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Monday, June 5, 2017

Exploring the Island Continent - Madagascar Photographic Recce


Several years ago, sitting in the dry heat of Namibia sipping a beer, I asked Nick van de Wiel, my partner with Nature's Light, "what about Madagascar?"
I remember him laughing and saying something along the lines of, "sure you organize it, we do it", not for a second actually thinking that we would actually manage to put together a photographic trip on the odd land mass floating off the east coast of Africa. That conversation was on the tail end of our now annual Composing The Dunes workshop in Namibia. Typing this, I am sitting on a Airlink Avro plane with the ochre coloured rivers of Madagascar shimmering in the late afternoon sun far below us. Somehow we managed to put it together.