Tuesday, November 22, 2011

So that's what a kinkajou really looks like!

Photo by Mattias Klum
A few weeks ago, Mark and I had the opportunity to see a presentation by Mattias Klum, the first of four speakers at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall presented by National Geographic.  A long-time National Geographic photographer, Mattias has capture stunning photographs of wildlife in some of the most inhospitable places on earth.

Photo by Mattias Klum
From photographing wildlife 400 ft up in the rainforest, to a misguided stunt perched at the top of a hot air balloon, to too-close-for-comfort encounters with a lioness and a cobra, Mattias is a true adventurer.  In his work, he has traveled all over the world with his wife and his two young sons, one of whom took his first steps in Antarctica.

Mattias’s quirky sense of humor and gorgeous photographs made for a spellbinding night.  Though what I really appreciated the most was learning about kinkajous and other threatened animals, that until that night I had only seen on Go Diego Go! :)

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