In 1995, Stephen Kirkpatrick joined a five-man expedition into the remote jungles of the Peruvian Amazon. Kirkpatrick's assignment was to document an area of the rainforest that had never before been photographed, nor by most accounts, ever explored by white men.
Within hours of their departure, an inaccurate map and a series of bad decisions leave the group hopelessly lost in the depths of the Amazon jungle. What began as a career-making photo expedition quickly turned into a desperate struggle for survival.
The five men battle poisonous reptiles, hungry bugs, torrential rains, brutal heat, and an unforgiving landscape in an attempt to find their way back to civilization. They soon learn that survival is not only a physical, but a mental and spiritual challenge as well.
Lost in the Amazon is a gripping, sometimes humorous, and ultimately inspirational story about the human drive to survive, and about clinging to faith in the worst circumstances imaginable.
|Contributor(s)||Stephen Kirkpatrick , Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick|
|About the Contributor(s)||Stephen Kirkpatrick
Stephen Kirkpatrick has been chased by grizzly bears, attacked by alligators, and nibbled by piranha. In the process, he's published more than 2,500 of the world's most beautiful and exciting nature and wildlife photography. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and award-winning co-author, Marlo Kirkpatrick, and his two sons Sean (21) and Ian (14).
Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick
Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick has won more than 100 local, regional, and national awards for creative excellence. Marlo and her husband, Stephen, fell in love on an expedition to the jungles of the Peruvian Amazon, and returned to Peru in 1998 for their wedding ceremony at Machu Picchu. The Kirkpatricks have since made several return trips to the rain forest. The Kirkpatricks’ work has taken them to destinations throughout North, Central, and South America. Their current projects focus on tropical locations and underwater photography. The Kirkpatricks are frequently accompanied on their travels by Stephen’s sons, Sean and Ian; the couple’s dogs, Frosty, Icy, and Flurry; and Buster, the family cat.
|Publish Date||Jul 12, 2005|