• Christie's Green Auction: A Bi auction at Christies

    Sale 2303

    Christie's Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth

    22 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 14

    BOTSWANA THROUGH THE LENS OF AN EXPERT

    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND PRIZE-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER CHRIS JOHNS WILL PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHY LESSONS DURING THIS TRIP OF A LIFETIME TO THE OKAVANGO DELTA IN BOTSWANA. THIS AREA IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST SPOTS FOR VIEWING WILDLIFE. THIS CUSTOM CI-SOJOURN INCLUDES NINE NIGHTS AT THREE CAMPS IN THREE VERY DIFFERENT PARTS OF BOTSWANA. THESE LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE BEST VARIETY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC SUBJECT MATTER. YOU WILL HAVE A PRIVATE VISIT WITH A GROUP OF HABITUATED ELEPHANTS (RESCUED FROM CULLING) FOR SOME TRULY UNIQUE PHOTOS. LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE PROVIDED.

    THERE IS SPACE FOR UP TO SIX TRAVELERS TO BE SELECTED BY THE WINNING BIDDER, PLUS CHRIS JOHNS, AND RODERIC MAST, FOUNDER OF CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL'S BOTSWANA PROGRAM AND HEAD OF CI-SOJOURNS.

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    BOTSWANA THROUGH THE LENS OF AN EXPERT
    National Geographic Editor-in-Chief and prize-winning photographer Chris Johns will provide photography lessons during this trip of a lifetime to the Okavango Delta in Botswana. This area is recognized as one of the world's best spots for viewing wildlife. This custom CI-Sojourn includes nine nights at three camps in three very different parts of Botswana. These locations have been chosen in order to provide the best variety of photographic subject matter. You will have a private visit with a group of habituated elephants (rescued from culling) for some truly unique photos. Luxury accommodations will be provided.

    There is space for up to six travelers to be selected by the winning bidder, plus Chris Johns, and Roderic Mast, Founder of Conservation International's Botswana Program and Head of CI-Sojourns.
    Suggested Value: $200,000


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    Conditions and Restrictions:

    Travel must occur for 9 nights between June 1 and August 31, 2011.
    Availability of specific dates based on availability at the lodges and Chris Johns, and not guaranteed until confirmed.
    Dates must be selected AND confirmed no later than August 31, 2010 or trip is forfeit.

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    DONATION PROVIDED BY CHRIS JOHNS & CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL'S CI-SOJOURNS VIP TRAVEL PROGRAM


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    Websites: www.conservation.org; www.nationalgeographic.com