June 29, 2022

Nature photographer opens April lecture series

Nature photographer Francois Gohier will discuss “Whale Watching and Inca Culture” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 at the College of Eastern Utah’s Prehistoric Museum classroom.
Gohier, who has been based in San Diego, Calif., since 1988, grew up in the Basque Country in Southwest France where he developed an interest for nature and photography while hiking and climbing in the Pyrenees, the mountain range between France and Spain.

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Nature photographer Francois Gohier will discuss “Whale Watching and Inca Culture” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 at the College of Eastern Utah’s Prehistoric Museum classroom.
Gohier, who has been based in San Diego, Calif., since 1988, grew up in the Basque Country in Southwest France where he developed an interest for nature and photography while hiking and climbing in the Pyrenees, the mountain range between France and Spain.
He studied mathematics and physics but after taking a class of natural history photography with the Photo and Cinema Service at the National Museum in Paris, he decided to travel and document the natural world and spent several years in South America.
While sailing in the Gulf of California in 1977, Gohier met Dr. Theodore Walker, a specialist of the California Gray Whale, and later joined him on trips to Laguna San Ignacio in Baja California, Mexico. Since then Francois has returned to Baja California almost every winter. He has photographed marine mammals along the coasts of North and South America, Australia, and Europe.
Gohier visited and photographed the archaeological sites in the Southwestern US, and in South America.
The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Castle Valley Archeological Society.

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