Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

Experience an epic African wildlife park through the eyes of an Emmy Award-winning natural history cinematographer.

A childhood in East Africa gave Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Bob Poole a fierce curiosity about the natural world as well as an adventurous spirit. Now, for a new 6-part PBS/Nat Geo International series, Bob is drawing on that experience to document the rebirth of a lost Eden: Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, a jewel of Africa’s parks system until civil war almost destroyed it. There, he joined forces with rangers and scientists (including his sister, renowned elephant researcher Joyce Poole), on perhaps the biggest conservation project on the planet. He’ll share secrets of filming lions, crocs, elephants, and spectacular scenery, and tell how he cracked the “Gorongosa code”—learning to read the landscape and find prime locations for filming the park’s spectacular wildlife.

Join the acclaimed cinematographer and filmmaker for unforgettable images and stories of Gorongosa’s majestic animals—and learn how the wild places we’ve broken can be put back together.

Secure your season tickets by Wed., May 27 and be automatically entered for a chance to win a National Geographic Photography Workshop in NYC!

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National Geographic Live Explorers Circle

Join the Explorers Circle and get closer to the action! For an additional $350, you receive:

  • An invitation to an exclusive reception with palentologist Nizar Ibrahim (Nov. 17)
  • A signed keepsake
  • Acknowledgement of your support on NYU Skirball's website
  • A tax-deductible contribution of $250 to help ensure the continuation of National Geographic Live at NYU Skirball
  • Additional NYU Skirball Member benefits

National Geographic Live 2015–16 Lineup

Enric Sala, Pristine Seas: OCTOBER 20 | 7:30
Nizar Ibrahim, Spinosarus: Giant of the CretaceousNovember 17 | 7:30
Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, K2: Danger and Desire on the Savage Mountain: February 23 | 7:30
Bob Poole, Gorongosa: a Cameraman's Journal: March 29 | 7:30

Photo credit: Joyce Poole