Steve Backshall is an English naturalist, explorer, author, public speaker and television presenter best known for his BBC wildlife television series, Deadly 60. The show bagged him a BAFTA for best Children's Television Presenter in 2011 and inspired numerous spin-off series. Passionate about exploring hidden places and discovering newer animal species from around the world, he has frequently been part of expedition teams in shows like Expedition with Steve Backshall, Lost Land of the Tiger, Lost Land of the Volcano and Lost Land of the Jaguar. He has also taken a series of dangerous challenges in shows like Personal Expedition: Mount Asgard, Extreme Mountain Challenge and Down the Mighty River with Steve Backshall. Earlier, Backshall began his career writing for Rough Guides and then joined National Geographic Channel as Adventurer in Residence. He worked there for five years before moving to BBC where he began presenting the children wildlife show, The Really Wild Show. Also an author, he has written numerous nonfiction books and a fiction series, The Falcon Chronicles. In 2020, he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his wildlife and conservation work. He credits his parents for instilling in him a love for nature and wildlife.