The Buffalo Zoo will team up with Kleinhans Music Hall to present the Western New York debut of "National Geographic Live: An Evening with Paul Nicklen." The event will take place on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at Kleinhans.
Nicklen is a renowned National Geographic photographer and biologist, working mostly in arctic climates. A unique childhood among the Inuit in Canada's Arctic and a professional background as a biologist enable Nicklen to take on the most inhospitable places on the planet, often working in sub-zero temperatures. His images reflect a reverence for the creatures inhabiting these isolated and threatened environments, and he hopes that his work will put real faces on climate change, making it impossible to ignore.
Nicklen recently earned one of photography's highest honors, the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year award (2012) for his photographs of emperor penguins under the ice - one of more than 20 top honors he has collected since he began his photographic career in 1995. He is the author of "Polar Obsession" (2009), a pictorial celebration of the polar ecosystems where he has spent most of his life.
The topic of Nicklen's presentation will be "Polar Obsession." The event will be an hour-long presentation with accompanying photography and video clips, followed by a Q-and-A session moderated by Dr. Donna Fernandes, president/CEO of the Buffalo Zoo. General admission tickets cost $25. Members of the Buffalo Zoo and the Buffalo Museum of Science and Buffalo Philharmonic subscribers can purchase tickets for a discounted price of $20. Student tickets are available for $10 with a valid student I.D.
Special VIP tickets will be available. The $75 package includes a one-hour meet-and-greet session with Nicklen preceding the presentation, as well as refreshments, polar bear-themed gifts, and priority seating. Tickets are available online at www.kleinhansbuffalo.org or by calling the Kleinhans box office at 716-885-5000.