The Big Cat Man press release

Read the press release for our title The Big Cat Man by Jonathan Scott. 

Written by Hugh Collins


The Big Cat Man: an Autobiography
“Jonathan Scott understands the animals he photographs so well – it is as though he can see the world as they do.” 
David Attenborough

Twenty years after hitting our screens in the BBC’s Big Cat Diary, Jonathan Scott reveals the fascinating – sometimes painful – story of his journey to become one of the world’s most respected wildlife presenters, writers and photographers.  

From a childhood spent on the family farm in Berkshire to travelling 6,000 miles overland in Africa and starting a career as a wildlife artist and safari guide, Jonathan’s tale is that of a lifelong love affair with the natural world. And a fervent desire to see it nurtured and preserved. 

Beautifully illustrated with drawings and photographs by Jonathan and his wife Angie – herself an acclaimed wildlife photographer – this new autobiography is not only a gripping read but a though-provoking one. It raises uncomfortable questions about the future of wildlife on a continent where the needs of the people sometimes seem overwhelming. It will bring hope to those who have struggled with their own demons. But most of all it is an inspiration to those determined to follow their dream, whatever it may be. 

To request a review copy or arrange an interview with Jonathan,

“You can’t make, buy or fake passion. And when it comes to big cats, Africa and wildlife, Jonathan has passion in buckets. Along with knowledge and a great love.” 
Chris Packham


“A cracking tale – and crackingly well told, with deftness, compassion and humour. From the man whose name is synonymous with big cats, this is the brutally honest and insightful story of a life lived to the full.” 
Mark Carwardine 

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Title: The Big Cat Man: an Autobiography
Author: Jonathan Scott
Price: £20   
ISBN: 9781784770334