Wilderness Dreaming chronicles the exceptional life of one of Africa’s most acclaimed wildlife photographers. Indeed, it is from a young age that Greg du Toit loses his heart to the South African bush, and the diversity of life forms that live there. At 18 and fresh out of school, Greg’s obsessions catapult him away from the rat race of his childhood suburbs, and into the Africa of his deepest imaginings. It takes qualifying as a safari guide and surviving a buffalo charge while seeking out a reclusive forest bird, to find his life’s calling: photographing the alluring creatures of a hauntingly beautiful continent. His journey takes him to Kenya where, living alongside the Maasai, he discovers a secret waterhole. Next, Greg sets out on a photographer’s definitive quest: capturing a corner of his lost Africa, where humans and free-ranging wildlife still co-exist.
An exhilarating story, Greg’s memoir brings to life an Africa with much wildness left to celebrate — and one photographer’s place in it.
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