Among Giants, a Life with Whales: lecture and slide presentation with Flip Nicklin
at The Lensic
Thursday, September 22, 2011
$10/15 / 100 per couple benefit ticket includes book and pre reception
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Flip is the world’s premier cetacean photographer for publications such as National Geographic and the author of Among Giants, A Life with Whales, a book of extraordinary images. Flip was recently named North American Nature Photography Association 2012 Photographer of the Year.
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The Lensic is pleased to present an evening of storytelling and magnificent images from the deep with Charles “Flip” Nicklin, the world’s premier whale photographer. National Geographic’s longtime ‘whale guy,’ Flip has served as the lead whale photographer and marine mammal specialist for the National Geographic Society, which has featured his photos and audio tracks of humpback and killer whales in numerous magazines and television specials since 1976.
$100.00 per couple tickets include a pre event reception in the Sunset room at the Eldorado hotel from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m with Filp Nicklin.
It’s no exaggeration to say that his photos, published worldwide, have virtually defined these graceful, powerful creatures in the mind of the general public—even as they helped open new ground in the field of marine mammalogy. Among Giants is the first major collection of his work.
Flip’s career had an unusual start. It all began in 1965, when his father, Chuck, a dive shop owner, helped to rescue a Bryde’s Whale that had been caught in an anchor line. A photo was taken of Chuck astride the whale just before its release from the line. The photo was carried by wire services around the world, and the event made an impression on the young Flip.
Inspired by both photography and diving, Flip bummed around until he got a chance to work as an assistant with humpback-whale research in Maui. There he got an iconic photograph of a male whale head down in the water, singing, and he was on his way.
Humpbacks, narwhals, sperm whales, orcas—these and countless other giants of the ocean parade through Among Giants, spouting, breaching, singing, and raising their young. Nicklin’s photographs bring us so completely into the underwater world of whales that we can’t help but feel awe, while the winning, personal accounts of his adventures remind us of what it’s like to be a lone diver sharing their sea.