International documentary photographer Daryl Hawk, a Wilton resident, will present a slide show and lecture entitled “Ladakh: Land of High Passes,” at the Kiwanis Club weekly meeting on Jan. 21. The presentation will begin after the club’s weekly luncheon, which starts at 12 p.m..

Living the life most of us only dream of or see in movies, Hawk embarked on a 3200-mile solitary hike across the Kingdom of Ladkau in northern India, a remote, rugged land that separates the peaks of the western Himalaya range from the vast Tibetan plateau.  Hawk traveled the entire region from the Pakistan border in the west to the Tibet
border in the east.

Hawk was shooting a documentary for TV and magazines and will share his adventures with Kiwanians and their guests, showing photographs of beautiful landscapes, ancient Buddhist monasteries and fortresses which are rarely ever seen. He will also tell of his quest to glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard which lives in that area of the world.

For the past 25 years, Hawk has taken his cameras to some of the world’s most remote and isolated areas so that the more timid of us can share the beauty of the places he has visited. He is a member of the Explorers Club and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a photographer, writer, lecturer and explorer whose articles and photographs have appeared in numerous magazines and publications. He is the former host of “The Unconventional Traveler,” has published four books, including Distant Journeys and Quiet Moments, two books of photographs which he has taken over the past 25 years.

For more information and reservations to the Kiwanis lunch and presentation, please call 203.604.9014.