Dr. Grundy is one of the key figures in the history of international television production and distribution. He is remembered for being the pioneer of local television production on a global scale. Dr. Grundy was the first person to create TV programmes in foreign territories, using local actors and crews and making his home-grown concepts culturally-specific to each country. Though his life was dedicated to television, wildlife photography became his passion.
As an Australian-Bermudian, Dr. Grundy cherished his island home and was enchanted by the Bermuda Longtail, taking tens of thousands of photographs of that “harbinger of Spring.” He spent long hours photographing Longtails on the cliffs of Astwood Park, from his boat in Castle Harbour and at St. David’s Battery. His enthusiasm for wildlife photography took him to every continent, searching for the ‘right shot’, accompanied by his wife, Joy Chambers-Grundy, the well-known author.
Though hundreds of millions of people have watched Grundy television shows across the world, Dr. Grundy, the man, always chose to live privately, in Bermuda in the shadow of his work. It is through his nature photography that he revealed more of himself: the sure eye of an artist and his great empathy for all living creatures.