On Friday, July 15 at 2:30 p.m., the Palm Beach County Library System will host a “Meet the Author” event with award-winning photographer, author and FAA-certified drone pilot Michael Patrick O’Neill. The event will be held at the Acreage branch library at 15801 Orange Blvd.
Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, O’Neill specializes in marine wildlife and environmental issues. He lives in Palm Beach Gardens, and for the last 27 years has traveled extensively worldwide photographing diverse aquatic animals, habitats and man’s impact on them.
O’Neill has written and photographed eight non-fiction marine life books designed to encourage school children to read, write, and become involved in science and conservation.
When not making photographs or writing, O’Neill is on the lecture circuit promoting a greater appreciation for the natural world, especially the oceans and their inhabitants. He has presented to more than 500,000 kids in more than 400 schools in the U.S. in the last 17 years.
O’Neill’s images have appeared in hundreds of publications worldwide and have won the most prestigious competitions, including World Press Photo, Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Pictures of the Year.
Preregister for this free event at http://events.pbclibrary.org/node/28028.