Tag archives: National Geographic

Thousands of Celebrities Sighted in Local Woods
By Richard Mineards   |   February 20, 2024

Santa Barbara is front and center in a new National Geographic feature declaring “Whales and butterflies are the real celebrities” in our Eden by the Beach. Writer Norie Quintos says the likes of Harry and Meghan, Oprah, and Gwyneth “aren’t the ones followed and fawned over,” but a rich diversity of wildlife like whales and […]

Snapping Species
By Richard Mineards   |   October 24, 2019

Cliff and Crystal Wyatt opened the doors of their charming Montecito home to host a bash for National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, who spoke at Campbell Hall, part of the UCSB Arts & Lectures program. His talk Building the Photo Ark focused on a multi-year initiative to document every living creature in the world’s zoos […]

Images from Under the Sea
By Richard Mineards   |   February 21, 2019

Santa Barbara photographer Ralph Clevenger looked back at his underwater adventures over the past 45 years, including an in-depth view of the underwater photography course he taught at Brooks Institute, when he spoke at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Clevenger, who grew up on the coast of North Africa and began diving in the waters […]