Nat Geo daredevil visits NZ

20110712Human-Flight0102The man behind some of National Geographic's most jaw-dropping imagery is dropping in to New Zealand next week.

Bryan Smith, award-winning film-maker at National Geographic Channel, has travelled to some of the most remote and dangerous locations on earth to shoot the amazing footage for the publications popular films, and in early October he comes to Auckland and Wellington to discuss his exciting work.

Smith will present his National Geographic Live talk, Extreme Adventure on the Edge: Vertical Feats and the Man Who Can Fly, at Auckland's Aotea Centre on October 1 and Wellington's Te Papa Museum on October 2.

The event will see the adventurer and passionate conservationist recounting stories from his career as a film-maker renowned for taking his camera to dizzying heights and  pioneering innovative techniques to illustrate some the globe's most extreme environments. Smith says going to such lengths takes a toll, but it's a price he's willing to pay.

"No expedition, adventure, or film comes about without a little bit of suffering. But the suffering coefficient is my key to success."

Head along to the National Geographic website for more info on the event, and see below for a video taste of what audiences will be in for on the night.