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Award-winning wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas to speak Thursday at Tahoe

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Having lived in a bush camp in Africa for three years and photographed wild animals on all seven continents, renowned photographer Suzi Eszterhas has accumulated scores of adventure stories during her prolific career.

She has hugged a baby whale, swam with sloths, fended off curious grizzly bears, had hyenas chew on her engine, had insects lay eggs in her feet, was chased by a green mamba, and hand-raised and released an orphaned serval.

In a presentation at the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema on Thursday, June 11, Eszterhas will give a glimpse into the life of a wildlife photographer, whether it's photographing cheetahs while living in a bush camp in Kenya's Masai Mara, working with polar bear biologists in the Arctic, or chasing chimpanzees through some of the world's deepest jungles.

At the presentation, hear how Eszterhas composes photos while riding an elephant in India, how she keeps herself safe while working with grizzly bears, and how her photography can help raise awareness of the problems facing wildlife today. 

Eszterhas is an award-winning wildlife photographer best known for her work documenting newborn animals and family life in the wild.

Her photographs have been published in over 100 magazine cover and feature stories in publications such as TIME, Smithsonian, BBC Wildlife, GEO, Popular Photography, Ranger Rick, and National Geographic Kids.

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Eszterhas has won awards in many competitions including the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, National Wildlife Photo Contest, and Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition.

She now serves as the jury chair for the prestigious Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition. 

Recognized as a conservationist in her own right, Eszterhas is a patron of the Sumatran Orangutan Society and actively supports the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Wildlife Conservation Network, International Rhino Foundation, TigerTime (David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation), Kibale Chimpanzee Project, Center for Animal Protection and Education, and other organizations.

For more information about Suzi's work, visit http://www.SuziEszterhas.com.

The event is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $7 adults/$5 children, available at tahoearthauscinema.com.

This article was submitted by Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, a cinema drafthouse and independent theater located in the Cobblstone Center in Tahoe City.