National Geographic Live presents “On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards” | SummitDaily.com

National Geographic Live presents “On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards”

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Breckenridge Creative Arts hosts the third presentation in National Geographic Live's three-part speaker series on Friday, May 27 at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge at 7:30 p.m.

"On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards" features intrepid explorer and photographer Steve Winter. Trek into some of the world's most remote locations with him as he tracks down big cats. From explorations high in India's Himalaya in search of rare snow leopards to stalking the elusive jaguar through Latin American jungles, this determined explorer ventures far and wide to come face to face with his subjects.

While these felines may be endangered, they're still wild, unpredictable creatures — and tracking them in their own domains can be more dangerous still. Winter has been attacked by rhinos and gotten stuck in quicksand while working in the field. But he's had lighter moments as well: mishaps with remote-controlled cameras and managing to photograph a cougar under the famous "Hollywood" sign. Throughout it all, his mission is to share the beauty of big cats while reinvigorating efforts to save them.

Winter has won the world's top photojournalism awards including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year. His decade-long project to document the world's disappearing tigers recently culminated in his stunning National Geographic book, "Tigers Forever."

Tickets are $25 and $35; $10 student and children and are on sale now at the Riverwalk Center Ticket Office, by phone at (970) 547-3100 or online at breckcreate.org.

IF YOU GO

What: National Geographic Live presents “On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards”

When: Friday, May 27; 7:30 p.m.

Where: Riverwalk Center, 150 W Adams Ave, Breckenridge

Cost: Tickets are $25 and $35; $10 student and children; purchase tickets at the Riverwalk Center Ticket Office, by phone at (970) 547-3100 or online at breckcreate.org.