PROFESSIONAL wildlife photographer Michael Leach has spent the last 30 years filming animals around the world.

He has painstakingly captured gorillas, polar beers and wolves on film, while working in some of the most inhospitable places on earth for the BBC.

Michael specialises in high-speed photographic techniques that freeze action such as birds in flight, and will talk about the outrageous adventures involved in getting his breathtaking images at Clacton Arts and Literary Society on Monday.

Poles Apart looks at his work in the Arctic and the Antarctic, covering polar bears, penguins, snowy owls, elephant seals and many other animals from both ends of the earth.

He also takes a look at global warming and the threat it poses to the future of life on the planet.

The talk is illustrated by some of his amazing photography and starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets go on sale to non-members on the door at 7.15pm, priced £10.