Start the new year with anAfrican Adventure. . . in Troy, MI!
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
William Cowger / ThePhotoSafari.com announces the opening of the African Adventure in Troy exhibit at the Troy Public Library in January 2013. The month-long exhibit will be celebrated with a Meet the Photographer Opening Reception on Sunday, January 6th, 2013, from 2PM – 5PM. The photo exhibit will be available for viewing from January 5th – January 31st.
Featured in the November 2011 issue of Popular Photography magazine, Mr. Cowger’s photo safaris & workshops, deliver on that ‘bucket list’ for wildlife observers as well as the most avid photography enthusiasts. Mr. Cowger will share the story of the animals’ daily struggle for survival in the healthiest eco-system on the planet that is now under seige by development. Having thrived to provide a home to a million more large mammals today than in 1960, the Serengeti’s wealth of wildlife vividly epitomizes the circle of life as it provides sustenance to arguably the largest cat population on earth. Through Mr. Cowger’s lens, observers will see firsthand what it feels like to be totally surrounded by large herds of elephants; so vividly realistic, the photos will engage all your senses as though you are seeing, smelling and hearing the animals from the plains of the Serengeti.
A special feature of this year’s presentation will be a slideshow and presentation by Mallory Brown, CEO of the WorldsClothesline.com. She just spent 4 months traveling from Cairo to Cape Town raising money for and assisting orphanages throughout Africa. We are all excited to hear of her thrilling and fulfilling adventures.
“I love introducing people to the wonders of Africa,” says Cowger. “It’s not nearly as scary or as dangerous as the media makes it out to be.” Indeed, Cowger finds the behaviors of the big cats of Africa charmingly similar to our familiar house cats.
Cowger’s multi-media narrative presentation will take you on a 12-day safari through the awesome beauty of the Tanzanian landscape, from villages to archeological sites. Dubbing the safari experience the “greatest natural show on earth,” Cowger’s 45 minute presentation of his photographs will conclude with an opportunity to talk to him personally about his travels, photography and tour opportunities. Three times a year or more, Cowger takes others to experience the wonders of Africa on “life-changing” adventures. His safari tours have been profiled in Popular Photography Magazine, the Detroit Free Press, and many others.
In addition to leading other enthusiasts on photo safaris, Mr. Cowger has worked to raise enough money over the years to refurbish and support an entire elementary school in the town of the Usa River, Tanzania. With the financial assistance, the children have been provided classrooms, sanitation stations and other improvements to aid in their education environment. We are now supporting an orphanage with a difference. Rather than create an institution where the children live, the orphanage provides day services, but finds homes for the children to spend the evenings. During the month-long exhibit, donations will be gratefully accepted to assist the children in the Seeway Orphanage in the town of the Usa River, Tanzania via the Troy Rotary Foundation.
Speaking at Birmingham’s Baldwin Library Sunday September 30 at 2PM on “The Serengeti – The Greatest Natural Show on Earth– Endangered” Come see and hear what makes this such a magical place, and how social media is being used to save it.
The Serengeti – The Greatest Natural Show on Earth– Endangered
Space available in 2012 & 2013 safaris
In 3 days.. 2 cheetah kills (have only seen 4 ever)….. 13 cheetahs … including 4 little fuzz ball babies…. 2 amazing close leopard sightings, 21 lions and we still have 9 days to go. (this is truly a special trip) All this in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (part of Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania). Check out our luxury camp (tents like a 4-5 star hotel). The chef prepared dining has been the better than any of the 4-5 star lodges. Off to the Serengeti next.