Plunge into the underwater world of sharks, highlighting Brian Skerry’s unique combination of passion, skill, and technique.
National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry' is an 11-time award winner in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. He has also been recognized with awards from Pictures of the Year International, Nature’s Best, Communication Arts and is the only photographer to win the coveted Peter Benchley Award for Excellence in Media. In 2010 National Geographic magazine named one of Brian’s images among their 50 Greatest Photographs Of All Time and was awarded the 2016 National Geographic Photographer’s Photographer Award, an honor bestowed by his colleagues.
Skerry has gone to extraordinary lengths–and depths–to illustrate the beauty of these incredible and misunderstood creatures. His latest stories for National Geographic magazine explore the importance of these predators to our ecosystem and the dangers they face for survival. He's made 14 trips all over the world to photograph a multitude of shark species, including tiger sharks, great whites, oceanic whitetips, and shortfin makos.
SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry will plunge visitors into the underwater world of sharks, presenting a comprehensive body of photographic work, highlighting Skerry's unique combination of passion, skill, and technique. The exhibit will introduce visitors to several shark species and explore what makes these deep-sea dwellers unique, important, and, increasingly, endangered. Visitors will embark on a worldwide journey to better understand these apex predators and what it takes to photograph them.
SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry is brought to you by the TREC Foundation and its sponsors, the exhibit is traveled by National Geographic.
Programming is subject to modification or cancellation at the discretion of park staff. If you need an accommodation to participate in Park activities due to a disability, please contact Presque Isle State Park at 814-833-7424 to make arrangements for your visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs. Please call the Erie ASL Interpreters’ Office at (814) 806-2511 for more information about this service
Sunday, January 30 at 8:00am to 4:00pm
Presque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1, Erie, PA 16505-2042