National Geo photog at Westminister
Westminster College and the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy present a multimedia presentation by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen on "Polar Obsession: Confronting a Melting Planet," on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory. The hall is located at 1840 South 1300 East in Salt Lake City.
Nicklen manages to capture the intricate delicacy of polar wonderlands and provides what few others can: a first-hand account-in pictures and words-of a world melting away under global warming. Seeking to bridge the gap between science and the public through his photography, Nicklen enthralls audiences with the stories of his journeys throughout some of the most beautiful and remote corners of our planet and inspires audiences to share his passion for, and commitment to, our planet.
He enjoyed a unique childhood, observing wildlife and exploring the frozen tundra and seascape of Baffin Island, most of which lies above the Arctic Circle in Nunavut, Canada. He received a BS in marine biology from the University of Victoria and worked as a wildlife biologist in the Northwest Territories before deciding to follow his dream of becoming a wildlife photographer.
The lecture is part of the 2010-2011 Weldon J. Taylor Executive Lecture Series, presented in partnership with the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy's Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series and American Express. All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents or www.utahdiplomacy.org.