Festival Year: 2023

Bob Poole

Roles: Director of Photography

Bob Poole grew up in Kenya where his family spent much of their time with the abundant wildlife that thrived there during the 1960s and 1970s. Poole’s unique upbringing gave him an appreciation and curiosity of the natural world, a highly adventurous spirit, and a strong sense of self-reliance. His career began as a teenager while working on a film about elephants for National Geographic. With a university degree in earth science, he became a cinematographer working around the world on natural history programs.

An Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker, his extensive credit list includes landmark shows for PBS, BBC and National Geographic. Bob’s passion for wildlife conservation has taken him to some of the world’s most remote locations. On the other side of the camera, Bob fronts shows and live TV for PBS, BBC and National Geographic. He tours with “National Geographic LIVE,” speaking in cities across the world and is a Fellow with the Explorers Club.


2023 Program(s):

Secrets of the Elephants


Festival Year: 2023