They may look cute when curled up on your couch, but their not-too-distant relatives out in the jungle are likely less than cuddly.
Endangered, wild and unpredictable, big cats can be found throughout most of the world and are both fascinating and frightening. As part of the National Geographic Live series Jan. 29 at the Royal Theatre, award-winning photographer Steve Winter will reveal these mysterious beasts in new and awe-inspiring ways in a presentation he calls On the Trail of Big Cats.
|Tigers in Bandhavgarh National Park in India. Photo by Steve Winter
From the Himalaya mountains in India, to Latin American jungles, to urban California, Winter has endured all manner of terrible weather and unwelcoming terrain to capture incredible photos of these often difficult-to-locate creatures.
Perhaps best known for his nocturnal shot of a cougar under the “Hollywood” sign in Los Angeles, Winter not only photographs big cats, he is actively working to save them from extinction. Many of the big cats he photographs are becoming ever harder to find, as their numbers dwindle and the ones that remain avoid humans at all costs.
Winter will elaborate on his adventures and efforts towards conservation during his talk, all while introducing the audience to some of the most fascinating and fearsome cats on earth.
Tickets for On the Trail of Big Cats start at $37.50 and can be purchased at rmts.bc.ca or by phone at 260-386-6121.