National Geographic http://kcur.org en Local Actors Heighten The Authenticity Of 'Real Pirates' http://kcur.org/post/local-actors-heighten-authenticity-real-pirates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The remains of a sunken pirate ship found off of Cape Cod, Mass. in 1984 form the ballast of the traveling National Geographic exhibit</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Real Pirates</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, opening June 22 at Union Station. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 38765 at http://kcur.org Local Actors Heighten The Authenticity Of 'Real Pirates' Around The World With A Camera http://kcur.org/post/around-world-camera <p>From the <strong>Australian Outback to Bollywood, Albanian farmland to Vietnam</strong>, National Geographic travel photographer <strong>Catherine Karnow</strong> has been around the world to capture its images with her camera. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Suzanne Hogan 33648 at http://kcur.org Around The World With A Camera Going To Great Depths For National Geographic http://kcur.org/post/going-great-depths-national-geographic <p><strong>Brian Skerry</strong> was inspired by National Geographic at a young age but it took several decades for this underwater photographer to land <strong>his dream job</strong>.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Stephen Steigman & Danie Alexander 32424 at http://kcur.org Going To Great Depths For National Geographic NFL Cheerleader To Ph.D.: National Geographic Explorer Mireya Mayor http://kcur.org/post/nfl-cheerleader-phd-national-geographic-explorer-mireya-mayor <p>Often described in the media as &ldquo;a female Indiana Jones,&rdquo; <strong>Mireya Mayor</strong> is not your typical scientist.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 22:53:03 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 17332 at http://kcur.org NFL Cheerleader To Ph.D.: National Geographic Explorer Mireya Mayor Photographer Mattias Klum: Rare...And Dangerous Shots http://kcur.org/post/photographer-mattias-klum-rareand-dangerous-shots <p><strong>Mattias Klum</strong> makes a living by shooting photographs of some of the world&#39;s most endangered species and places.</p><p>A photographer for <a href="http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/speakers-bureau/speaker/mattias-klum/" target="_blank"><em>National Geographic</em></a>, Klum might be considered an endangered species himself, given his recent work shooting closes ups of the venomous Chinese cobra, which can shoot its venom up to nearly 7 feet. Even a drop of that venom can blind you.</p><p>But there he sat....shooting away....nonetheless.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:30:30 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 16584 at http://kcur.org Photographer Mattias Klum: Rare...And Dangerous Shots Extreme Cave Diving: Worth The Risks? http://kcur.org/post/extreme-cave-diving-worth-risks <p>There&#39;s a line of work where the risks include toxic layers of hydrogen sulfide and maze-like passageways.&nbsp; (No, we&#39;re not talking the halls of Congress.) It&#39;s the <strong>exploration of underwater caves and blue holes.</strong> Many consider survival to be is the mark of a successful dive ... so, are the risks worth it? Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Kathleen Pointer, Brian Ellison & Stephen Steigman 14124 at http://kcur.org Extreme Cave Diving: Worth The Risks?