Steve Winter: On The Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 11:15 AM, HSS 165
Photographs courtesy Steve Winter
Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer
Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles
where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow
leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive
jaguar⎯and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. He’ll share both
dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with
remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the new National Geographic book Tigers Forever,
Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them.
Mike Libecki and Cory Richards: Untamed Antarctica
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 11:15 AM, HSS 165
Photographs courtesy Cory Richards
Few had seen it, and no one had ever set foot on it. Those factors made Bertha’s
Tower, a 2,000-foot spire in Antarctica’s remote Wohlthat Range, irresistible to a
small team of accomplished climbers led by veteran Mike Libecki.
Irresistible⎯but also nearly inaccessible. As reported in the September 2013
National Geographic, Libecki, climber-photographer Cory Richards, and two
colleagues battled extreme cold, furious katabatic winds, and fickle weather in an
epic, ten-day climb to the summit. Join Libecki and Richards for a humorous but
gripping firsthand account of this first ascent at the bottom of the world.
David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes: Coral, Fire, and Ice
Thursday, February 19, 2014, 11:15 AM, Location TBDPhotographs courtesy Kelly Stremmel (left) and David Doubilet (right)
Explore rarely seen undersea worlds with two photographers creating a visual
voice for the world’s oceans. David Doubilet is a legend in underwater
photography. Together with his wife and underwater partner, photojournalist
Jennifer Hayes, he has explored three unique marine environments for National
Geographic. Join them to explore the rich and diverse waters of Kimbe Bay,
Papua New Guinea, part of the “coral triangle.” Follow them into the world
beneath the Antarctic ice, then north to the Gulf of St. Lawrence to see whales,
wolfish and harp seals. Together, they’ll go beyond the published stories to share
the reality of “behind-the-camera” adventures.