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Gualala Arts Lecture Series presents:
Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica

with Siegfried Matull
Monday, June 28, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Admission is $5

Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica, with Siegfried Matull Returning for his third talk in four years on June 28, 2010, Siegfried Matull will present photos that reveal the mystery of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia Island with images that capture the unusual polar light that magically paints scenes in unbelievably diverse hues.

His outstanding photographs capture the world's greatest concentration of diverse wildlife, as well as a variety of giant glaciers and spectacular icebergs.

Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica, with Siegfried Matull Siegfried and his wife Gretel were able to study and photograph seven species of penguins - Rockhopper, Macaroni, Magellanic, Adelie, Chinstrap, Gentoo and the beautiful King Penguins. It was an incredible experience when their Zodiac boat landed on a beach, where a giant rookery of about half a million King Penguins live and breed. On another beach landing, they observed and photographed about 200,000 Black-browed Albatrosses.

With this trip, the couple has now visited all seven continents during their worldwide photo travel adventures. For Siegfried and Gretel, Antarctica is unbelievably stunning with wildlife still totally unafraid of the people who visit here! From the small Polar Star ship, they made twenty-six landings and photographed a great variety of birds, whales, dolphins, and seals, including close-up shots of the giant and vicious Leopard Seals.

Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica, with Siegfried Matull An extremely skilled photographer with an eye for the unusual, Matull has been a frequent lecturer at photography conferences and has judged many national and international photo salons including the prestigious Austrian Supercircuit in Linz, Austria. He has received 102 gold medals and has achieved first place awards in the Photographic Society of America's annual contests in both Nature and Photojournalism categories.

The couple is anxious to share in their photo-talk what Siegfried calls by far the most exciting, surprising, and fascinating journey of their entire lives!

There is no advanced ticket sale for the presentation, but a $5 admission fee will be collected at the door.

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