National Geographic Live returns to the Sydney Opera House on July 21 & Aug 25 with epic tales of adventure from the most remote corners of the planet. Discover what it’s like to be on assignment with Nat Geo, as two real life explorers share their most intense and inspiring encounters.
INTO THE ICY REALMS – 21 JULY 2013
‘Into the Icy Realms’ sees Paul Nicklen embrace the extreme to share some of his most some intense encounters while on assignment for National Geographic magazine. As a biologist and photojournalist, he reveals the incredible challenges he faces in order to discover and capture images of some of the planet’s most elusive polar creatures.
From narwhals, walruses, and bowhead whales in the Arctic to a close encounter with a female leopard seal in the Antarctic who spent days ‘feeding’ him penguins, Nicklen’s emotional yet humorous portrayal of his most electrifying, humbling and satisfying wildlife experiences will leave audiences intensely inspired.
GRIZZLIES, PIRANHAS AND MAN-EATING PIGS – 25 AUGUST 2013
In ‘Grizzlies, Piranhas and Man-Eating Pigs,’ Joel Sartore braves the front line of exploration and shares an intimate and humorous look at what could be the best—and worst—job in the world.
Across 20 years on assignment for National Geographic magazine, Sartore has ventured into the most challenging and beautiful environments in order to photograph a planet worth saving. From the heat of the Amazon to the brutal chills of the Arctic, he has been chased by wolves, grizzlies, must oxen, lions, elephants, and polar bears.