Rare look into southernmost tip with Valley photographer

Renowned life and recreation photographer Boomer Jerritt presents Antarctic In-Depth, a rare and extraordinary look at the beauty and wonder of the world’s most southern tip.

Jerritt’s photography lecture is the second in a series of travel adventure presentations that will be held at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.

Following on the success of Jerritt’s three sold out shows in 2017 to audiences of more than 400 guests, this awe-inspiring presentation will feature brand new, never before seen images.

Presented with fascinating tales of what it was like to work as a photographer-in-resident with One Ocean Expeditions, Jerritt will relive his journey standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s most celebrated wildlife photographers including Daisy Gilardini, National Geographic, and Chris Packham, BBC broadcaster and photographer.

Widely featured in publications across B.C. and extensively throughout the Comox Valley, Jerritt has a phenomenal ability to be in the moment, patiently waiting for the right image to unfold, and then to share such skill sets with other highly accomplished professionals.

“Trying to find new ideas in photography is very hard so it’s always a pleasure to meet someone who sees the world through a fresh lens,” expressed Packham, who is being hailed as the next David Attenborough. “It’s been a joy to be shooting alongside Boomer, sharing perspectives on photos and learning how he operates. He’s a thinker and this makes you think … and that’s the best route to taking better pictures.”

In the upcoming lecture series, Jerritt will showcase breath-taking imagery of South Georgia, known as the ‘Serengeti of the polar world’ because of its concentration of animals, and share exciting imagery of the large eluvial plains of St. Andrews, Salsbury Plain and Gold Harbour, which host over a quarter of a million King Penguins.

For the history enthusiasts, footage including key points of interest from the Shackleton Endurance saga, Stromness, King Hakkon Bay, the Shackleton waterfall, and Grytkiven will be featured.

Having been down to the Antarctic Peninsula over a dozen times, Jerritt will also feature images from the Bransfield and Gerlache Strait areas, a heavy glaciated environment which shares visual space with huge tabular icebergs, feeding humpback whales, leopard seals and, of course, those comical, curious penguins.

Advance tickets are $15 or $20 at the door, with partial proceeds going to support the Cumberland Community Forest Society, a non-profit Jerritt proudly supports.

Tickets can be purchased on Boomer Jerritt’s website at https://strathconaphotography.com/antarctica-in-depth.

You can also contact Jerritt via email at boomersphoto@shaw.ca or by phone at (250) 871-4125 to reserve a spot.


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