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Martin Saunders

7 March 1942 to 9 June 2018

A British cinematographer who specialised in nature documentaries, Saunders famously shot David Attenborough’s encounter with a family of mountain gorillas for Life On Earth (1979). He worked on more than 100 programmes for the BBC Natural History Unit, and won a BAFTA for his work on the Polar Bear episode of David Attenborough Wildlife Specials (1997).

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