Travelscope’s director of photography, Zebediah Smith, recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography. And this episode, which features both Camp Jabulani and HESC – is the one that landed the coveted award!
In it, host and executive producer, Joseph Rosendo, gets an elephant-sized helping of the African wild while on safari at the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve adjacent to South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park. Using the elegant Lion Sands accommodations as his home base he heads out in search of the Big Five and encounters lions, African elephants, Cape buffalo and White rhinos. He rounds out his wildlife tour at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre where he literally rubs shoulders with two cheetahs, before joining other guests atop Camp Jabulani’s team of rescued elephants on safari through the African bush. As an important complement to the animal adventures, he visits the local villages and schools in order to understand more about the native culture and discover how they coexist with and benefit from tourism.
With 52 episodes currently in release to public television stations and another 13 episodes poised for release next month, Joseph Rosendo is delighted and honored by the professional recognition that Travelscope has received for the second consecutive year. “It’s a privilege to be so distinguished by our industry peers again. We are extremely thankful and grateful for this acknowledgement,” says Joseph.
Reaching 92% of the US market and more than 250 million viewers, Travelscope takes the travel experience to new heights. While production values continue to soar, Travelscope holds firm to its basic mission to illustrate the enduring truth in Mark Twain’s quote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.”