Mark O’Shea, United Kingdom

Herpetologist, renowed tv presenter and author of several books including: "Venomous Snakes of the World"

Mark O’Shea is an internationally renowned TV presenter and one of the top reptile experts in the world, his understanding and respect for wildlife in general and of reptiles in particular is undisputable. He is also an explorer/adventurer, professional photographer, author, public speaker and a respected scientist.  He is also a powerful advocate for herpetological conservation issues and a fervent supporter of snakebite research, as up to 120,000 people needlessly die of snakebite each year.

Having a natural curiosity, respect, and an inexhaustible passion for his subjects, Mark, presenter of the successful O’Shea’s Big Adventures, for US Animal Planet, (O’Shea’s Dangerous Reptiles for UK’s Channel 4), has received enormous critical acclaim from across the media and made him popular with audiences at home and on an international platform. “Keep your Terry Nutkins, your Steve Irwin and your David Attenborough. While I admire each of them for their individual skills… there is a new king in the TV wildlife jungle. His name is Mark O’Shea.”).  The Guardian

Mark has filmed 38 widely acclaimed adventurous natural history documentaries in 25 countries and also has a wealth of experience in behind the scenes filming for BBC (NHU) and Discovery. His recent work includes presenting on BBC’s “Inside Out East Midlands – Nottingham Photo Safari” and as expert on Channel 4’s “Easter Egg Live”.  Mark’s other television appearances include: Blue Peter, Really Wild Show, Get Fresh, Serious Desert, Gloria Hunniford, Graham Norton, Danny Baker, Ready Steady Cook, Taste Today, and he has appeared on several US chat shows and countless radio shows.