The Timberline Theatre, NIC Campus, Campbell River January 29, 2019.
The Malaspina Theatre, VIU Campus, Nanaimo, January 21, 2019.
Working as a Photographer in residence aboard expedition cruise ships in Antarctica this visual presentation is the culmination of 4 yrs of travel at the bottom of the world. Antarctica-In Depth strives to not only entertain but to help create ambassadors of the audience with first hand information of this unique and fragile region of our planet. Humorous yet thought provoking, Boomer’s laid back presentation style has won audiences over at capacity filled venues each time he has presented. Consisting of both stills and video, this 1 1/2 hr presentation invites you to explore the “white continent” with it’s foreboding landscape, mountainous icebergs and unique polar wildlife including the ever loving penguin, various whale populations, seals and pelagic sea birds all captured in front of the camera lens.
South Georgia, nicknamed the “Serengeti of the polar region” for it’s incredible concentration of wildlife lies in a remote area of the Southern Ocean, remote and inhospitable yet teeming with wildlife, the King Penguin colony at St. Andrews boasting close to a quarter million Penguins alone!
Along with incredible wildlife images, audience’s will also learn about the historic shore based whaling stations at Grytviken, Stromness and Leith Harbour, haunting reminders of a bygone industry that decimated the local whale and seal populations in the early 19th and 20th century. For those history buffs the lecture also touches on Shackleton’s epic struggle for survival which played out on the shores of Elephant Island culminating with his epic 1500km dash across the Southern Ocean to the shores of South Georgia. Partial proceeds from these presentations goes to The Georgia Strait Alliance and The Greenways Land trust for they’re ongoing conservation and protection of our environment!
I hope to see you, and look forward to spending this exciting evening together!
Boomer, thru his great open personality has the ability to connect with people and to be able to teach to both beginner and advanced photographers alike. Boomers portfolio demonstrates his innate ability for storytelling no matter what the subject is!
“BBC Wildlife photographer of the year”
Canadian Geographic, Photographer in residence
‘Trying to find new ideas in photography is very hard so its always a pleasure to meet someone who sees the world through a fresh lens. It’s been a joy to be shooting alongside Boomer, sharing perspectives on photos and learning how he operates. He’s a thinker and this makes you think . . . and that’s the best route to taking better pictures’
Chris Packham ,
BBC Broadcaster and Photographer
Presentation Dates: Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, Malaspina Theatre, VIU Campus Nanaimo
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, Timberline Theatre, North Island Campus, Campbell River
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation starts at 7pm.
Tickets: Advance tickets are available online at Strathcona Photography $18.00 ea $20.00 at the door, cash only.