In 2012 I spent a week in a remote Papua New Guinean village seeking out the world's largest butterfly. On the back of a written assignment, I set off with a portable recorder and a promise from BBC's Natural History Unit that if I came back with anything listenable they would make it into a 30 minute documentary for the series Nature.
Recording in the field and letting the remarkable highland people tell the story of the world's biggest butterfly - The Queen Alexander Birdwing - opened my eyes to a whole new dimension for storytelling. I love the rich textures of creating a soundscape to enhance the story.
Well, hooray, the documentary got made and since then I have worked on other BBC series such as Saving Species and I am now a regular for the prestigious From Our Own Correspondent.