Picturing Urban Wildlife
The Getty Center
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; advance ticket required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below.
Looking out from the Getty Center and the Getty Villa you see not only spectacular views, but also the home of a variety of wildlife which has found ways to co-exist with human inhabitants. Some of these animalssuch as P-22, the mountain lion who has taken up residence in Griffith Parkhave recently become well known due to widely disseminated photographs of them. Photographers not only bestow fame on some of these spectacular, adaptive creatures. Using the latest technologies, urban wildlife photography has also greatly increased our understanding of animal behavior in densely populated areas. This knowledge can help humans decrease their impact on the environment. In this panel Steve Winter, who photographed P-22 in front of the Hollywood sign, Johanna Turner, a "citizen scientist" whose remote cameras have captured images of lions, cougars, raccoons, and other animals, and Justin Brown of the National Park Service, discuss the challenges and rewards of urban wildlife photography. Moderated by Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California Director of the National Wildlife Federation and author of When Mountain Lions are Neighbors.
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