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Africa to the Arctic, a Visual Journey with Gerry Van der Walt at Samy’s Camera Los Angeles

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
431 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Africa to the Arctic – A Visual Journey

Africa is without a doubt one of the best places on the planet to see and photograph wildlife.

The Arctic is seen by many to be a cold and desolate place but the overwhelming beauty of the place and the images you can create there is just as special as the diversity that can be found in Africa.

In between Africa and the Arctic there is an wonderful world of amazing images and bucket list experiences to explore.

As a specialist photographic expedition leader Gerry van der Walt has had the privilege of traveling to incredible wildlife and nature destinations around the globe and this visual presentation, he will share amazing images from some of the world’s most beautifully remote and wild places while including the photographic techniques and inspiration behind some of the images.

Traveling to destinations like Kenya’s Masai Mara, Madagascar, Borneo, British Columbia and Svalbard is a dream for many nature photographers.  The vibrant visuals, stories and interactive nature of this presentation will leave you with not only new inspiration and ideas for your own photography but also a need to head out into the wild places of the world to explore, experience and create your own photographic story.

Whether you’re a keen photographer or you simply enjoy nature and the great outdoors, this presentation will change the way you see your own photography as well as the way you see the world!


About Gerry van der Walt:

My name is Gerry van der Walt and I am a specialist photographic safari guide, educator, public speaker and co-founder of Wild Eye.

By combining a passion for nature photography with my education and more than 15 years experience as a field guide and lodge manager my goal is to not only assist people, whether through teaching them new skills or pushing them creatively, in capturing the beauty of nature but also to create an awareness of the fragile balance that exists in nature.

I believe that my photography speaks for itself and my goal it to keep on creating images that will keep an awareness of our planet’s natural heritage in people’s minds.

At the same time, through the various WIld Eye safaris that I help conceptualise and host, share the privilege of being out in the unspoilt wilderness area that Africa is so well-known for.

Through Wild Eye I have created a vehicle which merges the raw beauty of traveling in some of the worlds most spectacular wilderness areas with the ability to not only capture these moments on camera but also teaching and inspiring people along the way.

I look forward to changing the way you see the world!


Date: February 13
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Address: 431 South Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School Los Angeles