China photography lecture
Exploring Natural China by Heather Angel
Heather is a veteran traveller to China. Since 1984, she has made 32 trips specifically to photograph the natural world in this vast country, and written five books. Three on China’s national treasure the giant panda and Green China is an overview of the major habitat types. This was followed by a natural history Chinese travelogue – Exploring Natural China (2010) – that describes 13 special locations with detailed maps.
This lecture reveals the varied stunning natural splendours China has to offer the travelling naturalist. From pink dolphins in Hong Kong waters to a few Siberian tigers in the north-east that survive frigid winter temperatures close to the Russia border. Further south are exquisite alpine flowers, verdant bamboo forests, spectacular caves and lush tropical rainforests. Since she first visited China, Heather has witnessed the great strides being made to save some of the rarest species from extinction.
“Travelling in China is richly rewarding – breathtaking landscapes, exquisite plants and an array of wildlife. Watching a two-week-old gibbon clinging to its honey-coloured mother as she swung through the rainforest canopy will live with me forever.”
In 1985, whilst Heather was President of The Royal Photographic Society, she led a small photographic delegation to China organised by the GB-China Centre and hosted by the Chinese Photographers Association. Jane Bown, Martin Parr and Heather Angel had a joint exhibition in Beijing where all their prints were covered with crinkled cellophane – to protect them from fingerprints!
To see more stunning images Heather has taken in China have a look at her Wild China image portfolio
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Autographed Copies of Exploring Natural China are available for purchase at Heather’s lecture or from the Shop.