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Bay of Life - Special Film Screening

  • Hotel Paradox 611 Ocean Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)

Join us for a special screening of Frans Lanting’s Bay of Life at Hotel Paradox. Happy hour will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Screening takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers until 7:30 p.m. After the film, we are offering the option to join us for a private dinner with the filmmakers at Hotel Paradox. Tickets available in advance online or at the Hotel on the day of the event.

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Language: English

Runtime: 60 mins.


Renowned wildlife photographer Frans Lanting’s film celebrates the Monterey Bay, his home ground for the past 30 years. Frans explores images and stories about the Monterey Bay region--one of the hottest hot spots for biodiversity in North America, according to The Nature Conservancy. He portrays the Monterey Bay the way he has profiled exotic ecosystems on other continents, but with a personal perspective embedded in the story. His images feature a remarkable cast of characters, from mountain lions and condors to sea otters and elephant seals, in a place that represents a unique convergence of land and sea, where endangered endemics mix with cosmopolitan migrants.


Frans Lanting (right) has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. For three decades he has documented wildlife from the Amazon to Antarctica to promote understanding about the Earth and its natural history through images that convey a passion for nature and a sense of wonder about our living planet. Chris Eckstrom (left) is a writer, editor, and videographer whose work celebrates the wonder of the natural world and seeks to explore how people and wildlife can coexist. For the past twenty-five years she has worked with her husband and partner, Frans Lanting, on field assignments from the Amazon to Mongolia.

A small sample of Frans Lanting’s work in his Ted Talk:

Menu of the food that will be provided by Hotel Paradox:

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Goshen - Special Film Screening