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Documenting Earth’s Extremes: Getting The Shot & Staying Alive”
Explorer & photographer George Kourounis shares hair-raising tales from his many worldwide expeditions to photograph storms, volcanoes and other natural disasters. He’ll also give you tips on how to use bad weather to your advantage, how to protect your gear, and how to stay safe in the worst conditions imaginable.
George is an explorer/photographer/storm chaser/& TV presenter who is known globally as a expert who specializes in extreme forces of nature and natural disasters. For over 20 years he's been on the scene during Mother Nature’s worst temper tantrums, including tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, avalanches, floods, and any other extreme you can imagine. His adventures have taken him to 70+ countries, across all seven continents to places such as Madagascar, North Korea, The Congo, Vanuatu, Antarctica, Venezuela, Greenland, and Siberia.
He is an Explorer-In-Residence with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a National Geographic Society expedition leader, the chairman of The Explorers Club Canadian Chapter, and was named one of Canada’s top 45 living explorers by Canadian Geographic Magazine. George has given several international TEDx talks and has addressed the United Nations Environmental Emergencies Forum. He regularly appears on television, commenting on weather events and disasters, and has hosted 49 episodes his own TV series “Angry Planet”, which aired globally on numerous networks.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THIS SESSION WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA WEBEX. PLEASE WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR WEBEX LINK DETAILS. THE OCC LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PROGRAM IN A DIGITAL FORMAT.