David was born in the United Kingdom, and after spending extended periods in Australia and Norway, finally made the United States home. He started in the film business shooting wildlife stories at Oxford Scientific Films (OSF) before going freelance. He has worked in over 50 countries and his clients include BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet and PBS. David has earned numerous awards, including two Emmys and a BAFTA. Career highlights have included working on the BBC shows Life in Cold Blood and Frozen Planet. He also works as a producer on expedition stories that he shoots, many of which bring him to diverse locations—from across the Australian Outback to the wilds of Arctic Svalbard. David produces content independently as Planet Earth Pictures, but began a significant long-term association with Compass Light when he shot episodes of the series Sunrise Earth. Most recently, he worked as Director of Photography on the 4K CuriosityStream series Big Picture Earth. When not working on a film project, David enjoys hiking, teaching expedition film/photography workshops, continuing to hone his multilingual skills (English, American and Australian), and being the guinea pig for new recipes created by his chef wife MiMi.