To all of you nature lovers out there, Kleinhans Music Hall and the Buffalo Zoo are teaming up to present National Geographic Live – an event that brings Photographer Paul Nicklen (author of the 2009 book Polar Obsession) to the music hall to discuss his profession, his incredible photos, the Arctic environment, climate change, and the captivating animals (and their plights) as seen through his lens.
This is a chance to get up close and personal with this biologist-turned-photographer, as he takes you through his journeys where he encounters penguins, polar bears, narwhals, leopard seals and spirit bears (to name a few).
This is an incredible opportunity for the entire family, especially those who are longtime fans of National Geographic. “Several years ago, Paul was photographing leopard seals, which he refers to as “the lion of the arctic” because of their ferocity as predators,” said Kate Mockler Jenkins at Kleinhans Music Hall. “One female leopard seal brought him several live and half-chewed penguins in an attempt to nourish him. In a video released after the incident, Nicklen said that he believed she viewed him as a “useless predator” and was attempting to teach him how to catch and eat penguins. (the full video is available here). The story went viral on the internet, covered by Huffington Post and others.”
Buffalo debut of National Geographic Live at Kleinhans Music Hall at 7:30 PM Tuesday, March 4. Tickets are $25. A $75 VIP option grants you preferred seating, a meet and greet with the speaker, and refreshments. Click here for tickets.
Lead image: Nicklen is also passionate about conservation, and hopes that his photos will help inspire greater awareness of the problems of climate change. His work has already led to a moratorium on the export of Canadian narwhal ivory.