The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world. Hostile to humans this one of the wildest and most dangerous places on the planet - a land where the Royal Bengal Tiger is still king of the jungle. Responsible for up to 50 human deaths a year, nothing strikes more fear in to the hearts and minds of the people of this rich and diverse ecosystem.
A tiny virus threatens the worlds elephant. Disease has an 80% fatality rate and worlds smallest -and rarest elephant is in danger of becoming extinct. With only 1,500 of these beautiful creatures left on the planet a deadly cocktail of viral infection, habitat loss and poaching could lead the Pygmy elephant on a trail to extinction.
Starting with Madame Clicquot the women of wine have had to work to prove themselves. Many female winemakers have had to fight discrimination and sexism in what is still very much a male dominated industry. However, attitudes are changing and on my voyage through the vineyard's of the Amalfi coast for my online wine series 'The Grape Press' Imet 5 incredible female winemakers producing exceptional wine and championing equality in the work place.
Tokara is vineyard royalty and a landmark for fine dining in South Africa. For my online wine series 'The Grape Press' I got to film with the crème de la crème of the oenological and gastronomic world. With consistently award-winning wines and innovative terroir focused cuisine, I literally got to taste a little piece of this paradise with the winemaker Stuart Botha and award-winning chef Richard Carstens in a food and wine pairing extravaganza
Cheetah outreach is one facility that tops the ethical scale and has the true wellbeing and conservation of these majestic cats at the core of its foundation and philosophy. The Cheetah Outreach project is ‘genuine’ ecotourism personified. We can all do our bit and there has never been a more important time to get involved to help stop the needless eradication of animals from our planet.
Creation takes the food and wine paring at to another level. The experience at this vineyard is a mind-blowing flavour sensation, and the culinary innovation and imagination is nothing short of genius. The quality of ingredients reflects the quality of the grapes that are used in the winemaking process. This is a unique wine and dine experience that can only be found in the Cape winelands and in my opinion Creation should become a landmark for South Africa.
It is peak season in Cape Town which means the popular beaches can become extremely crowded. After 24 years of visiting the sun-drenched shores of the Western Cape, I know the beautiful pristine secret beaches that the locals like to keep all to themselves. If you don't want to share your beach towel with the hoards this season then discover the most incredible pieces of paradise with my top 5 hidden beaches in Cape Town
If you enjoy wine as much as I do then you will have even more reasons to be impressed by Cape Town. The ‘Mother City” and winner of the Telegraph ‘Best City in the World’ award 2017 is the largest winemaking region in South Africa and dates back to 1659. These vineyards have been incredibly influential in fuelling my passion for wine. Each one is unique producing wines that are celebrated the world over.
Articles and travel blogs about Cape Town don't really do it justice. It’s almost impossible to capture the beauty of Cape Town and all it has to offer purely with the written word. If you’re seeking sun, amazing beaches, outstanding scenic beauty and to be immersed in wildlife you came to the right place.
The art of making a voiceover is an incredibly important part of the film and documentary making process. The narration or voiceover is used to help tell the story, set the atmosphere and convey information directly to the audience. The process of making a voiceover is a challenging experience and it takes a lot of preparation, research and practice to get to a professional level. Here is my personal insight into how to make a successful voiceover.
Animal Tourism and the detrimental impact it can have on animal welfare and wildlife conservation is an extremely relevant and pressing issue of our time with the future of so many species hanging in the balance as a result of human interaction. Recently published articles tackled the negative implications of supporting animal attractions around the world and highlighting the reason why people are unintentionally preventing the cure. The fact of the matter is tourists can’t tell if an attraction is bad for animals or not, and I'm here to change that.
The destruction of the world's rainforests definitively impacts and is caused by us. Deforestation will ultimately kills us all. This is World Rainforest Week and we should all do our bit to learn about the causes of this global problem and what you can do to help.
Capturing physical artistry in motion is no easy feat, but the portfolio of world-renowned photographer Ray Massey boasts some of the most innovative and exciting images of this genre. I've had the great pleasure of collaborating with Ray for years on some of his most ambitious projects over and his work has certainly had an influential impact on my career.
The human body and the incredible things we can do with it has never been so well represented than through his lens
For many years Women have dominated the sport, but now the tables have turned and it's time for the men's team to pull focus. British gymnastics is celebrating a new era amongst the medals and are no longer the underdogs of the gymnastic elite. In an ever evolving sport the bar is constantly being raised and our lads are somersaulting right over it. Men's gymnastics is now receiving the respect and attention it so rightly deserves we could see an overall British World Champion.
The final installment of this is Beginners Guide to Getting Started in Hollywood is all about that precise time where preparation meets opportunity and you can create your own breaks within the industry. This is precisely the time that you must step up to the plate and prove yourself. After all if you don't believe in yourself - why should anyone else?
Hollywood is all about who you know and this second instalment of my beginners guide to making it in Hollywood tells you who you should be surrounding yourself with and how to get them fighting in your corner
Achieving a career in Hollywood might be a dream for many, but the competition out there is unbelievably tough. There are many factors influencing an actors career and this Beginners Guide will help you to devise your own successful strategy to make it in Hollywood. The first step is a powerful headshot.
Nicholas presents one of of the biggest highlight of his career acting and performance dance alongside Dominic Cooper on the action thriller Stratton. He performs with an epic explosive bullet to the chest, showing how incredible his acting jobs can be.
The life of a stuntman for A-list movies isn't easy to handle. Nicholas takes us through the challenges of keeping his body in top-notch condition to perform at the highest level in the film industry. Do you know what it takes to be a professional stuntman?
19th August is World Orangutan Day. Every year this date is set aside to raise awareness and educate the public to the terrible plight faced by the Orangutan in Borneo and Sumatra. As Ambassador for Orangutan Appeal UK, Nicholas Daines shows how everyone can get involved on this special day.