COMOX VALLEY RECORD
Boomer Jerritt has turned the world upside-down in his ongoing bid to help people see things in a different way.
The Courtenay-based photographer shares a rare and extraordinary look at the beauty and wonder of the world’s most southern tip in Antarctic In-Depth, the latest in a series of Comox Valley travel adventure presentations.
Presented with tales of what it was like to work as a photographer-in-resident with One Ocean Expeditions, Jerritt will relive his journey standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s most celebrated wildlife photographers including National Geographic’s Daisy Gilardini and BBC broadcaster and photographer Chris Packham.
He will showcase breath-taking imagery of South Georgia, known as the ‘Serengeti of the polar world’ because of its concentration of animals, and share exciting shots of the large eluvial plains of St. Andrews, Salsbury Plain and Gold Harbour, which host over a quarter of a million King Penguins.
The show is scheduled for the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, with partial proceeds going to support the Cumberland Community Forest Society.
For the history enthusiasts, footage including key points of interest from the Shackleton Endurance saga, Stromness, King Hakkon Bay, the Shackleton waterfall, and Grytkiven will be featured.
Having been down to the Antarctic Peninsula over a dozen times, Jerritt will also feature images from the Bransfield and Gerlache Strait areas, a heavy glaciated environment which shares visual space with huge tabular icebergs, feeding Humpback Whales, leopard seals and, of course, those comical curious penguins.
“Trying to find new ideas in photography is very hard so it’s always a pleasure to meet someone who sees the world through a fresh lens,” said Packham. “It’s been a joy to be shooting alongside Boomer, sharing perspectives on photos and learning how he operates. He’s a thinker and this makes you think … and that’s the best route to taking better pictures.”