Story last updated at 4/22/2009 - 10:59 am
JUNEAU - National Geographic humpback whale photographer Flip Nicklin will be the featured presenter Monday, April 27 in an evening sponsored by the Whale Project, the community group that has commissioned Skip Wallen to create a humpback whale sculpture and fountain for Juneau's waterfront.
Nicklin will show videos and discuss his career as a whalephotographer. He has 20 National Geographic feature stories and has published ten books, three of them with National Geographic.
His latest book, just out, is with preeminent humpbackwhale researcher Dr. Jim Darling. Nicklin's photos of blue whalesare featured in the March 2009 issue of the National Geographic.
Skip Wallen is the sculptor of two bronzes in Juneau -the "Windfall Fisherman" by the courthouse and the "Gang ofFour" by the DIPAC Hatchery.
The Whale Project has commissioned this new work in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Alaska Statehood.
The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27 at the Egan lecture hall on the University of Alaska Southeast campus. The suggested donation is $10.