Meet the Penguins

  • Date
    November 17, 2012
  • Time 1:00 p.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price Adults: $16; Children 12 and under: $12

Past Event

Photo: Emperor penguins
Emperor penguins in Antarctica

Photograph by Paul Nicklen

Photo: Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen

Photograph by Lyn Hartley

Bring your family to see captivating images of emperor penguins by Paul Nicklen, one of National Geographic’s best wildlife photographers. Nicklen specializes in photographing the world’s polar regions, and in the November National Geographic, he captured amazing images of penguins launching themselves at high speed through holes in the sea ice.

One of Paul’s penguin photos has earned him the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award! Read about it on the National Geographic News Watch Blog.

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Event Sponsors

  • Presenting National Sponsor

    Logo: Geico
  • Community Partner

    Logo: Politics & Prose
  • Community Partner

    Logo: Whole Foods

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