Sometimes the timing just works out. After disembarking National Geographic Sea Bird in Seattle, I headed south to San Diego to catch the opening of National Geographic Photographer Flip Nickin’s “Among Giants” exhibit at the Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Museum of Natural History. The exhibit is part of a nationwide book tour for the release of his new book “Among Giants.”
In part sponsored by the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance, Flip’s keynote presentation blew away the hundreds in attendance with life-size images of whales and dolphins projected on the multi-story IMAX screen.
A reception followed, where I was honored to have 6 prints hanging alongside Flip’s legendary work, which filled the hall.
Fellow National Geographic Photographer Paul Nicklen (no relation) also had prints hanging in the exhibit, along with prints by gallery owner Abe Ordover shot on board the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet of ships. Whale sculptures by Randy Puckett put the exhibit over the top.
The exhibit will run through December 31, 2011 in the Ordover Gallery, in the fourth floor atrium of San Diego Museum of Natural History.
So if the timing works out, be sure and catch this exhibit in San Diego before the end of the year. Safe travels.
Dispatch from the Field by Ralph Lee Hopkins
Director of Expedition Photography
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic