Sue Flood is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, adventure travel leader and public speaker. Her work takes her all over the world but she has a special passion for the wildlife and icy beauty of Antarctica and is one of the very few women who chooses to return again and again to Earth’s harshest and most demanding environment.
A Durham University zoology graduate, Sue spent 11 years with the BBC Natural History Unit, working on series including The Blue Planet and Planet Earth as well as the Disneynature movie Earth with Sir David Attenborough, before deciding to leave and concentrate on her photography.
She has appeared on screen for the BBC, Discovery Channel and National Geographic; been featured on the series Cameramen Who Dare and has had her images published in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Geo and other distinguished publications. She has won multiple awards in competitions including Travel Photographer of the Year, International Photographer of the Year, International Garden Photographer of the Year, the International Conservation Photography Awards (Best of Festival), and been awarded a Royal Photographic Society Silver Medal.
Her new book Emperor – The Perfect Penguin with a foreword by Michael Palin, was published in September 2018 and was runner-up in the best Nature book category in the International Photography Awards. In 2019 she won first place in the Earth Photo 2019 – Place category for her image Big Blue Berg.
Sue is a member of the Explorers Club, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and Honorary Fellow of the North American Nature Photography Association. In recognition of her photographic achievements, Sue was invited to meet Her Majesty The Queen during a special Adventurers and Explorers event held at Buckingham Palace.