John Beatty's most recent talk “Adventures in the Wild” is an ongoing project, a dialogue with audiences when he can share his most recent images and stories from across the world. His new adventures include; the Hindu ceremony of Kumbh Mela set on the Ganges in Allahabad, a once every 12 year gathering of 30 million pilgrims; grizzly bears, mountains and walruses of Alaska; a flying adventure beneath Mt Everest; eagle-hunters of Khazak Mongolia; survival training in Scotland; the volcanic wilderness of Danikil in Northern Ethiopia; emperor penguins of Antarctica; rafting the Colorado River of Grand Canyon; and closer to home, John will show images from his new book Kinder Scout. The People’s Mountain.
John Beatty has adventured across 38 countries for the past 29 years always returning with stories of experiences of a world few have encountered. He has enthralled audiences at international film festivals with his multimedia presentations receiving accolades from the media, the public and from leading brands in the photographic industry. His photographs have an intense quality drawing his audience into a closer connection to the wild places of the earth. His obvious respect and feelings for the nature, its creatures, its plant kingdoms, indigenous peoples and remnants of extraordinary civilizations of the world, are reflected in his conversation and enthusiasm to communicate.
“To engage with the situation fully, to be absorbed by the variety in unfamiliar cultures, to wonder at the historical reference in the land, to be fearless, minimalist and sufficient according to the resources around you, this is real travel.”