Our National Geographic Live Series is Back!

Our National Geographic Live Series is Back!
More inspiring and eye-opening stories await you this year

AMONG GIANTS: A LIFE WITH WHALES
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 @ 7.30PM

Imagine staring into the eye of a 210-ton, 100-foot long, blue whale. For National Geographic photographer Charles “Flip” Nicklin, this is practically a lifelong privilege. From Alaska to Antarctica, Maui to Mexico, Nicklin has spent the last 40 years traveling in the wake of whales and has more than 5,500 dives under his belt. His ability to free dive to depths of nearly 100 feet – leaving behind his oxygen tank – allows him to swim near enough to record whale behavior without interrupting it. Hear Nicklin’s stories of adventure swimming alongside these awe-inspiring creatures, and discover what makes them among the most magical and mysterious animals on earth.

ON THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS: TIGER, COUGARS, AND SNOW LEOPARDS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18 @ 7.30PM

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.

EXTREME CAVE DIVING: EXPLORING THE BAHAMAS’ BLUE HOLES
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 @ 7.30PM

Kenny Broad, National Geographic’s Explorer of the Year for 2011, is also an accomplished cave diver. He pursues this extreme avocation not for sport but to gain valuable insights. Doubling as a recognized, and quite funny, environmental anthropologist, Broad uses his research to solve problems of climate change and freshwater resource management. Join him for a fantastic voyage into the beautiful but dangerous “blue holes” of the Bahamas—a potential treasure trove of scientific knowledge, captured in incredible images and video.

RHINOS, RICKSHAWS & REVOLUTIONS
THURSDAY, APRIL 26 @ 7.30PM

Since beginning her career covering such stories as the conflict in Kosovo and the disputed Pakistan-India border, photojournalist Ami Vitale has let one principle guide her work: to live the story. That means she’s gone to tremendous lengths to capture the power of the human spirit even in the face of adversity— living in mud huts, contracting malaria, and braving civil war in Guinea-Bissau. But soon, another philosophy began to overtake her work: “you can’t talk about humanity without talking about nature.” Thus, she chronicles her journey from documenting warzones to helping to reintroduce rhinos to the wild, and donning a panda costume to remain anonymous among the giant mammals.

National Geographic Live! brings to Waterloo Region the magic, knowledge, and experience that has made National Geographic famous the world over for its reporting and eye-opening stories. Don’t miss your chance to hear these engaging storytellers, as they recount the adventures most of us only ever read about. Get your tickets now.