‘THE RISE OF THE HUNTRESS’
JANINE MARÉ is the first to confess that she has been bitten by the travel bug… badly. She is a lover of all things travel from basic tenting with creepy crawlies to lazing in luxury lodges; she will give it all a go. Janine is passionate about wildlife and conservation and comes from a long line of biologists, researchers and botanists. Janine heads up marketing at Africa Geographic when she is not out exploring Africa. In an effort to understand why women hunt, Janine interviewed prominent huntresses and researched as far back as 3000BC to write THE RISE OF THE HUNTRESS.
GEORGINA LOCKWOOD grew up escaping Johannesburg city to go horse-back riding in the Magaliesberg mountains or Land Rovering in the Madikwe sand veld. Accustomed to the sun on her face and the wind in her hair, Georgina embarked as a trainee sailor on a three-masted barque to travel the world beyond her beloved Southern Africa. Ship life steered her to remote destinations and ecological treasure houses like the Galapagos, Pitcairn Island and Polynesia. Once grounded, her love of the outdoors developed into a deep respect for the environment and a desire to preserve it. Georgina is newly graduated from the University of Cape Town with a degree in Environmental Science. She tracked the huntress back through the ages to find out why women are compelled to hunt in THE HUNTRESS THROUGH HISTORY.
JOHN DE JAGER is a South African photographer and lead trails guide with 8 years of experience in conservation. He aims to express his passion for conservation and wildlife through his photography and bring the natural world to as many people as possible. John’s company OnePhotography Photo Safaris provides clients with some of the best photographic opportunities in Southern Africa, with his personal experience and knowledge enhancing their journey through the natural world. John’s photographs of that most enigmatic of Afirica cats, the leopard, can be found in THE PROWL gallery.