A WILDLIFE cameraman has scooped a BAFTA victory for his incredible footage of emperor penguins for a hit BBC series.

Lindsay McCrae, from Broughton, spent 11 months in the remote landscape of Antarctica filming for David Attenborough's 2018 documentary series, Dynasties.

The 30-year-old endured freezing winds and subzero temperatures to film the nature documentary watched by more than eight million people.

However, he called the experience "his absolute dream job."

He said: "I'd been filming wildlife for about two years when I got the call asking whether I'd like to spend 11 months in Antarctica filming emperor penguins.

"It was my absolute dream job, however, it meant enduring some extreme conditions whilst also being away from my family for a long period of time so it was a massive commitment."

Despite its physical and mental challenges, Mr McCrae called the trip "the most rewarding experience."

He said: "It was so incredible to be able to see things only a handful of people had seen.

"Watching the emperors incubate their eggs and capturing it all on camera was so rewarding."

Mr McCrae, who has two children with wife Becky, worked alongside presenter and national treasure, David Attenborough.

He said: "It was lovely to meet him. He was very nice and complimentary of the camera work."

Mr McCrae's innovate cinematography did not go unnoticed, garnering a BAFTA nomination in March this year.

Mr McCrae, who has worked in the industry for 12 years, said the nomination, and later win, was "completely unexpected."

He said: "It was very strange. It's hard to describe. It's very special to be recognised in this way.

"It means so much to me and I'm really grateful."

Dynasties is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.