Ocean Music Action presents Lecture: Octopus, Seahorse, Jellyfish: A Deeper Dive with David Liittschwager

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Octopus, Seahorse, Jellyfish: A Deeper Dive with David Liittschwager
Photo by David Liittschwager

Remarkably beautiful yet surprisingly elusive, the octopus, the seahorse, and the jellyfish are some of the world's most alluring species. Looking closely is what David Liittschwager does best, as evidenced in his most recent photography collection - the result of 12 years of painstaking effort. Trekking to the four corners of the globe, his 500-pound photo studio in tow, Liittschwager utilizes light and lenses to reveal details of animals rarely seen by humans. "Nature loves to hide," Liittschwager observes. "I want to see." With this lecture, Liittschwager allows the rest of us to join him.

Liittschwager has photographed more than a dozen assignments for National Geographic, specializing in portraiture of natural history subjects. He has published six books and is a regular contributor to popular magazines and scientific publications. Liittschwager's photography has been exhibited at major museums including the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and the Smithsonian National Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. He lives in San Francisco.

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Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030


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