Press Release

Journey to the End of the Earth…and Beyond

BLUE HILL, Maine — International wildlife and travel photographer Gary Harmatz will present an illustrated talk about his recent trip to Antarctica at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Blue Hill Public Library. Harmatz will take the audience to this land of dazzling landscapes, crystalline glaciers, and dramatic carved ice mountains soaring above an untamed frozen wilderness. Audience members will experience the wonders of the natural world of the subcontinent’s wildlife, including seals, penguins and whales, and then will travel on to the Argentine and Chilean sides of Patagonia, ending at one of the great natural wonders of the world Iguazu Falls.

Gary Harmatz has been a wildlife, nature, travel and underwater photographer for over 25 years. As a wildlife photographer, his pursuit of adventure and those rare moments of capturing that intimate connection between man and animal have taken him around the planet. Whether it is photographing nearly extinct mountain gorillas in Central Africa, orangutans in the rain forests of Borneo or to the frozen north to capture images of polar bears or baby harp seals, he has been able to capture the essence of these animals. He has an extensive library of the major groups of animals from east, central and southern Africa.

Gary’s sense of color, light, composition and his ability to tell a story with his photography make him a unique photographer and lecturer. He has presented both internationally and the throughout the United States. He makes his home both in Los Angeles and on the coast of Maine. For more information call the Library at 374-5515.

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