7th February 2017

Owls of the world

Michael Leach

Michael Leach has been a full time wildlife author and photographer for longer than he would care to admit. When he was young, there was never any doubt about the kind of profession he would follow, although the exact details were then a little hazy. The future, first of all, must be centred around wildlife, but it also had to include adventure, wild places, no 40-hour weeks and plenty of new countries.  Following a commission to take photos for a book on otters, he was asked to film a few sequences for a BBC TV wildlife documentary. This lead to other filming opportunities, soon he’d worked on more than more than 100 television wildlife programmes - including Top of the Pops and, yes, even that was a wildlife sequence.

"He is the author of 28 books, including the best seller 'The Complete Owl' - a project that took him around the world over 2 years, tracking down new species"

Owls of The World. Michael has a passion for owls. Of the 136 species of owl alive today he has encountered 86 - this talk looks at many of these and tells of Michael’s adventures working with them around the globe for more than 20 years.  We meet, amongst others, great horned, snowy, pygmy, great grey and spectacled owls. And, of course, the biggest of them all – the deer-stalking eagle owl.

The Society meets at the Hull Royal Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF

All lectures are presented in the Royal Suite and start at 7.30pm prompt.


Doors are normally open at 6.45pm but access may be delayed if lecture preparations are not complete.


The audience are requested to please be in their seats before 7.25pm

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