Dirk Steffens,born on December 5, 1967 in Stade
After a traineeship at the Journalism School in Cologne, he studied politics and history and worked as an editor for news and politics at the radio station Deutschlandfunk Köln in 1994. Since 1992 he has been working as a writer and documentary filmmaker for television. As of 2004 Steffens also appears in front of the camera, presenting various wildlife and travel formats. For 15 years, he has been travelling around the world, being abroad about 200 days a year, and he has filmed in over 70 countries on all continents. He is also an experienced diver and underwater filmmaker.
In 2007 his first book was published by Rowohlt: Tierisch! Expeditionen an den Rand der Schöpfung.
He presents the documentary series Faszination Erde on ZDF as the successor to Dr. Joachim Bublath since December 2008.