Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge
Art Wolfe's stunning photographic images and books have interpreted and recorded the world's wildlife, landscapes and native cultures, inspiring people to celebrate and protect these precious assets. This intimate and upbeat series offers unique insights on nature, cultures, environmental issues and the new realm of digital photography. Viewers experience remote and awe-inspiring places through Wolfe's lens, whether documenting the behavior of wild grizzlies in isolated coastal Alaska, marveling at the dreamscapes of the Bolivian Altiplano, navigating fjords in the icy oasis of South Georgia Island, or capturing unique cultures on the edge of extinction in Ethiopia's Omo Valley.
Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge Previous Broadcasts
Kenya: Masai Mara and El Karama (Episode #108)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 3:00 PM
East Africa is a vast stage on which the circular, never-ending journey known as the Great Migration has played out for millions of years. After going eye to eye with thousands of wildebeest and zebra, Art enlists an old friend and bush pilot to help him capture aerial patterns of migrating herds and flocks of flamingos. On the ground, he pursues giraffe on horseback and tracks rhino on foot.
Japan: Hokkaido and Honshu (Episode #201)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 3:00 PM
The image many of us have of Japan is congested and kinetic. But Japan has a wild side. In winter, beyond its crowded cities, the country delivers quiet, unexpected natural beauty. In the second season opener, Art Wolfe ventures north to the remote region of Hokkaido to view iconic red-crested cranes; south to the mountains to take a dip in Nagano's hot springs with mischievous macaque snow monkeys; and journeys on to the sacred temples of Mt. Fuji and Koyosan on a photographic pilgrimage.
Ethiopia: The Omo Valley (Episode #113)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 3:00 PM
Ethiopia is like no other place in Africa. Some of the isolated animist tribes who have lived there for centuries are still unaware that they reside in a country called Ethiopia. In this episode, Art ventures into the Omo Valley, Ethiopia's nearly inaccessible and richest tribal zone. After enduring muddy, impassable roads and swollen rivers, he makes his way to the Hamer, Karo and remote Surma tribes. He documents the tribes' unique body painting, elaborate adornments and timeless ceremonies.