Jiri Petr

Jiri Petr lives in Prague (Czech Republic) and is an internationally acclaimed wildlife and nature cameraman. After studying ecology at the Charles University in Prague, he specialized in "documentation" at the film school in Prague. Already during his studies he worked as a cameraman and later as professional diver in Italy. He has accompanied countless expeditions as a documentary filmmaker.

Since 1990, he has produced numerous natural and wildlife documentaries in cooperation with well-known international production companies. Jiri Petr works for leading European TV broadcasters such as BBC, ORF, NDR Naturfilm, Terra Mater, Czech TV, TBS, TV Tokyo, RAI, ARTE, ARD, ZDF. Another focus is on the production of corporate & web commercials for national parks and nature reserves in the Czech Republic.

Jiri Petr is one of the most renowned wildlife-cameramen worldwide. His clients benefit from his extensive experience with fragile environments and dangerous animals, as well as his detailed knowledge of animals and landscapes in Europe. He speaks fluent Czech, English and Italian, and has a good knowledge of Russian. Another great advantage for his clients is that he has its own professional 4K + equipment, meaning he can be flexible and available at short notice.

He is especially proud of the international success of the recent TV documentary "Making an Ancient Forest" (director: Rita Schlamberger, production: ScienceVision), for which he has already won multiple camera awards (together with his colleague Michael Schlamberger).

He is currently working as a cameraman for the international ORF Universum series "Wild Austria".