Olympus Imaging is sponsoring the Australian and New Zealand legs of the 2014 National Geographic Live! series, with events from July 27 to October 14 in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Wollongong, Auckland and Wellington.
The ‘Coral, Fire & Ice’ series (July-August), features renowned National Geographic photographer David Doubilet, while ‘Extreme Adventure on the Edge’ with award-winning filmmaker Bryan Smith, (September – October), will see him share extraordinary tales of adventure. Prestigious venues such as the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Hamer Hall have been chosen for the lavish audiovisual presentations.
David Doubilet (pictured right) and Bryan Smith will recount experiences as correspondents for the National Geographic magazine and the National Geographic Channel.
David Doubilet is one of the world’s most well-regarded underwater photographers, and has photographed over 70 stories for National Geographic, reporting on coral reefs, historic shipwrecks, ocean predators and other exotic marine creatures. His presentation will range from tropical coral environments through to the Gulf of St Lawrence, to the ice-filled waters of Antarctica.
Bryan Smith (pictured left) will share gripping moments from his assignments documenting extreme feats and high adventure in the world’s most challenging environments.
Olympus Imaging is Photography and Audio sponsor for the tour.
Dates & Venues
CORAL, FIRE & ICE:
Sydney, July 27, Sydney Opera House
Melbourne, August 1, Hamer Hall
Perth, August 3, Heath Ledger Theatre
Wellington, August 7, Te Papa National Museum
Auckland, August 9, Aoteo Centre
EXTREME ADVENTURE ON THE EDGE:
Perth, September 28, Heath Ledge Theatre
Auckland, October 1, Aoteo Centre
Wellington, October 2, Te Papa National Museum
Melbourne, October 4, Hamer Hall
Sydney, October 11, Sydney Opera House
Wollongong, October 14, Wollongong University