Multi award winning Steve Backshall is a wildlife expert, naturalist and explorer, best know for his BBC 'Lost Land' expeditions and his love of all things 'Deadly.'

He has visited 101 countries, filmed tens of thousands of species including some new to science, is a published expert on venoms and poisons and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of wildlife gleaned from a lifetime of working with animals in the wild.

Steve is also one of the most experienced underwater presenters in the world. He has logged thousands of hours underwater, has dived with nearly a hundred species of sharks, as well as blue whales, alligators, and highly venomous sea snakes. He has dived in wrecks, in the dead of night and under ice.

Steve has been passionate about the wild world ever since he could crawl, and, growing up, counted as his best pals the animals that lived around him – from the asthmatic donkey, to the grass snakes in the manure heap! After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English and Theatre studies, Steve studied martial arts in Japan, attaining his black belt. Over the following years, Steve wrote for the Indonesian Rough Guides and, during his travels, became conversant in the local language, drank blood with uncontacted tribes, nearly got caught in fatal crossfire in riots in East Timor,and came nose to nose with Komodo Dragons!