Peter and Beverly Pickford had a dream to photograph the wildest corners of the earth and sold their farm to finance the venture. “We had become increasingly distressed by two ideas. The first was a sense of panic as to how rapidly wild space and the life that thrived there was diminishing. The second was that we felt compelled to act, to do something about it. I was haunted by the words of Gandhi, ‘be the change you want to see in the world.’”
Peter tells the story of four years of travelling: the moments of awe at what they found as well as the disappointment with people and their governments for failing to protect their wildest parts; for failing to recognise the inherent value in wilderness. These images and stories show us the wild places and what threatens them. A story told with passion that makes you yearn for wide-open spaces and wildlife without fear of humans. Join them to visit Antarctica, Patagonia and the Andes, the Yukon and Alaska, the Arctic, the Tibetan Plateau, the Kimberly in Australia and finally the Namibian desert.
Peter Pickford and his wife Beverly are professional wildlife photographers, committed conservationists, and inveterate travellers and explorers. Both born and educated in South Africa, they met in 1979 when they were working in wildlife tourism. The pair embarked on award-winning photography careers. Their work has carried them across all of earth's continents to produce ten books, among them the bestselling The Miracle Rivers: The Okavango and the Chobe of Botswana, the critically acclaimed Forever Africa: A Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Morocco, and the award-winning Wild Land.