Rob is proficient with the use of most mainstream broadcast cameras including RED Epic-W, DSMC2 Helium 8k, Sony A7Siii, FX6, FX9, F55, FS7, Arri Amira, Alexa Mini. In addition to his camera work, Rob is a proficient Self-shooting AP, has strong Directing skills on both unscripted and Presenter-led shoots, creates Strong Sequences, and fundamentally has a good understanding of Storytelling, and employs this in every aspect of his work.

Rob Murray is an award-winning (including Jackson Wild nominee) Wildlife Cinematographer and self shooting AP. He has worked alongside some of the best in the industry, including Oscar-winning Director James Reed (”My Octopus Teacher‘), and award-winning Executive Producer Wolfgang Knoepfler (”The Ivory Game”; ”Patrick and the Whale”). As a Wildlife Cinematographer Rob is proficient with modern filming techniques, and his experience includes:

  • Topside Long-lens (Canon CN20 50-1000mm)
  • Stabilised Long-lens (DJI Ronin 2 / Flowcine Black Arm)
  • Motion Control, manual and electronic slider and gimbal
  • Drone cinematography (Mavic Pro 3 Cine)
  • Macro, topside and underwater (Laowa 24mm probe lens)
  • Camera Traps (Cambush Cubes 4k)
  • Timelapse cinematography
  • Underwater, scuba diving and freediving (Sony A7Siiii)
  • Remote Camera PTZ operation (Panasonic AW-UE150)
  • Stabilised Aerial, helicopter

As well as working on blue-chip natural history and presenter-led documentaries, he has produced independent award-winning programmes, such as his most recent film Valley of the Bears, a documentary on human-bear conflict in the Bella Coola Valley, British Columbia. Valley of the Bears was a finalist for the Jackson Wild Media Awards 2022, and has since made commercial success by securing three international broadcast licensing deals.

Additional Skills / Licences / Visas:

  • PADI Instructor
  • Emergency First Responder
  • Ivisa, 5 years (USA)
  • Driving Licence, full clean UK licence
  • Climbing and Canopy Access
  • Sound Recordist


Elevated Jungle Platform | Filming on location, long-lens camera work

Underwater Camera Work | Film shoot in Greece, wildlife and presenter-led

Animal Behaviour | Thai jungle, shooting Sun bears

Presenter-led Shoot | Sunrise horseback shoot with Terra Mater, South of France

Motion Control | Slider camera work, shooting Stump-tailed Macaques

Macro Probe Camera Work | Shooting UK woodland insects

Panasonic PTZ Remote Camera Work | Elevated tree platform in the Thai jungle

Stabilised Long-lens Remote Gimbal | Flowcine Black Arm, Ronin 2

Presenter-led Shoot | Vineyard in Greece with the Terra Mater team

Long-lens Hide Camera Work | Shooting the Indochinese Leopard

Camera Traps | Capturing the Indochinese Leopard and Asian Dhole


“Over the past few years, Rob has been my cameraman on both pure natural history and presenter-led documentaries for Terra Mater Studios. On my latest film, “Kui Buri – Thailand’s Hidden Eden” for Terra Mater Studios, he was responsible for shooting the majority of the wildlife and human sequences. His camerawork was outstanding.

Rob is proficient in modern camera techniques, including the use of stabilized long lens, motion control, macro, underwater filming and timelapse, combined with excellent drone work. In addition, his physical fitness and resilience proved to be enormous advantage when working in the hot and humid jungle or mountainous terrain.”

“Rob shot and edited several films for BBC’s The Travel Show. He was great to work with – super flexible and, crucially, very talented. In particular Rob’s camerawork is of an excellent standard.

He’s experienced with directing talent as well as authored shoots, and as a storyteller knows how to produce compelling visual sequences that tell a story.

“Rob is a talented wildlife and underwater cameraman who truly has a passion for his work. Not only does he have a keen eye for capturing stunning shots of wildlife and marine creatures, but he also goes the extra mile to get the perfect shot, no matter the obstacles. I‘ve been consistently impressed with the high level of quality Rob delivers in his work.

Beyond his talent and expertise I really appreciated the good vibes when working with him, his friendly personality and his positive attitude which highly contributes to every team effort. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”


TV Interview during the Riviera International Film Festival

Wolf Track Films Ltd is an Independent Production Company managed by Rob Murray, with a network of freelance filmmakers; focusing on natural history filmmaking with a human story element. The latest Independent production is Valley of the Bears, a feature length documentary on human-bear conflict in the Bella Coola Valley, on the North West coast of British Columbia.

After changing careers, from Aerospace Engineering into Wildlife Filmmaking, Rob set out on making his first independent production, Valley of the Bears.

Interview with Trail 103.3 FM, Valley of the Bears screening at IWFF

Valley of the Bears trailer, International Wildlife Film Festival screening

Special event screening of Valley of the Bears, ‘Living with Bears‘ panel

During the production, Wolfgang Knoepfler came onboard as Executive Producer, along with Story Consultants, Steve Barnes and Matt Thompson.

After completion of Post-Production in 2021, the documentary first premiered at the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana; hosting a special ‘living with bears’ panel with bear specialists, Conservation Officers and Conservationists. Valley of the Bears has since made commercial success by securing three international broadcast licensing deals.


Jackson Wild Media Awards, Breakthrough Film: Valley of the BearsFINALIST

Bristol Independent Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary: Valley of the BearsAWARD WINNER

International Wildlife Film Festival, Conservation: Valley of the BearsOFFICIAL SELECTION

Birmingham Film & Television Festival, Best Documentary: Valley of the BearsAWARD WINNER

Beeston Film Festival, Best Short Documentary: Guinjata BayAWARD WINNER

Riviera International Film Festival

Wildscreen Independent Filmmaker Panel

Behind the scenes, Under the Mediterranean

Behind the scenes, Patrick and the Whale


In addition to his commercial work, Rob has always had an interest in meaningful projects that are ultimately aimed at having a positive impact on the world through filmmaking and storytelling. Below are some of the clients Rob has produced films for / collaborated with, over the years:

Make Blood Cancer Visible | Campaign

Wiltshire Air Ambulance

WWF | Project Seagrass

Project Seagrass | WWF

Love The Oceans | Education & Ocean Conservation

Autism Swim | Angel Swim London

Windrush Against Sewage Pollution | WASP

JT Adventures in Sustainability

ABD | Plastic Cleanup

Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners | N.A.R.C.

Seawatch Foundation | Ocean Conservation

Wunderpus Liveaboards | Conservation & Plastic Cleanup

Caerhys Organic Farm | Community Supported Agriculture

Well-being of Future Generations Act