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
- 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.