FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2008
CONTACT: Diane Nevill, (623) 930-3554, Public Information Officer
Sarah Herlache, 623-930-3844, Reference Librarian
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Just about everyone has heard of the Galapagos Islands, but do you know where they are located? Picture northwestern South America. The Galapagos are a string of five volcanic islands lying just below the equator, about 600 miles to the west of Ecuador.
Renowned photographer Richard Maack is back from his extraordinary expedition to one of the earth’s most beautiful places with Lindblad/National Geographic. On Thursday, July 10, he will present “The Galapagos Islands: A Photographic Exploration” at 7 p.m. at Foothills Branch Library.
See the landscape and wildlife of what Charles Darwin called the “Enchanted Isles.” The islands are famed for their large number of unique species not found anywhere else. Darwin’s studies during the voyage of the Beagle contributed to his theory of evolution by natural selection.
Maack, the former photography editor of Arizona Highways and a long-time travel and editorial photographer, will present a spectacular slide show and discuss his experiences on this recent trip. He will also provide tips for making everyone’s travel photographs the best they can be.
The program is free. For more information, call 623-930-3844.