RSPB Caingorms Nature Young Presenter of the Year Competition 2015

Whilst I was in Uganda, I looked for opportunities for making a short film for the RSPB Young Presenter Competition 2015. I decided that Mountain Gorillas would be amazing if I could film them. However, I knew that it would be difficult to video these fantastic creatures.

Filming live was a lot more difficult than say filming an insect in the garden, as I was only able to do one take each time. Mostly I was having to talk quietly, as I didn’t want to disturb the animals. I could not plan what I was going to say, as I did not know what would happen on the day.

In the end, we had an unbelievable encounter with the Mountain Gorilla and saw all 15 in the group, with a few of them walking within an inch of me.

Here is my video:

Mountain Gorilla with 5 day old baby
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Blackback Male Mountain Gorilla
Photograph taken by Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

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Hi, I’m Dr. Mya-Rose Craig. I am a 19-year-old prominent British-Bangladeshi ornithologist, environmentalist, diversity activist as well as an author, speaker and broadcaster. At age 11 I started the popular blog Birdgirl, and at age 17 I became the youngest person to see half of the birds in the world.

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This is my story; a journey defined by my love for these extraordinary creatures. Because large or small, brown, patterned or jewelled, there is something about birds that makes us, even for just moments at a time, lift our eyes away from our lives and up to the skies.

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