of Titanic fame) on expeditions to search for the sunken U-boats and documented the natural history of the great white shark. David was the recipient of National Geographic’s 100th Emmy for his work on the polar bear film, and received a Jules Verne award for his work in the Arctic. He also works for charitable organizations covering environmental and humanitarian stories across the globe, from the mountains of Tibet to the deserts of eastern Senegal. David has extensive knowledge of the latest video and photographic techniques, and enjoys digital storytelling and photo teaching.