National Geographic is coming to Sea World, Shekou, Shenzhen from December 22nd, 2018 to March 24th, 2019, to share their Classic Image Feast, a video and photo exhibition that spans more than a hundred years.

Many of us have grown up seeing the world through the fantastic photos and stories shared to us by National Geographic. Now we have an wonderful opportunity to recap over 100 years of their history in a single exhibit! Here are a few examples of what we can expect at the exhibit.


National Geographic's first outdoor photo

126 years ago, US Navy assistant officer J. Q Norfolk accidentally photographed this island on the sea.


National Geographic's first hand-painted photo

In order to set off the smile of the woman, the photographer Eliza Sidmo hand-painted on the film.


National Geographic's first live, wild animal photo

Before 1909, photos of wild animals were mostly of dead animals. The photographer, Carl Ekley, photographed a resting Bruce zebra in the plain of the Ati River; launching the filming of live wildlife by National Geographic.


The first underwater photograph

In 1927, marine biologist William Langley, and the first director of the National Geographic Photography Research Institute, Charles Martin, captured this image while using a raft to drag the explosive lighting powder equivalent to about 2400 light bulbs.


Many "firsts"; such as, the first night-time white-tailed deer, the first photo about Tibet, the first photo about Afghanistan, and the first submersible that can be manipulated...·There are countless “first time” photos included.


The "National Geographic Classic Image Feast" Shenzhen Maritime World Station is divided into eight exhibition areas, with more than 100 classic photos covering the period from 1888 to 2018; including, "In-depth danger", "Song of Life", "Video History", "Humanistic Exploration", "Picture of Photography", "Going Entering science, "memory of the city" and "anger of the earth".


"Deep into danger"

In 1985, the National Geographic Society announced to the world the location of the Titanic, a luxury ship that had sunk into the sea for more than a century.


Humanities exploration, culture, life

In April 1965, the Islamic photographer Thomas J. Abercrombie wrote to the editor of National Geographic magazine, and he was granted permission from the Saudi Arabian authorities to film the Hajj pilgrimage.


Audio-Visaul: Great Migration

In addition to the wonderful stories presented in more than a hundred photos in the National Geographic Classic Image Feast, the public can also experience the vast journey of natural animals through the video of “Great Migration”.


These are just a few examples of the hundreds of photos that will be on exhibit. Don't miss it!



1st Floor, Zone A, Shenzhen Sea World (before Minghua Wheel)



December 22, 2018 ~ March 24, 2019

10:00~22:00 (stopping admission at 21:30)

Closed every Monday

Closed on February 4 (New Year's Eve) to February 7 (New Year's Day) during the Spring Festival



Scan the QR Code below in WeChat to purchase tickets.

Early Bird Tickets can be purchased from now until December 21st for 59 RMB (single early bird ticket).

Regular tickets can be purchased any time during the exhibition period for 99 RMB (single pass) | 159 RMB (double pass).

For workday use only: 79 RMB (single working day ticket) | 129 RMB (double working day ticket).

The ticket purchase system is only in Chinese; however, it's fairly intuitive; just select your ticket option and press the orange button. At one point, you'll need to enter your phone number.


Reference: 美国《国家地理》杂志影像展来海上世界了!不容错过

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