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Nature photographer coming to Piedmont
Nature photographer Marty Essen will be at Piedmont College on Wednesday night.

Prepare to see nature in a whole new way. Nationally known nature photographer, author and speaker Marty Essen will be at Piedmont College on Wednesday to present a slideshow on his worldwide photography adventures.

The 7 p.m. presentation in the Arrendale Amphitheater is a digital slideshow titled "Around the World in 90 Minutes," during which Essen will talk about the three-year trip he and his wife made to seven continents to produce his award-winning book, "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet."

Essen's presentation will feature interesting facts, humorous stories and what Essen deems the best of thousands of photos he took while traveling the world for his book.

"It's the type of show where the audience has fun laughing at the stories, oohing and aahing at the photos, and then, when it's all done, they realize just how much they've learned," said Piedmont Dean of Students Drew Davis.

"Around the World in 90 Minutes" began as a show Essen presented in bookstores as part of his first book tour. After numerous refinements, the show took on a life of its own at colleges, museums and nature centers across the United States.

The event is free and open to the public.