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Amazing images that were captured using the latest camera techniques including spycams that were secured onto the backs of eagles, cranes, pelicans, and snow geese..

Cranes soaring over Loire Valley, France : 

Barnacle geese flying in formation over the east coast of Scotland : 

A new documentary entitled “Winged Planet” gives viewers the opportunity to see the world from a bird’s perspective as they migrate across continents.

The two hour documentary from award winning filmmaker John Downer took four years to complete and reveals extraordinary aerial views of America, Africa and Europe. As these incredible birds fly, they use reference points from the landscapes below to navigate, search for food, and migrate.

The images were captured using the latest camera techniques including spycams that were secured onto the backs of eagles, cranes, pelicans, snow geese, and countless other birds. Winged Planet premieres on the Discovery Channel on Saturday, October 6 at 8 pm.


BBC Wildlife Director John Downer & Point of View filmmaking

Point of View: The obsession with getting ever closer.

What is it like to lay down with lions? How would it feel to swim with dolphins? Or fly like an eagle? John Downer’s award winning films are driven by his personal desire to break into the world of animals and capture moments from unique points of view.

Through the use of immersive filmmaking techniques, like spy cameras, John Downer and his team bring the viewer up close and personal with the animals he portrays and reveals the world and lives of them as never seen before. Capturing the animal’s perspective adds a moving emotional level to the stories and leads this wildlife footage away from the observant spectator to a powerful captivating experience.

Discover more about Sensory visual content HERE

See more BBC Motion Gallery footage HERE


A range of awesome work by John Downer, showcard and sign painting master (also responsible for uber popular Brothers font among other things). Photos were taken at a 4 day long Cooper Union workshop. It was incredibly inspiring and I learned a ton. Hoping to build off of this base and continue learning and painting.

Many thanks to John and Cara for putting on the workshop!

John Downer, Day 2

John Downer’s workshop for Cooper Type taught several integral considerations for developing a typeface. Beginning with basic spacing techniques, then moving into creating basic bitmap letterforms, the class was tasked with continual assessment from a distance. Both by stepping across the room, and using a reducing glass, this taught us to observe simultaneously: proportion, mass, and the relationship between black and white space.

David Tennant To Narrate New John Downer Series On Pets

David Tennant has been confirmed as the narrator of the latest project by John Downer Productions. The new show, Pets Wild At Heart, is a two part series which will air next year on BBC One. It has been commissioned as part of the BBC’s new commitment to natural history programming and is a co-production with PBS/WNET. John Downer Productions are the team behind the recent BBC series Penguins: Spy In The Huddle and Dolphins: Spy In The Pod

Read more here…

In three weeks. 

Edison Rex 12

I’ve been wanting to do this cover for a while now. It features every villain (even the reformed ones) that have appeared in the series so far. Issue 12 is a milestone for us and it wraps up what will be the second tpb. I’m very excited for people to read it!

Lines by Dennis Culver

Colors by Stephen Downer

Letters by John J Hill

Edison Rex and all those other characters created by Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver