National Geographic Live: “Secrets of the Whales,” Nov. 7

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McCarter Theatre inaugurates its new series of three National Geographic Live Sunday afternoons featuring the world’s leading explorers, adventurers, writers, and photographers, bringing their work from the pages of the iconic magazine to the stage. It kicks off with Brian Skerry’s Secrets of the Whales, based on a Disney + channel TV special featured as part of its Earth Day observances this past April. 

Celebrated National Geographic Explorer and photographer Brian Skerry has spent nearly four decades exploring and documenting the world’s oceans. For his latest project, he turns his lens to one of the world’s most beloved animals to illuminate new insights into their lives and culture. Skerry spent more than two years in 24 locations around the world capturing images and video for a landmark National Geographic book, magazine story, and television series, Secrets of the Whales.

Hear his behind-the-scenes stories straight from the field and get an inside look at the groundbreaking science of whale culture — and its startlingly human parallels — across four different species. Discover the hunting techniques and international cuisines of orca pods and the multi-generational childcare systems and female-led families of sperm whales. Explore the culture of singing competitions among humpback whales and meet beluga whales in Canada that journey each summer to their “vacation resort.” Through Skerry’s work, uncover what these majestic creatures can teach us about ourselves and our planet.

This family-friendly presentation takes place on Sunday, November 7 at 3 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.mccarter.org or call 609-258-2787. McCarter Theatre is located at 91 University Place in Princeton.