Virunga Mountains, East Africa

Virunga Mountains, East Africa

Episode 1

Steve McCurry’s first adventure with Silversea took him to the mountains of East Africa to photograph the beauty and grace of the last remaining mountain gorillas.
Enjoy this mesmerising gallery of images as he comes eye to eye with some very gentle giants.


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Behind the scenes

Virunga Mountains

Flanked by mystery and mist, searching for the mountain gorilla is a dream accessible to few. Yet, after hours of travelling and some epic trekking, the majesty of these gentle giants remains an untellable tale. See for yourself how Steve McCurry’s lens captures these beauties.

Capturing the authentic beauty
of the world

Steve was a natural choice for us. He is a born storyteller with the soul of an explorer. His unique ability to capture what is left of the authentic beauty and truth in the world, and express it with clarity and emotion is just brilliant. A McCurry image not only takes you on a journey, it changes you forever.

Perhaps it was Steve’s friend, the travel writer Paul Theroux, who best summed it up when he said, “It is impossible to see a Steve McCurry photograph and not wish to be there”.

Barbara Muckermann
Chief Marketing Officer, Silversea

Steve's travels with us

Steve’s journeys with us will continue through some soul-stirring places, people and cultures.
Join him as he unveils the powerful beauty that surrounds us every day.

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West Africa
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Available February 2018
Japan
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Available March 2018
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