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Festival of Wildlife – Expert Blog – Jonathan Truss

Wildlife artist and friend of Wildlife Worldwide, Jonathan Truss, reports back from our latest Festival of Wildlife in Madagascar

Festival of Wildlife 2008 – Madagascar

“The Festival of Wildlife reminds me of that old line about Africa…“If you don’t want to go twice you’d better not go at all”!

It’s a unique experience that combines wildlife, exotic travel and a chance to meet like minded people that year after year are reunited in what seems like an extra-ordinary travel club! But its so much more than that. Wildlife Worldwide choose locations that as an individual you could never possibly hope to find.

Coupled with these fabulously exotic locations is the very best in accommodation, no matter how remote, that has left me many times wondering, ‘How on earth did they put this here!” From a floating lodge in BC Canada to 5* accommodation in Northern Madagascar, miles from anywhere with uninterrupted views across an empty Indian Ocean!

Jonathan Truss, Wildlife Artist

Personally the Festival of Wildlife has really opened my eyes to the diversity of the world’s wildlife, from the mighty African elephants of the 1st Festival in Kenya, to the magical invertebrates of Madagascar 2008. Its a testament to how good the event is that the same people join us year after year and has certainly become unmissable for me!”

Jonathan Truss has always had a fascination for wildlife and his early career as a professional musician and actor complimented his love of oil painting. His paintings are sold and collected around the world. He is establishing himself as one of the countries leading wildlife artists and has many of his wildlife paintings published by top U.K. fine art publisher Solomon & Whitehead as limited and open edition prints. Jonathan provided the illustrations for Derek Solomon’s guide book on Mammals of the South Luangwa – Animals in Action – the two first met whilst they were at the Festival of Wildlife in Kenya.

Find out about our latest Festival of Wildlife trips which will be accompanied by renowned wildlife experts.