For well over 10 years,  Amelina has combined her passion for visual art with her love for endangered species. In 2004 on a mission to continue the Legacy of the late Sir Peter Blake, Amelina joined the team of Blake Expeditions aboard the infamous vessel "The Sea Master" for a year long mission as an on camera spokes person / photographer on the fascinating waters of New Zealand.   

Les Racines Du Ciel (the roots of heaven) is the result of an epic journey which brought Amelina to photograph Sir Richard Branson's Global Elders Announcement Event held in Africa, July of 2007. The journey continued to ULUSABA, The Magical private reserve located in the Sabi Sands of South Africa. These are some of the magnificent images captured on this incredible journey.