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
Wild Asia: Nepal and India (Episode #208)
KQED Life: Sat, May 25, 2013 -- 3:00 PM
Beyond India and Nepal's crowded cities lie precious remnants of wild Asia where tigers, rhino and bear still roam. In episode eight, Art Wolfe travels by elephant deep into Kipling country in search of the last of the planet's Bengal tigers. Here, through the lens of his camera, he captures images of mahouts handlers bound to the elephants they've cared for from childhood as they bathe and tend to their animals. In Nepal, Art encounters exotic wildlife including rare Asian rhinos, elusive sloth bears and primeval Gharial crocodiles.
The Kingdom of Bhutan (Episode #210)
KQED Life: Sat, May 18, 2013 -- 3:00 PM
Known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan has survived in isolation for more than a thousand years. As this enlightened Buddhist kingdom greets the 21st century, its greatest challenge is to preserve its soul. In episode ten, Art Wolfe finds a photographer's nirvana of mountainside monasteries, sacred festivals and chanting monks in an environmentally and spiritually progressive nation.
Japan: Hokkaido and Honshu (Episode #201)
KQED Life: Sat, May 11, 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.