Photo by Steve Winter of two tigress cubs at waterhole in India
Dayton Live Presents

On The Trail Of Big Cats With Steve Winter

Jan 22 & Jan 23

90 Minutes

No Intermission

Victoria Theatre


From trekking India’s Himalaya in search of rare snow leopards and stalking the elusive jaguar through Latin American jungles to chronicling the nocturnal activities of the “American lion” or cougar, award-winning photographer STEVE WINTER ventures far and wide to come face-to-face with his subjects. This is no easy task: many big cat species are in danger of extinction, so they have good reason to avoid humans.

Endangered, wild, and unpredictable, caution is required in the presence of these felines, and negotiating their habitats can be dangerous. Winter has been charged by rhinos and stuck in quicksand. He’s had mishaps with remote-controlled cameras and captured more than his share of hikers with his camera trap on a Southern California hillside before catching his memorable shot of a cougar under the iconic “Hollywood” sign. Throughout it all, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats and work to save them.

This presentation replaces The Secret Life Of Bears With Rae Wynn-Grant. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant will not be able to present The Secret Life Of Bears on January 22 and 23 as part of the National Geographic Live Series. ON THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS WITH STEVE WINTER will be presented on the same dates and times instead. If you have tickets for The Secret Life Of Bears, they are good for ON THE TRAIL OF BIG CATS. You do not need to do anything if you wish to keep your tickets. If you have any additional ticketing needs, please contact our Ticket Office at 937-228-3630 or by email at

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Recommended for ages 10 and up. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at most Dayton Live presentations.


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Tigress cubs at waterhole India. Photo by Steve Winter.
Close-up of tigress cub at watering hole. Photo by Steve Winter.
Leopards. Photo by Steve Winter.
Steve Winter in the field in Brazil. Photo by Steve Winter.

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Photo by Steve Winter of two tigress cubs at waterhole in India
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Photo by Steve Winter of two tigress cubs at waterhole in India Photo by Steve Winter of three leopards