Award winning wildlife expert, Steve Backshall has spent a lifetime exploring and over two decades presenting his adventures. A recognisable and well-loved broadcaster, Steve is known for his work as the presenter of BBC’s Deadly 60 as he fearlessly investigates the world’s deadliest animals and educates audiences on them. Having dedicated his career to the natural world, Steve is a sought-after speaker, able to combine his stories of exhilarating adventure with actionable advice about wildlife conservation, the threat of climate change and sustainable travel.
From swimming with great white sharks to exploring the secret wilderness in Japan, flying with an Egyptian vulture to coming face to face with a King Cobra, Steve’s adventures have seen him live life on the very edge. Often travelling to undiscovered landscapes and getting hands-on with deadly creatures, Steve’s exploits have gathered the attention of the media, leading him to numerous television shows to document his adventures. One of his most-watched series followed him as he aimed to completed 10 world firsts in a year, some of which included the first descent of rivers in Suriname and the first exploration of a desert canyon.
Outside of his television work, Steve is a popular writer, having started his career as a travel writer for Rough Guides, he has now published work with The Independent and The Times. He is the author of 12 specialist books covering the natural world. For his incredible career, Steve has been the recipient of a Blue Peter Gold Badge, Explorer of the Year Award and two BAFTAs. In 2020 Steve was honoured with an MBE for his services to wildlife conservation, a testament to his impact on raising awareness for environmental factors.
An experienced live presenter, Steve has fronted several live shows where he has engaged audiences with his stories and the importance of environmental consciousness. He previously sold out two speaking tours in Australia, and numerous dates in the UK, with audiences excited for the opportunity to learn from such an expert. For a talk that is equally captivating as it is educational, look no further than Steve Backshall.