Roger Horrocks has captured images of Botwana’s delta, like few have ever seen it
Roger Horrocks is a South African wildlife photographer who specialises in shooting underwater stills and video sequences for features, documentaries and adverts.
In 2009, he teamed up with Didier Noirot (who worked as the renowned Jacques Cousteau’s cameraman for many years), SA documentary film-makers the Foster brothers and NHU Africa to shoot groundbreaking footage of diving with Nile crocodiles in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The resulting film, Into the Dragon’s Lair, premiered on Animal Planet the following year and won Best Underwater Cinematography at the 2010 Blue Oceans Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Cinematography at the 2011 Emmy Awards.
The sequel, Touching the Dragon, explores the extraordinary relationship between a man and an American crocodile in Costa Rica. It premiered on National Geographic Channel in July 2013 as a part of the society’s 125th anniversary celebrations. In 2013, Roger worked as principal underwater cameraman on the Dolphins: Spy in the Pod series, logging more than 100 days at sea while filming bottlenose dolphins in Mozambique and Honduras.
To view more of his extraordinary work, visit www.rogerhorrocks.com.
(This article was first published in the winter 2014 issue of AA traveller magazine)