Panthera’s Director of Media and National Geographic photographer, Steve Winter, spent a decade in search of wild tigers, devoted to capturing their magnificence and telling their story, and hoping to reinvigorate global concern as their numbers continued to dwindle. In 2007, freelance environmental journalist Sharon Guynup was working on a story about poaching in India's Kaziranga National Park--when she glimpsed her first wild tiger and began writing regularly about big cats. Now, their photographs and stories can be seen in the newly published Panthera-National Geographic book, entitled ‘Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.’
Join Winter and Guynup on Tuesday, February 11th, for a special presentation on the ‘Tigers Forever’ book at New York City’s Mid-Manhattan Library. Winter and Guynup will show powerful images featured in the Tigers Forever book, share field stories from their adventures photographing and documenting wild tigers, and discuss tiger behavior, why these cats have been feared and revered throughout human history, the threats they face and the bold conservation initiatives carried out through Panthera’s Tigers Forever program to save the species from extinction.
This event is open to the public and free of charge. A Q&A with the audience will follow the presentation.
Learn more about the book Tigers Forever at www.tigersforeverbook.com
Steve Winter is the Director of Media for Panthera and has been a National Geographic photographer for almost two decades. He has produced stories for GEO, National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Natural History, Audubon, Business Week, Scientific American, and Stern, among other publications. Winter became a National Geographic Society Photographer in 1991, covering a multitude of subjects for the magazine, including Cuba, Russia's giant Kamchatka bears, tigers in Myanmar's Hukaung Valley, life along Myanmar's Irrawaddy River, jaguars in Latin America, and snow leopards in Ladakh, India. Learn more about Steve Winter @ http://bit.ly/1bfLV5j.
Sharon Guynup writes on science, wildlife conservation, and environmental issues. Her work has appeared in Smithsonian, Scientific American, The Huffington Post, the Boston Globe, BBC Wildlife, and Audubon, among others. She launched the State of the Wild book series analyzing the status of the world’s wildlife and wild lands, published by Island Press, and has taught in New York University’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Masters Program. Learn more about Sharon Guynup at www.sharonguynup.com