Baku, October 22, AZERTAC

World-famous German photographer Theo Allof’s “Africa – Untamed” solo exhibition has been launched at the Heydar Aliyev Center.

Theo Allof made a speech at the event.

The exhibition consists of Theo’s 31 photos in Africa displaying the abundance of flora and fauna of this continent over the past 20 years.

The exhibition shows Theo’s love and passion for Africa’s untamed wilderness.

While he has extensively travelled and photographed in Southern Africa, especially in the Namib Desert and the Okavango Delta in Botswana he recently extended his projects to Eastern Africa with a main focus on the Rift Valley lakes.

Six years ago Theo learned flying with a powered paraglider. Since then he has been using this flying machine for aerial photography. All aerial images in this exhibition have been taken from his powered paraglider.

Theo Allofs has been a full-time professional photographer for over 30 years. Since 1995 he has specialized in nature photography (wildlife and landscapes). During his career he has received many international awards including eleven prizes in the renowned BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. His work has been published worldwide in books, calendars, newspapers and magazines including, National Geographic, New York Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine, GEO, Der Spiegel, Focus, Smithsonian, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Terre Sau­vage and Australia Geographic. Theo has written numerous articles on photography in Outdoor Photographer, FOTO/Sweden, Australian Foto, PhotoLife/Canada. Foto Magazin/Germany praised him recently as being one of the world’s best nature photographers.

As a founding member of the ILCP (International League of Conservation Photographers) much of his work deals with endangered species and conservation issues.

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