Thursday, September 21st, 7-8pm • Hunt’s Photo Melrose
Presenter: Shawn Carey
East Africa evokes images of vast grasslands teeming with exotic animals. Enormous herds of wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, and gazelles graze under the watchful eyes of Africa’s great predators. It is nature at its most wild. In a region abundant with wildlife, perhaps no country is as celebrated as Tanzania. Home to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, Tanzania is a nature enthusiast’s paradise.
For this special presentation, join wildlife photographer Shawn Carey on an adventure into the heart of Tanzania. We’ll take a safari vehicle into the country’s spectacular national parks and see the “Big Five”—African Elephant, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard—in all their glory. Along the way, we’ll search for and photograph Cheetahs, Giraffes, Black-backed Jackals, and Hippos. And we’ll encounter a panoply of Tanzania’s wonderful and amazing birds, including the Greater Flamingo, Lilac-breasted Roller, Little Bee-eater, Giant Kingfisher, and Grey-crowned Crane—the country’s national bird. If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting East Africa and its incredible wildlife, this is a journey you’ll never forget. And it may just have you planning your own African adventure.
About Shawn Carey:
Shawn P. Carey (Migration Productions) produce bird/wildlife related Multi-media Presentations that have been presented at many natural history events all over the United States.
Biographical information: Shawn Carey moved for his home in Erie, Pennsylvania October 1986 to Cambridge and started watching birds in 1988. Already with an interest in photography and now birds Shawn began to combine the two in 1991. By 1994 he and good friend Jim Grady started Migration Productions as a way to present their multi-image slide presentations to a live audience. Migration Productions has been presenting programs to birding organizations, natural history events and camera clubs since 1994. (Mass. Audubon, ABA, Manomet, HMANA, Eastern Mass Hawk Watch and many local bird clubs). Migration Productions offers the finest quality bird/wildlife programs with stunning photographs, video, sound tracks, and interviews with many people that are involved with bird watching. Shawn’s photographs have been published in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Science magazine, Mass Audubon Sanctuary Magazine and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary just to name a few.
Full time job: Operations Manager AVFX (Boston, Mass.) www.avfx.com
Massachusetts Audubon (Advisory Council)
Mass Audubon Museum of American Bird Art (Advisory Board)
Eastern Mass Hawk Watch (Vice President)
Goldenrod Foundation (Advisory Board)
Nutall Ornithological Club (past Council member)
Brookline Bird Club (past Council member)
Shawn P. Carey