Namibia: A Land of Contrasts
Nick first travelled to Namibia in 2001 and hasn’t been able to stop going back since! On this Discovery Evening, he offers his insights into this remarkable destination. Journey with Nick down into Sossusvlei, up into Walvis Bay and Damaraland, before heading across to Etosha and ending in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek.
Speaker: Nick Joynes
Nick spent 10 years working in TV before being bitten by the travel bug in the late 90s and embarking on a round-the-world journey. Keen to encourage others to do the same, Nick was instrumental in creating a successful youth expedition company, and has since re-focused on wildlife and remote locations as a director of The Travelling Naturalist.
Wildlife Photography in Europe’s Far North
Some of Europe’s less-visited realms are home to some of the continent’s finest wilderness, which in turn plays host to an incredible array of wildlife. The European brown bear is the star in both Slovenia's and Finland’s forests, while polar bears are the focus in the remote landscapes of the Svalbard archipelago. Bret will take you through a typical bear watching experience in Finland and Slovenia, before heading further north to the icy realm of the polar bear and a cruise around the island of Spitsbergen.
Speaker: Bret Charman
Bret Charman is an award-winning wildlife photographer and a member of the Marketing team at The Travelling Naturalist. It is the fantastic flora and fauna around Winchester that inspired his love affair with the natural world. He thrives on discovering what’s happening on his local patch, as well as in those more exotic locations a little further afield.