Sue Flood is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker, zoologist, adventure travel leader, and public speaker. Her work takes her all over the world but she has a special passion for the wildlife and icy beauty of the Polar regions and is one of the very few women professional photographers who returns again and again to Earth’s harshest and most demanding environments.
Her first visit to the Poles happened during her 11 years in the BBC’s prestigious Natural History Unit, working on such global hits as The Blue Planet and Planet Earth, with Sir David Attenborough; on National Geographic and Discovery Channel co-productions and on the Disneynature movie Earth.
Since then, Sue’s travels as a photographer have taken her to hundreds of destinations on all seven continents and found her living with reindeer herders in Siberia, swimming with humpback whales in the South Pacific, working aboard Russian ice-breakers; camping in an emperor penguin colony in the Weddell Sea and seeking out spirit bears in British Columbia.
Sue Flood and Le Commandant Charcot © Ian Dawson
Since Winter 2021, Sue has been fortunate to work with French luxury expedition company, Ponant, as Photo Ambassador on board their award-winning hybrid-electric icebreaker Le Commandant Charcot. Sue was onboard in September 2021 when this ground-breaking ship became the first French vessel to reach the North Pole. This incredible vessel has taken her to some of the most inspiring locations on the planet - from the Geographic North Pole, to the most southerly maritime point ever reached, the Ross Sea’s Bay of Whales.
Along with fellow Photo Ambassadors Ian Dawson, and Cindy Miller Hopkins, they have been documenting the unique Polar voyages of Le Commandant Charcot, and have the opportunity to work closely with guests to improve their photographic skills in some of the most stunning locations on the planet with workshops, lectures and exclusive one-to-one sessions. Whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced photographer, they are there to help you bring back images that you’ll be proud of from your journey of a lifetime.
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