International documentary photographer Daryl Hawk will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church on Friday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. He will describe how he embarked alone on a 3,200-mile journey across the kingdom of Ladakh in northern India and the region of Kashmir.

Ladakh is a remote and rugged land that separates the peaks of the western Himalaya range from the vast Tibetan plateau. The tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is found there as a living and thriving religion. There is something spiritually stirring about the silence and isolation of the place. Hawk successfully traversed the entire region from the Pakistan border in the west to the Tibet border in the east.

Hawk was there to shoot a documentary for magazines and television and will share his nonstop, day-to-day adventures, experiences, discoveries and lessons he learned on this spiritual journey through this last Shangri-la. His quest and story to glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard will also be told. Photographs of dramatic and rarely seen landscapes, stunning ancient Buddhist monasteries and fortresses, sacred lakes, nomads and Drokpas, recently discovered petroglyphs in caves, the Royal Palace, meeting with the king, and the lifestyles of the people who inhabit the kingdom will be highlighted.

Hawk will also discuss his style, philosophy and the various techniques he uses when photographing subject matter. The presentation will be particularly valuable to anyone who travels and wants to come back with better photographs to help document their own trip.

For the past 25 years, Hawk has explored some of the most remote and isolated places in the world, telling stories with his camera. He is a photographer, travel writer, lecturer and explorer whose articles and photographs often appear in national magazines and publications worldwide. He is a member of the Explorers Club and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

He is the former host and producer of the television show "The Unconventional Traveler," which featured some of the world's leading explorers, travel photographers and filmmakers, sharing their work from various expeditions and documentaries.

The Senior Men's Club of New Canaan has openings for new members 55 and over. Anyone interested is invited to be a guest at the meeting.

For more information, call Jerry Transue at 203-966-6050 or visit SMCNC.org.