A Photographic Journey: Climate and Antarctica

Penguins on the Salisbury Plain, South Georgia – Peter Cavanagh photo

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5:30 pm, at Brickworks (150 Nichols St., Friday Harbor), photographer, filmmaker, former NASA researcher, bird expert, and Lopezian Peter Cavanagh will present a photographic journey of a voyage along the Scotia Arc to Antarctica.

Come learn more about the vast polar desert, its amazing wildlife, and how changes in climate there impact the San Juan Islands locally and globally.

Peter and the voyagers stopped in several of the Falkland Islands and made landings on penguin-packed beaches in the wildlife paradise of South Georgia. An eventful passage across the Scotia Sea opened up vistas of massive icebergs, snow-capped mountains rising from the ocean, and colonies of Adelie and Chinstrap Penguins. Recent changes in climate and krill harvesting raise the question of how many more generations will be able to enjoy this vast polar desert in its current abundance. 

Peter is a Pacific Northwest photographer who specializes in photographing birds in flight. His interest in bird flight originates from his love of nature, his professional training in biomechanics, his background as an instrument-rated private pilot, and his passion for photography. Click here to learn more about Peter.

This event is sponsored by Friends of the San Juans and Rainshadow Solar.

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 5:49 am by

Categories: Animals, Education, Wildlife

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