Up Close and Dangerous
12 x half-hour series
Commission for Animal Planet

Being a wildlife camera operator is one of the most high risk jobs on earth. Nothing is more unpredictable or potentially deadly as a wild animal. But for television viewers around the world, few subjects are more compelling - and the closer the camera can get to the action, the better.

Up Close and Dangerous takes viewers behind the scenes and tells the stories of the camera men and women who push the envelope to bring all the drama, danger and beauty of nature to the world’s television screens. 

From the frozen polar caps to the scorching desert heat, the rainforest to the ocean, these are the stories of wildlife filmmakers: that rare breed willing to get up close to the world’s most dangerous animals.