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Gualala Arts Lecture Series presents:
Wildlife and Culture of India

with Lynne and Jim Edwards

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Admission is $5

Once more Lynne and Jim Edwards return to the Gualala Arts Center on October 23 at 7:00 p.m. to share more of their adventures and photos. This time they explore the amazing wildlife and culture of India. Previous presentations were on African wildlife in 2006, China, Tibet and Cambodia in 2008, and grizzlies and humpback whales in Alaska in 2010.

Bengal Tiger, photo by Lynne Edwards

Lynne asks, "Have you ever had a beautiful adult male Bengal tiger walk 5 feet in front of you and then stop to look directly at you? It is heart stopping and will bring tears to your eyes. The beauty of this creature is beyond explanation."

Their journey begins in Bandhavgarh where they spent more than fifty hours tracking the illusive tiger and literally had less than fifteen minutes of actual time to photograph this magnificent creature. They also capture the countryside and culture of Kaziranga with images of children and women working the rice and tea fields.

Finally, Lynne had the challenge of photographing the Taj Mahal, a structure so familiar to people across the globe, but one that still evokes amazement for anyone who see it in person. Lynne's website at provides many more images to preview what the lecture offers. The "Big Cats" link is in the Wildlife Gallery and the "People of India" link is in the Culture Gallery.

Riding an Indian Elephant, photo by Lynne Edwards

Since they retired in 2002, the Edwards have been photographing wildlife and the cultures of peoples throughout the world. They have spent many years on the coast at Sea Ranch until they moved north to Bellingham, Washington in 2007. Recently, they returned to El Dorado Hills, California.

This lecture marks the end of the 2014 series. A $5.00 admission will be collected at the door. Mirka Knaster, lecture series contact, announces that the 2015 series, the eleventh since the first talk in 2004, begins on January 22 with a talk on spring and autumn gardens in Japan and Korea.

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