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CREDIT: Hougaard Malan

Talk: Landscape Photography in Southern Africa

Event info

Online talk with up to 100 places.

Tickets for this talk will go on sale on 1 November 2020. Tickets sales will close on 15 December to allow time to process bookings and send the Zoom link to participants. A link to join the talk will be emailed shortly after this.

When it comes to nature photography, South Africa’s landscapes are completely overshadowed by its incredible wildlife opportunities. It also has to compete with the desert landscapes of their neighbor to the North, Namibia, which is highly regarded as one of the world’s best landscape destinations. South Africa has an incredibly diverse offering of landscapes to photograph, from lush canyons and incredible mountains to a coastline that changes from tropical to Mediterranean to desert.

Hougaard Malan is a professional landscape photographer based in Cape Town, who has been documenting the landscapes of South Africa and Namibia for over a decade. Like most other full time nature photographers, he leads photographic tours throughout his home country and also specializes in Namibia and Patagonia as destinations. He will be presenting a talk on South Africa’s most photogenic landscapes, access to the destinations and optimal seasons to visit.

He was very lucky to be in Namibia in February of 2011, the wettest month in recorded history. He’ll be showing his best work and telling a few stories about storm chasing in the desert and being stuck behind rivers at Sossusvlei.

Hougaard won the International Landscape Photo of the Year in 2016 with an image of Ruacana Falls, which is on the border of Namibia and Angola.

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Richard Ellis


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