Coverage and Plans
typically have several presentations scheduled, and here are the details.
Some of these are open to the public and some are not.
21st - 7:00pm
Island - Nature's Masterpiece
||In November of 2015,
I explored South Georgia Island as we made forays ashore from our
Expedition ship Ortelius. South Georgia Island, is the diamond in
the Southern Ocean's crown jewels of Sub-Antarctic islands, a spectacular
glaciated landscape home to some of the greatest wildlife densities
found anywhere on earth.We will go ashore to visit the huge Fur
Seal Colonies and to witness the titanic struggle between bull Elephant
Seals, each battling to become beach-master. We will visit King
Penguin colonies numbering 335,000 pairs or more, and we’ll
see and hear their struggles to survive in a challenging climate,
where some of the roughest seas in the world meet. This island,
just 100 miles long and with 100 million birds, is the most wildlife-rich
island on the planet! Framed by a backdrop of endless glaciers and
snow-covered mountain scenics, the landscape is simply spectacular.
Join us for this educational and visually stunning presentation
about this beautiful and wildlife-rich part of the world.
||Des Moines Sierra
Club -Northwest Community Center - 5110 Franklin Ave.
Time - 1:30-3:00pm
|Safari To Botswana
||"If you would like
to view some very intimate images of Africa, including birds and
mammals with young, catching prey, and interacting in fascinating
ways, please join us. You will learn about African wildlife, and
hear some incredible first-hand stories. Best mammals, include lion,
leopard, cape buffalo, hippo, African Wild Cat, and the rare and
elusive Wild Dog. African bird life is fantastic and very viewable,
and many images were captured by photographing from boats plying
the Chobe River and along the winding channels of Botswana's famed
- Johnston Public Library - 6700 Merle
Time - 2:00pm
||The interaction between
animals and their environments is the engine that keeps the planet
healthy for all of us. But for many species, time is running out.
When you remove one, it affects us all.
coordination with the Univeristy of Iowa, who is hosting the The
National Geographic Photo Ark exhibit, I will give a presentation
(words and images) in an effort to raise awareness of and find
solutions to some of the most pressing issues affecting wildlife
and their habitats.
- Univeristy of Iowa, Iowa City
5th - Time
||As an icon of the north-country,
the Loon has created magic for all who have enjoyed his antics and
that magical “call of the wild”. I will lecture on the
life history of the Loon, and will share many stunning images. Having
made many trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota,
I have captured iconic images of a female loon, on the nest, with
youngsters riding on her back, and even the male feeding the young,
as they rest there. I'll share many anecdotes and will relate how
a nature photographer pre-visualizes and plans a wilderness photography
||N4C Mini Convention
- Panora - St. Thomas Center - Panora
Time - TBD
|Topic - TBD
||Topic description to
||Des Moines Camera
Club Annual Awards Banquet - Vivians - 400 Walnut St #101,
Time - 11:30
Return of Iowa's Bald Eagles
||Slideshow and lecture
regarding the return of Iowa's Bald Eagles to Iowa. Lots of amazing
facts and stories about Bald Eagles going about ther day to day
lives, and of course there will be plenty of stunning photos of
eagles at the nest, raising young, catching fish, and coping with
a harsh winter environment.
- Brown Bag lunch event- Grimes Nature Center