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GUEST SPEAKING

- DISCOVERING AFRICA FROM ABOVE -

Hear this incredible  story of international award winning aerial and wilderness photographers Jan and Jay Roode and their personal undertaking to photograph Africa's wildest places from the seat of their specially modified light aircraft.

 

It offers audiences insight into the passion, commitment, dedication and reverence for the natural world it takes to leave behind the stability of their corporate jobs in search of a dream.

 

Inspiring, humorous, thought provoking, delving deep into their adventures and misadventures, and accompanied by breath-taking beautiful images, this presentation of their 15 year journey, with all the highs and lows will keep you spellbound

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Photographing southern Africa's most beautiful wilderness spaces for above...

ABOUT JAY & JAN

Having flown thousands of hours in their specially modified aircraft, Jan and Jay Roode are perhaps best known for their aerial forays photographing Africa from above.

With Jan in the pilots seat and Jay behind the camera; they have spent over a  decade photographing some of the most remote and spectacular wilderness areas from above. 

Having flown for years over some of the most remote wildernesses on earth, Jan is a highly experienced bush pilot, photographic & film pilot and photographer. As a wildlife and wilderness photographer himself his photographic guiding is second to none. He has been published in prominent international and local magazines and has received commendations in many photographic competitions.

 

Jay, a qualified conservationist and guide, is widely recognized as one of the most influential female aerial photographers working today. Her critically acclaimed photographs of Africa’s grand wilderness spaces have been featured in press all over the world including GEO, National Geographic Travel, BBC Wildlife, CNN and Wild Travel to name a few. Jay is represented in galleries locally and abroad, and her fine art prints feature in private collections internationally.

She and Jan recently published Aerial Art, a large format coffee table book featuring images from the southern African region and writes consistently for a variety of photographic and wildlife magazines.

Both Jan and Jay were born in South Africa, and were raised exploring and camping in the wilderness. Through these experiences they developed a deep love and enduring passion for African wildlife and its grand open spaces.

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Their acclaimed book, Aerial Art, is the culmination of a remarkable journey through Southern Africa photographing the regions most remote places from above. Aerial Art showcases a vibrant collection of wild and enchanting images that convey an intimacy with, and reverence for, the African wilderness and is a reflection of their passion for the conservation and preservation of the enthralling landscapes they have flown over.

Their photography has been widely published in a multitude of magazines including The Royal Photographic, Africa Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, GEO, BBC Wildlife, Smithsonian Nature’s Best Photography, CNN, Wild Travel and the United Nations Environmental Programme.

 

Their images have received awards in both local and international photographic competitions.

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