Travels in the Pantanal Program, Zoom Only: Sept. 2, 2021

The Pantanal is a natural region encompassing the world’s largest tropical wetland area, and the world’s largest flooded grasslands. It is located mostly in Brazil and portions of Bolivia and Paraguay.

Join us for a photo tour of the Pantanal presented by Dick Dodds, a former club Outings chair. Native species include jaguar, hyacinth macaw, capybara, maned wolf, a variety of monkeys and birds, plus rare plants. The area is threatened by deforestation and ranching, but remains a largely unspoiled wilderness.

Dick was born in the United Kingdom and got his first 35mm camera in 1957 – a Voigtlander Vito B which he still has. He was educated at St.Andrews University in Scotland and at UCLA with degrees in electrical engineering.

In 1968, Dick was interviewed in London by Don Dashfield, a former long-time Fort Worth Camera Club member, for a job at Fort Worth’s Bell Helicopter building flight simulators for the Osprey tilt rotor helicopter. He accepted and retired in 2004, and has spent much of his time since then looking after four grandkids and travelling extensively.

He has been a lifelong Canonista and presently shoots a Canon 6D with a 100-400 lens.

Stay Safe

This program will by presented only by Zoom due to the increased number of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Tarrant County. The Fort Worth Camera Club board of directors voted to provide meetings on Zoom for the remainder of 2021 to help us all stay safe. Learn more.