Grand Rapids Camera Club

June 17, 2020 Meeting via ZOOM 7:30 p.m.

Journey through the Mystical Himalayas by Jim Knapp


June 17, 2020 at 07:30 PM



When dreaming about exotic destinations nothing quite captures the imagination like a trip to

the Himalayas. A far away land filled with mystery, rich cultural heritage, and of course great

photo ops! Come live the adventure with our own Jim Knapp as he shares his outstanding

images from his recent photographic expedition through the countries of Bhutan, Nepal and


"We began our trip in Bhutan, sometimes called “The last Shangri-La”, where we climbed to

the Tigers Nest, a monastery on the side of a mountain, visited elaborate temples-fortresses

and experienced amazing Himalayan scenery. In Nepal we trekked part of the Annapurna

Range and rafted down the Seti River exploring the villages and meeting the local people

along the way. We also traveled to the rain forest in Nepal to go on a safari to see the local

wildlife. We ended our journey in Tibet where we visited the Potala Palace, once the winter

home of the Dalai Lama, and explored the beautiful Himalayas as we traveled to over 16,000

feet to see the glaciers lakes."

Jim Knapp Biography

Jim bought his first SLR camera when he was stationed in Bangkok, Thailand in 1971, just

before he went to India and Nepal for the first time. For the next forty years he was too busy

with family and work to pursue photography as a hobby. When Jim retired, he purchased a

DSLR camera and returned to photography in 2011.



  • Meeting begins at 7:15 PM, introduction of visitors, new members, and announcements
  • Program
  • Social break & 50/50 Raffle
  • Monthly Competition
  • End of meeting and cleanup


Club members will receive an email with the ZOOM link and meeting ID and password sometime the week prior to the gathering.

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