Expert Leader - Paul Goldstein
Introducing Paul Goldstein – Expert Leader
Over 20 years in the travel industry, Paul Goldstein has gained a reputation as a passionate and forthright commentator on all things related to travel. His real expertise, however, lies in wildlife photography, Africa, Asia, and the Polar regions. As a presenter, guide and photographer, Paul has few equals. If you can catch him while he is standing still, you can expect advice that is strong on opinion but backed by real experience.
Read about Paul’s travels below.
Read time – 4 minutes Paul Goldstein is one of very few people that has spent time with all five of the BBC’s ‘Dynasty’ luminaries. Several chimp safaris, literally years with lions, two fabled expeditions to Emperor penguins and wild painted dogs throughout Africa. 15 marathons in his tiger suit along with 20+ ‘striped’ safaris...Read More
Read time – 3 minutes “This morning was glorious. A Spitsbergen scene: a coruscating sea, cobalt glacier, avian players and the snap crackle and pop of the treacherous brash ice. This is a wild and savage Eden but one that demands proper investigation.” So says Exodus’ award-winning photographer and leader, Paul Goldstein, ten days into...Read More
Read time – 4 minutes Exodus’ famous Polar charters are deservedly popular. These photography-focussed spectaculars sail the seas just once or twice a year, accompanied by perhaps the most dedicated Polar experts on the water. The vessel is filled to the brim with expert zoologists, accomplished sailors and award-winning photographers ready to share their knowledge...Read More
Read time – 3 minutes Our very own Arctic aficionado Paul Goldstein reviews the second episode of the ground-breaking BBC series The Hunt. “At this time of year the window of opportunity is brief” were the venerable one’s opening words yesterday evening. Thank you BBC for leaving that window wide open, this was a truly...Read More
Read time – 2 minutes Wildlife photographer and safari guide, Paul Goldstein couldn’t resist the opportunity to give his opinion on the BBC’s latest natural world spectacular The Hunt. “I pay my license fee like everyone else and the thought of forking out cash for smug camera crews to flit around the globe for months...Read More
Read time – 1 minute Paul Goldstein shares his favourite place to spend a night in Norway… There may be better places to see the Northern Lights in the Arctic. Maybe. However the Andoy Friluftssenter is my favourite. By a mile. Nigel and his wife have created an Arctic base here that borders on perfection....Read More
Read time – 3 minutes The 70’s E-Type Jaguar was the original red-blooded motor magnet. Throaty exhaust, smouldering headlights, sleek but masculine lines with a menacing build. Its strap-line was ‘The 12 cylinder animal’. For years big brands have used animals to promote their products usually with scant regard to any ethical code. Not this...Read More
Read time – 2 minutes For me it was Kipling, for my boy Madagascar, for others it could be a postcard or a billboard. Many will be seduced this autumn by Disney’s new feature African Cats, but for any safari fan (and few only do it once) there is always something that ignites their African evolutionary touch...Read More
Read time – 3 minutes Sometimes there comes a day which breaks so many wildlife records that it will be indelibly etched on memory rather than megapixels, one where so many contributory factors combine to produce animal alchemy, a grail from the very top drawer. Spitsbergen is not just about Polar bears but on July...Read More
We set wildlife and photography guide Paul Goldstein a challenge: go out of his comfort zone on a trekking trip to Mount Toubkal, Morocco, the highest point in North Africa. It’s Africa, but not as I’m used to it. The rolling acacia-dotted plains filled with bounteous wildlife is how I classify this vast continent. Souks,...Read More
Read time – 4 minutes Mara veteran, Paul Goldstein recalls his best herd crossing moment. ‘Remember Kijana’ Boniface murmured, giving me his pet name – young boy – for someone who was not only his boss but also ten years his senior, ‘the migration is not just about crossing rivers, it is about a movement...Read More
Read time – 3 minutes Paul Goldstein discovers the delights of the Sri Lanka wildlife. Cramp frequently bites at inopportune moments and this was no exception. Leopard Spotting I had held the ninja-like position balancing my lens on the edge of the sill for ten minutes waiting for the immaculately svelte leopard to turn her...Read More
Read time – 3 minutes Paul Goldstein visits the Emperor Penguin colony of Snow Hill Island on the Ice-Breaker the Kapitan Kehlebnikov. As I sit in the clinical surrounds of London SW12, my thoughts of work are compromised by visions of the Southern Seas. To do justice to the Emperor Pilgrimage is beyond pen or...Read More
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