National Geographic Live!

National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series, and The Gazette are proud to announce “On the Trail of Big Cats” with Steve Winter, a National Geographic wildlife photographer with a specific focus on big cats. The event will take place at 7:30 PM, Thursday, July 12, at Paramount Theatre.

Winter specializes in wildlife photography, particularly big cat photography, and has been a National Geographic photographer since 1991. Winter has been named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and BBC Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year. He was a two-time winner of Picture of the Year International's Global Vision Award and won first prize in the nature story category from World Press Photo in 2008 and 2014.

Winter lectures globally on photography, big cats and conservation issues, and with his National Geographic Live program "On the Trail of Big Cats" he sells out venues sharing his stories about travelling the world to photograph cats and educating audiences on the importance of conservation. He has been interviewed on CBS Nightly News, NPR, BBC, and CNN and other media outlets. His film with Bertie Gregory, Mission Critical: Leopards at the Door, continues to run on Nat Geo WILD.

Growing up in rural Indiana, Steve dreamed of traveling the world as a photographer for National Geographic Magazine. His first camera was a gift from his father on his seventh birthday.

Individual show tickets: $30.00, $35.00, and $40.00. Student tickets are $20 with valid school ID. Ticket prices include a $4.00 facility fee. Additional fees and special offers may apply. Tickets are available at the Paramount Theatre Box Office, or by phone at 319-366-8203.

If you missed our first show Extreme Cave Diving: Exploring the Bahamas Blue Holes with Kenny Broad on April 26th, check out this review from Gazette freelancer Kathy Varney.

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