Speaker: Cat Davidson
Join us on a sublime photographic journey to the subantarctic Falkland Islands. Cat Davidson, our Guest Speaker for August, spent two years living and working as a tour guide and photographer in this remote archipelago and was immersed in a rudimental, hard-working way of life that is lost to many of us. Living in a community of only six people in idyllic but harsh surroundings meant the residents had to be completely self-reliant, producing their own food, energy and maintaining and managing island services. She says the reward for this kind of lifestyle was a breath-taking show by nature every day.
The Falkland Islands possess rugged terrain and cliff-lined coasts. Its 778 islands and islets are home to a diverse and wonderful selection of wildlife as well as a complex tapestry of beautiful fauna surviving under challenging ecological conditions. During her time here Ms Davidson captured spectacular landscapes through her camera lens and was able to get up close and personal with huge colonies of penguins and albatross.
She is currently a tour guide at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Resort and is establishing herself as a lecturer, most recently being invited to lecture at the Queensland Herbarium in Brisbane. Come and be transported to these islands at the end of the world, as Ms Davidson presents a lecture packed with gorgeous images of the flora and fauna of the Falklands.
Who: Cat Davidson
When: 24th August, 6:30 for 7.00pm.
Where: The Cove Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan St, Currumbin QLD 4223