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Brennan Rimer, Co-Founder of Journeys Unforgettable together with Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith of AFRICAN CEREMONIES traveled to Burkina Faso in Western Africa, documenting the Masquerades.
For three and a half weeks we traveled to remote villages in Burkina Faso to photograph and film spirit masks from the sacred forest. These masks are traditionally brought out at times of initiation into adulthood and at funerals: they are also used to protect the village and to ensure successful harvests. Composed of elements found in the bush such as leaves, bark, fiber, and stalks of millet, the masks are believed to possess both the power of the spirits of the bush and the wisdom of the ancestors. At the end of our journey we attended the spectacular biannual Festival of Masks in Dedougou where we photographed and filmed an extraordinary array of masquerades from many corners of West Africa — Ivory Coast, Mali, Benin, Togo, and Burkina Faso.
Two key elements of culture in BURKINA FASO (a country once known as Upper Volta) are its indigenous masks and dancing. The masks used in this region of the western Sahel are made for rites of sacrifice to gods and animal spirits in the …
Journeys Unforgettable, a destination specialist who has a heart and passion for Africa and her homeland, offers those travelers a very unique and specific opportunity to venture outside the jungles, deserts, and savannas for a “polar opposite” experience. Each year, Journeys Unforgettable privately charters an ice breaker to circumnavigate the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard.
Svalbard is the northernmost tip of Europe and, with its settlements also being the northernmost permanently inhabited spots on the planet! Located between the 76° and 81° parallels, the archipelago of Svalbard is far more northerly than any part of Alaska and all but a few of Canada’s Arctic islands. In fact, they would be permanently locked in by ice if not for the moderating influence of the Gulf Stream, and it is this comparative warmth that makes them habitable. Who would have thought that the waters in Florida Straits would effect the polar bears in the North Pole ?!?!
This year’s photographic adventure welcomed 12 guests for each departure (2 x 12 Day trips), with Arctic Guide and Polar Bear Expert Rinie van Meurs and professional photographer Dana Allen as the groups’ lead guides. Please visit https://journeysunforgettable.com/photo-adventure-trips/schedule/ for our 2014 departure schedule and details.…
No sooner had we set up our office / classroom / download centre at Pafuri luxury tent camp than we received our first curious visitor.
This was one of the locations for the photography workshop in conjunction with Journeys Unforgettable. It really was an amazing location with each elevated luxury tent and the main restaurant / bar overlooking the Luvuvhu River. There was always something to see without going anywhere, crocodiles, impala and elephants to name a few. At night we were frequented by cheetah and lions. It was amazing to listen to the sounds of nature at night from within your luxury tent. (tent is somewhat of a generous term for a luxury lodge room that happens to have canvas walls). A fabulous place to enjoy the times between our morning and afternoon game drives!
Pafuri, South Africa.
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Before the Ice Caps in the Arctic melt, visit the majestic Polar Bears living in Spitsbergen, Norway!
Sit Back, Relax, and enjoy some of Chris’ favorite images from the trip!…
A special conversation with Ben Willmore and Dana Allen during their recent photo adventure to Africa with Journeys Unforgettable.
Ben and Dana discuss what is unique about our specialized photographic safari trips.
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Join Dana Allen and Guest Chris McLennan on this photo adventure safari to South Africa!
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A very special opportunity for one last spot ( Female Only) to join Canon/D-65’s Seth Resnick and Dana Allen on a photo adventure safari trip to Namibia and Botswana.
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