Nat Geo Live! Florian Schulz: Into the Arctic Kingdom

His multi-year quest to document the Arctic took photographer Florian Schulz to the ends of the Earth. He camped for weeks in jarring winter conditions, accompanied traditional Inuit hunters and sailed the arctic waters, all to get an intimate look at life in the Arctic.

Florian Schulz, Photographer

Into the Arctic Kingdom

Polar Bear Image: Florian Schulz

His multi-year quest to document the Arctic took photographer Florian Schulz to the ends of the Earth. He camped for weeks in jarring winter conditions, accompanied traditional Inuit hunters and sailed the arctic waters, all to get an intimate look at life in the Arctic. There, he tracked families of polar bears, followed the vast caribou herds, and captured the Northern Lights in stunning detail. Through breathtaking imagery, the National Geographic photographer takes audiences on a legendary journey into the Arctic kingdom—with a special focus on the Arctic Refuge, one of the world’s last great wilderness.

This is a live presentation with accompanying photos and videos. There’s time for questions from the audience at the end of the approximately 70 minute presentation.

Nat Geo Live! Mireya Mayor: Pink Boots and a Machete

A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer, and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel.

Mireya Mayor, Primatologist and TV Correspondent

Pink Boots and a Machete

A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer, and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. Mayor’s adventures have taken her ⎯ armed with little more than a backpack, notebooks, and hiking boots ⎯ to some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. She’s survived poisonous insect bites, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants ⎯ and keeps going back for more.

On a National Geographic-supported expedition in Madagascar in 2000, Mayor discovered a rare new species of mouse lemur, then believed to be the world’s smallest primate. Her discovery inspired the prime minister of Madagascar to establish a national park to help protect the new species, conserving the 10 percent that remains of the African island nation’s once vast forest.

For more than a decade Mayor has hosted wildlife shows, most recently the Nat Geo WILD series Wild Nights With Mireya Mayor. Mayor has been hailed as a “female Indiana Jones,” and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration. She’ll share stories, images, and film clips of her adventures, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the hardships and danger of life in the field, along with the moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile.

This is a live presentation with accompanying photos and videos. There’s time for questions from the audience at the end of the approximately 70 minute presentation.

54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Royal BC Museum

54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year

February 15 – March 24, 2019

54th Wildlife Photographer of the YearExperience the wonders of nature through the lenses of award-winning photographers from around the world. 54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition showcases a global selection of outstanding nature photography. Each photo is presented in a huge backlit display with a caption exploring the image’s compelling story. Travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, this exhibition takes viewers on a visual journey around the world, bringing the talent and vision of each photographer closer to all who visit. The images evoke a wide range of emotions but are always visually stunning and thought-provoking. A family favourite.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

More info and ticket links at: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/exhibitions/wpty2018

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Greg Cummings – Gorilla Tactics ‘How to Save a Species

The Robert Bateman Centre Nature Talks Presents: Greg Cummings – Gorilla Tactics, “How to Save a Species”. On Saturday, September 8th at 7pm join Greg Cummings for an illustrated talk highlighting his 25-year career as a conservationist and safari guide in East Africa

Greg Cummings – Gorilla Tactics ‘How to Save a Species

The Robert Bateman Centre
470 Belleville St
7:00 PM 09/08/2018
Cost: $10 | Free for members

The Robert Bateman Centre Nature Talks Presents: Greg Cummings – Gorilla Tactics, “How to Save a Species”. On Saturday, September 8th at 7pm join Greg Cummings for an illustrated talk highlighting his 25-year career as a conservationist and safari guide in East Africa, listen as Gorilla Greg gets up close and personal with our hairy mountain cousins. Tickets: Admission is $10 with proceeds benefiting the conservationist work of Greg Cummings and the Bateman Foundation. Robert Bateman Centre Members are Free.

Location: The Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville St. Victoria BC Reserve your space by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button on the events page here: https://batemancentre.org/events/7050/

 

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Pet-A-Palooza Victoria at St. Ann’s Academy

Paws on Cook presents Pet-A-Palooza™ Victoria! NEW LOCATION at St. Ann’s Academy on August 18+19.

pet-a-paloozaPaw’s On Cook’s Pet-A-Palooza™ is BACK and bigger than ever! We have some amazing sponsors, exhibitors and shows for you this year including dock diving, bulldog races, a puppy stampede, wiener dog races, cooldown stations, a puppy waterpark, swag-bags, over 100 exhibitors, photobooths, amazing food trucks – this IS the most fun you can have with your pet all summer. Join us at St. Ann’s Academy on August 18 & 19! Pet-A-Palooza is, and always will be – FREE and PET FRIENDLY!

The Olate Dogs

The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America\’s Got Talent, capturing the $1,000,000 prize. Since that day, their lives have been a non-stop roller-coaster!

The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America\’s Got Talent, capturing the $1,000,000 prize. Since that day, their lives have been a non-stop roller-coaster! Led by father Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs (www.olatedogs.com) are a high-energy, fast-paced act filled with doggie friendly and amazing pet tricks. The all-new LIVE theatrical show includes the infamous jumping rope, twirling spinning and fun-loving Olate Dogs made famous on America’s Got Talent… but there’s much more. With a doggy fashion show, a classic comedic routine by Richard Olate, music by Nicholas Olate and amazing cycling and juggling by his wife, the Olate Dogs show is fun for kids of all ages. Tickets available in person at the UVic Ticket Centre, over the phone (250-721-8480), or online

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Former Moscow Circus star Gregory Popovich leaves his regular Las Vegas gig behind to tour his juggling, clown and pet tricks act.

Former Moscow Circus star Gregory Popovich leaves his regular Las Vegas gig behind to tour his juggling, clown and pet tricks act. The Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre features domestic animals, all of whom Gregory Popovich, a fourth-generation Russian circus performer, rescued from animal shelters. Popovich customized each of his pets\’ onstage tricks to match their natural skills and tendencies.

By most accounts, the show’s highlights aren’t the pets tricks — although dogs answer math questions, one rides a push scooter and a cat pushes a stroller — no, the eyepopppers are the show’s incredible circus feats. Gregory Popovich and his cast of house cats, pooches and birds have appeared on David Letterman’s late-night television show, but the pet tricks involved are anything but stupid.

Dogs dance, kitties risk whiskers jumping through hoops and the geese are worth a gander. The show also features (human) European-style clowns and balancing acts. This show is a charmer for all ages and great for families. Tickets available in person, over the phone (250-721-8480), or online: https://tickets.uvic.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2595.html

General $38, Student (13 years and up) $28, Children (3-12 years) $18, Package pricing available in person or over the phone: Family Pacl (2 general and 2 students/children) $110, General 4 Pack $130

Royal BC Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Royal BC Museum on December 8, 2017.

Royal BC Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Victoria, BC– Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Royal BC Museum on December 8, 2017.  The exhibition is organized by the Natural History Museum in London. An annual competition, now in its 53rd year.

The 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year is Brent Stirton, a photojournalist from South Africa. Stirton won for his arresting image Memorial to a species. The image features a recently shot and de-horned black rhino in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve. It illustrates the devastation of poaching. Brent Stirtons’ image graphically depicts an animal that clearly suffered at the hands of humans. Stirton took this photograph to highlight the impact of the illegal trade of rhino products.

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Klaus Nigge / Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is selected by a jury which look at all the category winners and choose the most memorable and striking image as the grand title winner. Stirton’s image was selected from almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is an exceptional collection of the very best photographs of the natural world,” says Royal BC Museum CEO Prof. Jack Lohman. “By bringing this world-renowned exhibition to Western Canada, we hope to increase awareness of the need to understand and protect our natural areas for the people, plants and animals that depend on them.”

The Royal BC Museum is the only venue in western Canada hosting “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” exhibition. Visitors can view 100 extraordinary images from December 8, 2017 to April 2, 2018. The images range from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes. The exhibit is organized by subject categories and age ranges. There is something for everyone in this family-friendly exhibition.

Canada is represented by twelve-year-old Josiah Launstein, from Pincher Creek, Alberta, whose photograph The hairy raincoat is a finalist in the 11 to 14 year-old category.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition receives thousands of entries from professionals, gifted amateurs and young photographers. The international judging panel includes some of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts.

Each photograph on display is described by the photographer, alongside technical details including camera, lens, aperture and exposure.

The Royal BC Museum is hosting a lecture by Wildlife Photographer John E. Marriott on Thursday, November 30 at 7pm. John’s talk, Tall Tales, Long Lenses, is inspired by unforgettable images he has captured of animals. Tickets are $15 (10 per cent discount for members).

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Royal OnStage presents National Geographic Live

Dive deep into the world’s oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers. Watch as Brian Skerry’s images illuminate the vast, hidden world beneath the waves.   

Brian Skerry, Photographer

Ocean Wild: The Light Beneath the Seas

Dolphin Photo: Brian Skerry

Dive deep into the world’s oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers. Watch as Brian Skerry’s images illuminate the vast, hidden world beneath the waves.

Brian has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater using his camera to tell the story of some of the ocean’s most elusive inhabitants. His mission: to enlighten and inspire people to care about the beauty, bounty, and health of the world’s oceans.

Join him live on stage for an intimate look at dolphins’ intelligence, hangout with the enigmatic manatee, and explore the ocean in search of the first photos of Atlantic bluefin tuna in the wild.

*Ticket prices are subject to change.

*Tickets starting at $42.50

Royal BC Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Klaus Nigge / Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Victoria, BC– Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Royal BC Museum on December 8, 2017.  The exhibition is organized by the Natural History Museum in London. An annual competition, now in its 53rd year.

The 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year is Brent Stirton, a photojournalist from South Africa. Stirton won for his arresting image Memorial to a species. The image features a recently shot and de-horned black rhino in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve. It illustrates the devastation of poaching. Brent Stirtons’ image graphically depicts an animal that clearly suffered at the hands of humans. Stirton took this photograph to highlight the impact of the illegal trade of rhino products.

The winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is selected by a jury which look at all the category winners and choose the most memorable and striking image as the grand title winner. Stirton’s image was selected from almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Qing Lin / / Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is an exceptional collection of the very best photographs of the natural world,” says Royal BC Museum CEO Prof. Jack Lohman. “By bringing this world-renowned exhibition to Western Canada, we hope to increase awareness of the need to understand and protect our natural areas for the people, plants and animals that depend on them.”

The Royal BC Museum is the only venue in western Canada hosting this exhibition. Visitors can view 100 extraordinary images from December 8, 2017 to April 2, 2018. The images range from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes. The exhibit is organized by subject categories and age ranges. There is something for everyone in this family-friendly exhibition.

Canada is represented by twelve-year-old Josiah Launstein, from Pincher Creek, Alberta, whose photograph The hairy raincoat is a finalist in the 11 to 14 year-old category.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition receives thousands of entries from professionals, gifted amateurs and young photographers. The international judging panel includes some of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts.

Each photograph on display is described by the photographer, alongside technical details including camera, lens, aperture and exposure.

The Royal BC Museum is hosting a lecture by Wildlife Photographer John E. Marriott on Thursday, November 30 at 7pm. John’s talk, Tall Tales, Long Lenses, is inspired by unforgettable images he has captured of animals. Tickets are $15 (10 per cent discount for members).

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