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Behind the Curtain: Secrets of the Whales with Brian Skerry

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Nat Geo Live: Behind the Curtain: Secrets of the Whales with Brian Skerry

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 4pm PDT

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Join us to celebrate Earth Day with Brian Skerry

In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a special behind-the-curtain look at National Geographic Explorer and Photographer Brian Skerry’s riveting journey as he sets out to discover the hidden culture of whales in the new Disney+ original series, Secrets of the Whales. The show will also include special insight into the pages of the May issue of National Geographic magazine, The Ocean issue, and Skerry's beautiful new book, Secrets of the Whales.

This special event will include stories and visuals, and live, moderated audience Q&A with Brian Skerry.

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Brian Skerry is a photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Since 1998, he has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine, covering a wide range of subjects and stories. He was named a National Geographic Society Photography Fellow in 2014 and a National Geographic Society Storytelling Fellow in 2017. In 2017, he was also awarded the title of Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year.

For National Geographic magazine, Skerry has covered a wide range of stories, from the harp seal’s struggle to survive in frozen waters to the alarming decrease in the world’s fisheries to dolphin intelligence—all cover stories. A fourth cover story in February 2017 focused on protecting special underwater ecosystems in U.S. waters, and during this coverage Skerry produced the first images of a sitting U.S. president underwater.

Photo by Steve De Neef

Skerry is an 11-time award winner in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. He has also been recognized with awards from Pictures of the Year International, Nature’s Best, Communication Arts, and is the only photographer to win the coveted Peter Benchley Award for Excellence in Media. In 2010, National Geographic magazine named one of Skerry images among their 50 Greatest Photographs of All Time and in 2016, he was awarded the National Geographic Photographer’s Photographer Award, an honor bestowed by his colleagues, other National Geographic photographers. The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences awarded Skerry the 2019 NOGI Award for Arts, an award frequently referred to as the "Underwater Oscar."

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