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Lectures & Talks

Mystical Creatures & the Wonders of Nature

Condors, snakes and spiders were much revered as deities by the Inca and Andean cultures of Peru. In Australia, the Aboriginal people painted circles on cave walls, to represent the nests of honey ants. Deep in the Maritime Alps of France, petroglyphs on the stone walls of the Vallée des Merveilles, depict ancient hunting scenes. Over in the Middle East deserts of Wadi Rum, some 2,000 years ago, the Nabataean people scratched drawings of animals and hunters on rocky outcroppings.

Around the globe, our human ancestors carefully examined the natural world that surrounded them, teaching their children about the environment, the habitat of the creatures nearby, even worshiping the sometimes larger than life animals as gods.

Let me take you on a journey to seven continents, from the rain forests and pampas of Peru, to the sands of Morocco; from the Rhone River delta in France, to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, the penguin colonies of Antarctica plus many points in between. Along the way, I will show you the fascinating creatures photographed in the remote corners of this biosphere called Earth, and their mystical connections to the people that lived there.

There is much beauty in Nature, if we take the time to stop, listen and feel the rhythm of life around us. To the astute observer, they will soon notice the habits of the surrounding wildlife, their mating rituals, how they ward off predators, and build their habitats in the daily struggle to survive in the natural world.

Dragon lizards, skinks, cuddly koala bears, kangaroos with their joeys, flamingos, marmots, pelicans, plunging ducks, penguins with their fluffy chicks, puffins, scarlet macaws and the mighty condor, are just some of the many varied and interesting wildlife to be viewed.

So join Voyageurfred for this colourful 90 minute show, featuring ethereal music, lively travel lore, and the mythological stories from diverse cultures!

Created and produced by
Montreal adventure photographer and ranconteur

Frederic Hore
Not to be missed!