Kennebec Historical Society’s November Public Presentation: “Our World of Animals in Photographs and Stories”

14 Nov 2018 6:30 PM | Anonymous member

Join two sisters as they share their passion for travel and photographing wildlife around the world and share enlightening and often humorous stories of their adventures.  Their first book, Can I Carry Your Luggage? introduces the reader to the multitudes and variety of animals living on all seven continents and their new book, Upside Down and Backwards, focuses on their two favorite continents, Africa and Antarctica. Whether being bush piloted into a tented camp to view the great migration in Kenya and Tanzania, trying to sleep with lions resting against their tent, following a young leopard as she hunts or climbing up the side of a dormant volcano in Uganda to photograph the mountain gorillas, Africa is an overwhelming assault on one’s senses. The remoteness and beauty of the icebergs, crystal clear water and countless numbers of penguins, whales and sea birds in Antarctica drew them back to the continent for the sixth time, earlier this year. Their photographs of the wildlife that enrich our lives bring their stories to life in their engaging presentation.

Our KHS speakers, Shelley Lance-Fulk and Jacklyn Amtower, are sisters living in Beaver Cove, a few miles north of Greenville, Maine. They have been traveling and photographing wildlife around the world since their teens. They have visited all seven continents on multiple occasions and their passports have stamps from more than 135 countries. Their experiences of adventure, enlightenment and respect for animals are shared in tales and stories with accompanying photographs in their two books, Can I Carry Your Luggage? and Upside Down and Backwards. Their time throughout the year is divided between traveling, sharing their photographs and stories at artisan fairs and in speaking engagements. The sisters enjoy the experience of meeting new people and observing other cultures and wildlife but their appreciation for the state of Maine always draws them home to the animals and splendor of their beautiful community.

The Kennebec Historical Society November Presentation is co-sponsored by the Maine State Library and free to the public (donations gladly accepted).  The presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maine State Library, located at 230 State Street in Augusta.

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