National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore shown here with two of his friends, will share pictures and stories of his experiences April 21 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. (Photo submitted)
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore shown here with two of his friends, will share pictures and stories of his experiences April 21 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. (Photo submitted)

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Sometimes a picture is worth much more than a thousand words. Photographer, speaker, author, teacher, and a 20-year contributor to National Geographic magazine Joel Sartore will captivate the crowd with his humorously powerful conservation messages and his award-winning photography of wildlife and the places they inhabit. Sartore will visually deliver his unique experiences at the Niswonger Performing Art Center of Northwest Ohio on Sunday, April 21, 2013 for one show at 3 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at the NPAC box office and online at www.napcvw.org and also through Facebook.

Sartore's first National Geographic assignments opened doors for him to photograph nature's beauty, and also allowed him to see first-hand the impact humans have on the environment. As a child, Joel became very interested in nature after learning about the very last passenger pigeon from one of his mother's Time-Life picture books. Since then, Joel has been intrigued by the vast variety of species such as wolves, grizzlies, musk oxen, lions, elephants and polar bears.

Not only does Sartore work for National Geographic, he has also contributed to Audubon Magazine, Geo, Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and numerous book projects. Sartore and his work have been the subjects of several national broadcasts including National Geographic's Explorer, the NBC Nightly News, NPR's Weekend Edition and an hour-long PBS documentary, At Close Range. He is also a contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood.

Sartore will give you the experience of a lifetime as he shares his own personal adventures. From the steamy Amazon to the high Arctic, he will share a lively, intimate and humorous look as what could be the best-and worst-job in the world as he plays expedition leader, psychologist, medic, accountant, and coach, as well as photographer. It's all just another day at the office when you're on assignment for National Geographic.

Tickets for the April 21 show are $10 for students and $20 for adults. The presentation is part of the Lecture Series is sponsored in part by Paulding Putnam Electric, Wal-Mart, and Midwest Electric, Inc.

Tickets are available at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center box office during normal business hours, Monday-Friday between 12-4 p.m..The box office is located in the NPAC Grand Lobby, 10700 St. Rt. 118 S, Van Wert, Ohio or by phone at (419) 238-6722 (NPAC) or online at www.npacvw.org or the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Facebook page.