by adventure keynote speaker and internationally renowned African wildlife photographer, Greg du Toit, will leave you both breathless and speechless. This former ‘BBC Wildlife Photographer Of The Year’ winner delivers a refreshing, superbly humorous, highly visual and thoroughly entertaining one-of-a-kind presentation. Detailing an incredibly dangerous pursuit, this is a ‘tell all story’ about one man’s passion to succeed against severe odds and is a true story that inspires, motivates and WOW’s audiences.
Chase Your Dreams is the incredible true story of international award winning African wildlife photographer, Greg du Toit, and details his personal undertaking to get the ultimate eye-level photograph of free-ranging lions drinking, at a waterhole in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. This truly outstanding presentation is accompanied by spellbindingly beautiful visuals and offers audiences insight into the patience, passion, commitment and dedication that it takes for a wildlife photographer in the 21st century to capture groundbreaking imagery. The personable style of the presentation as well as the infectious story itself motivates and inspires on every level as the photographer details the 16 month project, including the 270 hours he spent actually sitting in the water – nearly loosing his life to lions and contracting numerous tropical illnesses.
This story is one that shows how the impossible can be achieved through resourcefulness, focus, creativity, dogged determination, appreciation and above all else, patience. We invite you to partake in another man’s ‘against all odds’ quest to accomplish the impossible and to find out how images that Greg captured in a remote corner of Maasai-land, lead to a sellout solo exhibition with the National Geographic Gallery in London and to a cover story for the Africa Geographic.
To make your evening or event extra special, Greg offers an exclusive book signing of his coffee table book titled AWE at each talk. An exhibit or charity auction can also be arranged.
Chase Your Dreams has received exposure the world over with Greg having delivered this presentation as far afield as Finland and India. The BBC Worldwide Service and both local and international newspapers have interviewed Greg about his story. He has also appeared on live CNBC television and is an official YPO international speaking resource.
Greg du Toit is an 11th generation African and a professional wildlife photographer who stands out from the crowd. Not only is his work easily recognized by the tangible mood, primitive energy and vibrant colours that it conveys, but his dynamic collections represent scenes captured in the camera, as opposed to being digitally manipulated on a computer afterwards. His work has hung in the London and Sydney Natural History Museums and his fine art collections have travelled the globe with exhibits having been hosted in New York, Singapore and London. His work is widely published in magazines including Africa Geographic and the BBC Wildlife Magazine and he regularly clinches awards in the most prestigious photographic competitions in the world and was named the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013. You can see a selection of his published work here…