Hollywood Sharks vs. Real Sharks

May 21, 2020

Doug Perrine, World Famous Marine Photographer and Author

Over a lifetime, Doug Perrine has traveled the planet studying and photographing the marine environment with a particular passion for some of the oceanʻs largest and least understood animals -- sharks. In this presentation, Doug deconstructed the media bias concerning this large and diverse class of fishes, and shows how sharks portrayed in Hollywood and in the media are very different from the real behavior of these fascinating, ancient, and ecologically important animals. Through vibrant imagery, as well as intimate observations of these sometimes secretive animals, Doug shed light on their real behavior and life history.

Doug is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost marine wildlife photographers. His photographs have been reproduced in virtually every major nature magazine in the world, as well as in thousands of books, calendars, greeting cards, posters, etc., including more than 100 covers. His photography has won a number of awards, including the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition as the overall winner (2004), and also winner of the animal behavior category and the Nature's Best/Cemex competition in the Professional Marine Wildlife category. He is also the author of seven books on marine life and numerous magazine articles. Please join us for what is certain to be an enlightening encounter with a very misunderstood group of animals.

This live event is an extension of the Mokupāpapa Third Thursday By The Bay lecture series.