Partying With Renan Ozturk, Katie Couric, Garrett Oliver, and Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Heather Perry / National Geographic

Last week, one hell of an impressive group of thought leaders from a wide range of fields gathered for National Geographic’s Further Front, an event put together to showcase the returning series and formally announce upcoming television events. Physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, mountaineer Renan Ozturk, brewmaster Garrett Oliver, journalist Katie Couric, and a small army of astronauts all gathered under one roof to celebrate shows like Earth Live, hosted by Jane Lynch and zoologist Chris Packham, and One Strange Rock, a docu-series on space exploration. Fortunately for us, National Geographic took advantage of the gathering and hired award-winning environmental photographer Heather Perry (@heathfish) — who has chased endangered sea lions through the Galapagos for the magazine — to shoot the stars. The result: the coolest cast for a portrait book you could put together today.