NatGeo expert to share seven lessons from the wild

Cape Town - Award-Winning wildlife cinematographer and producer Graeme Duane is set to present latest Crocworld Conservation Centre Lecture.  

Crocworld Conservation Centre's, based in Scottburgh KwaZulu-Natal, hosts a monthly environmental talk program and come August 13, this renowned filmmaker and producer share his ‘Seven Lessons From The Wild’ and incredible insight into his own encounters with some of nature’s most charismatic species.

"Duane will treat his guests to a series of anecdotes, drawn from his experience as an eminent wildlife filmmaker. He will explore what it means to encounter wild animals in their natural habitat, focusing in particular on what can be learned from their behaviour and the way that they interact with humans," says Martin Rodrigues, General Manager for Crocworld Conservation Centre.

"He will use his experiences with top predators like lions and crocodiles to illustrate man’s relationship with the natural world and to underline the importance of conserving it.

Having worked as a contracted National Geographic filmmaker for 11 years, Duane's work has often led him into places others would consider dangerous, and he has become used to pushing the boundaries in order to achieve exceptional footage.

Said to be a pioneer of cageless free-diving with great white sharks, and was one of the first to successfully attempt scuba-diving with Nile crocodiles.

(Image: Supplied by Graeme Duane)

As well as working on over 50 National Geographic film titles, Duane is an experienced producer and an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer. Currently, he works as the Creative Director for international film company Earth Touch, where he is responsible for pitching and developing new films. Even on his rare days off, Duane’s life is full of adventure, thanks to his passion for organising bike trekking trips to the Himalayas in Nepal. 

Date: Saturday 13 August

Where: Crocworld Conservation Centre

Time: 08:30am for 09:00,

Ticket prices: R75 per adult and R35 for pensioners and scholars, and will include entry into the park itself.

Contact: Nolean Allun, Crocworld Conservation Centre on (039) 976 1103/ (083) 654 9651 or e-mail

After the talk, guests are invited to stay and discover the park’s amazing bird and animal displays, which include several Nile crocodiles like the ones featured in Duane’s talk.

Visitors will also have the chance to meet three other crocodilian species, and to explore the park’s walk-through snake house and beautiful outdoor aviaries. 

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