Truly a life changing experience to spend an evening with Dr. Jane Goodall and Tom Mangelsen. I have always been an admirer of Jane and remember reading articles about her work and efforts with chimpanzees when I was a kid. She is a true inspiration to me personally within my own work. Tom Mangelsen is a pioneer in the world of nature photography and conservation. I have followed Tom's work for many years and is the one I look to as a model for my own work. So when we had the chance to run and gun with Tom in his backyard of the Teton Mountains we were all over that!
Jane has dedicated her life to preserving and protecting wild places while educating many cultures worldwide. Jane has a very special presence about her that truly makes you feel at peace. To be in her presence engaged in conversation was an empowering and emotional blessing. We spent several days filming with Tom throughout the Tetons and our friendship has grown from there and continues today. We had an immediate connection with Tom with our like minded views and passion for wildlife. We could sit with Tom for days at his cabin, or anywhere talking shop and our adventures that connect us.
Our evening with Jane and friends in the breathtaking Teton Mountains of Wyoming could not have been better. Having one-on-one time with Jane, to listen to her talk about early times in Africa and stories by the campfire are memories we will carry with us for life. Tom has truly been a key contributor to conservation around the world through his photos and publications. If you ever have a chance to visit one of his galleries do it!
Jane and Tom have known each other for over 20 years and are dear friends. Their combined talents and passions have created a dynamic duo that has made a huge impact on conservation efforts around the world in preserving wild places and educating cultures.
Jane is in her 80's and continues to travel the world educating people on the importance of conserving our world's natural resources, her dedication is nothing short of admirable to us all. The Jane Goodall Institute is educating young and old alike. Her message and work has many facets to it and I encourage you all to get involved with the Institute. Jane has made a difference for us all worldwide. Please consider giving back to the decades of commitment she has given us. Visit JaneGoodall.org
Thank you Jane! Tom, Thank you my Friend!
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