You don’t get many better job descriptions than Sally Snow. Sally is a zoologist, documentary maker and shark chaser, which is pretty much guaranteed to result in reverent silence at any dinner part!

Born and raised in West Wales, Sally spent her childhood living in the sea, sharing the bathroom with otters and trying to avoid accidentally eating the random insects that occupied the family fridge. It’s not surprising she went on to study Zoology and Psychology at Bristol University. Whilst there, Sally spent her spare time on student radio and subsequently worked as both a researcher and associate producer on programmes for the BBC, National Geographic and S4C and designed a wildlife App for kids.

Then in 2012, she took the brave leap of quitting her job in production, bought a camera and set off on a new adventure of her own. Initially, she began work as a shark researcher working with WWF-Philippines. After meeting the President of Physalus, a non-governmental organisation specialising in marine vertebrates, further opportunity came her way. Sally is now Executive Director of the Large Marine Vertebrates Project in the Philippines (LAMAVE).

She now divides her time between her production work and developing her own film projects alongside varied projects. She works with rural communities to help them develop sustainably. Sally is also conducting conservation research, holding her breath underwater for as long as possible to identify Whale Sharks and the occasional Manta Ray.

In 2016, Sally travelled around Canada and the northern US on the trail of black bears. More recently, she filmed the Undercover Tourist for BBC3, a self-shot film exploring the plight of dolphins in the circuses of Indonesia.

Sally joins Naomi to chat free diving, filming, and following your passions.