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Emergence: The John Bax Story


From an impoverished childhood and Nazi Occupation during WWII, John Bax grew up to be an internationally known cinematographer. Born in Belgium, he immigrated to Canada in 1965 and at the age of 40 began his prolific career as a nature cinematographer specializing in birds. He spent the last 25 years of his life as a permanent resident in south Texas.

John traveled throughout the Americas searching for, and filming, nesting birds. His work appeared in numerous documentaries including Profiles of Nature, National Geographic, Untamed World, Discovery and Disney.

Publication Date: November 2012

Cover photo by Tony Mercieca

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