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The Valdes Peninsula, where photojournalist Jasmine Rossi lived for two years, bustles with sea creatures: seals, penguins, and right whales come there to breed. It’s also one of the driest places on earth, a nub of the Patagonian desert that sticks out into the South Atlantic. Aside from the unbridled Argentinian style of ecotourism, it’s not a hospitable place for humans—which is why it’s a great place for a nature photographer and her camera. Rossi captured unprecedented images of the local fauna for her book The Wild Shores of Patagonia, and in tonight’s illustrated lecture she’ll discuss the photos, how she got them, and how she lived in terrain that’s much better suited to penguins than humans. At 8 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 7th and Independence Avenue SW. $13. (202) 357-3030. (Mark Jenkins)