Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, conservationist, wildlife photographer, writer, and TV and radio presenter. He presented the popular six-part BBC-TV series Last Chance to See, with actor and comedian Stephen Fry, in which the unlikely duo travelled the world in search of a motley collection of endangered species (following in the footsteps of a similar journey he had made with Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 20 years earlier). He also co-presented the BBC-TV series Museum of Life and, for many years, presented the weekly half-hour program Nature on BBC Radio 4. Carwardine has written more than 50 books on a variety of wildlife, travel, and conservation subjects. He was Chairman of the Judging Panel of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, for seven years (2005-2011) and was selected as one of "The World's 40 Most Influential Nature Photographers" in Outdoor Photography magazine.