Penguin Encounters of the Craig Potton kind

Craig Potton emperor penguinsCraig Potton will present his personal account of penguin encounters around the Southern hemisphere at a fundraising event for the Trust at Hokitika’s Regent Theatre on Friday 27th November, followed by a rare landscape masterclass on Saturday 28th November.

Renowned photographer, ardent conservationist and Trust patron, Craig Potton has travelled extensively in his quest for photographs of wild landscapes and the wildlife living there.


Penguin Encounters – Friday 27th November, 7pm

In his presentation “Penguin Encounters”, he will take us on a very special tour of penguin places through his superb photographs and his entertaining and informative tales, inviting us into a world few of us will have the privilege to see in person, and challenging us to ensure these special places are protected for future generations.

Drinks and snacks will be served from 7.00pm, including a complimentary glass of Peter Yealands’ wine or Monteiths’ beer, and the presentation will begin at 7.30pm.  After question time, snacks and drinks will be available with time to socialise as Craig’s photos are reviewed on the huge theatre screen – tickets $20 (advance bookings will be of huge assistance to the Trust for catering purposes).

Photography Masterclass – Saturday 28th November, 9.30am–1.30pm

For just 20 lucky people interested in landscape and photography, Craig Potton, perhaps the best known New Zealand landscape photographer, will present a masterclass at 9.30am on Saturday 28th November. He will discuss his own images and two photographs by each participant during the four hour class, including morning tea – $125 per person (book early to avoid disappointment).

Here is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the world’s penguins, improve your photography and support the West Coast Penguin Trust.


Bookings for “Penguin Encounters” and the Photography Masterclass can be made at the Hokitika Regent Theatre: Tel 03 755 8101.

Click here to see the posters (PDF).

Craig Potton Penguin Encounters poster  Craig Potton penguin poster (back)

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