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'National Geographic Live' returns to Kleinhans

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Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 04:50 pm

'Coral, Fire and Ice: Exploring Secret Underwater Worlds' with famed underwater photographers David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes

Explore a hidden universe through the eyes of the photographic team of David Doubilet and his underwater partner, Jennifer Hayes when they present "National Geographic Live's" "Coral, Fire and Ice: Exploring Secret Underwater Worlds."

The 90 -minute presentation with slides and a Q & A will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.

This event is made possible by the support of Ted and Kathy Truscott.

Doubilet is one of the most prolific living photographers at National Geographic magazine, and a legend for his groundbreaking work. Hayes is an aquatic biologist and a globally published photojournalist. The two will lead guests on a visual journey from their most recent National Geographic assignments, from the tropics to the polar ice.

Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, is a corner of the coral triangle that also includes the Philippines and Indonesia, and is the center of the world in terms of marine biodiversity. Discover an unspoiled wilderness of water, crowded with layers of life: from fingernail-sized pygmy seahorses to 60-foot-tall towers of barracudas.

Then, journey south to the cold, ice-filled waters of Antarctica, where the team moves through and under the ice to capture images of the hidden world of the leopard seals, penguins, shipwrecks and Doubilet's newest work on the sculptural beauty of icebergs. Finally, follow the team north to Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence, an extraordinary world of whales, wolfish, salmon - and the harp seal, a remarkable creature fighting to survive in a world of shrinking sea ice.

General admission seating is $35, with student tickets $15 and reserved VIP seats priced at $75 (VIP includes a meet-and0greet at 5:30 p.m. with the photographers). Tickets are available by calling the Kleinhans box office at 716-885-5000 or online at www.kleinhansbuffalo.org

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