As a kid, I would watch “Wild Kingdom” on TV and dream of traveling to Africa, to see for myself that great continent’s wildlife, landscape and people.
My dream came true in April of 2009, when I began a journey to explore South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. My companions and I covered approximately 10,000 kilometers over 43 days, and suffered only one flat tire on our final day an hour from Nairobi.
I’ve arranged these photos chronologically so that you follow my journey day-by-day, as I travel from Cape Town to Nairobi. Each image tells a story of its own, while also composing a part of the overall adventure.
Josh Manring travels to unexpected corners of the globe, capturing rich stories through images to reveal the dramatic intersection between humans and nature. Since 1998, Josh has explored over 50 countries and has published five photographic books. Josh’s passions for travel and photography merged on his first visit to Western Europe, following his graduation from Rollins College with a BA in International Relations. This trip laid the foundation for a lifetime of adventure and documentary photography, but it was a yearlong expedition to South America and Africa that compelled Josh to share his stories. These stories, as interpreted through images, are the purest reflection of his travel experiences. Through photography, Josh not only shares his journeys, but also hopes to inspire others to explore their own passions. Visit www.JourneymanGallery.com for more information.