A Photographic Journey: Climate and Antarctica

Posted May 6, 2019 at 5:49 am by

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.

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Categories: Animals, Education, Wildlife

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