Upon returning from a 6 month backpacking adventure through Africa, I authored a DVD of some memorable experiences I had. I made one silly segment with some footage I shot in the desert outside of Timbuktu, Mali. There was a plague of locusts destroying much of the crops in Western Africa in 2004 and I had crossed it’s path many times in the previous months. Instead, I focused on some scarab beetles that were running around and eventually caught them in the act.
Someone told me about a video contest that Lonely Planet was having called Less than Three and suggested I enter it. I did and I won!
In the end, I lost out to a sheep scratching his back on a post and a re-enactment of a family vacation but I got a bunch of free travel guides and some DVDs.