Nature Photography Day - June 15

The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) has announced that June 15 is the first observation of National Nature Photography Day. Special date first appeared in the 2006 edition of McGraw-Hill's reference work Chases's Calendar of Events.

Activities NANPA encourages everyone to do on June 15 include:

- Getting your camera and visit a park - at lunchtime if you can

- Learning about and photographing a species of plant or animal that is native to your region.

- Teaching a child how to take a picture of flowers or trees in the backyard.

- Reading about the life of a famous nature photographer, such as Ansel Adams, Philip Hyde or Roger Tory Peterson.

"We're pleased to have an official day. Nature Photography Day is intended to promote the art and science of nature photography. We look to the esthetic elements but practical ones as well," said Albert Sieg, President of NANPA. The organization, which was founded in 1994, was formed to promote nature photography as an art form, and also to set professional and ethical standards for nature photographers. NANPA also runs regional events throughout the US.

You can learn more about NANPA at www.nanpa.org.

P.S: until 6th of July, you can take part of the 2010 National Wildlife Photo Contest.

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June 25, 2010

Aginger

Hmmm...to tell the truth, I didn't think about it yet, I don't think so my photos are good enough for a world-wide competition...but maybe I'll give a chance to them. But not with excclusive photo, I'm afraid you can't participate a photo that already on a stock site.

June 25, 2010

Countedsorrow2

Awesome!
However if you have your wildlife photos exclusive on dreamstime, can you enter them?

June 22, 2010

Aginger

:)

June 21, 2010

Jdanne

Thanks for sharing!

June 21, 2010

Jdazuelos

thanks for the tip

June 21, 2010

Tamas

a good one....

June 16, 2010

Youths

Thanks for sharing the info!

June 16, 2010

Aginger

Thank you for comments, you made my day! :)

June 16, 2010

Jianbinglee

Thank you for your info!
Its very beautiful photos!

June 16, 2010

Trottola

It's a very nice day to follow... I love to take my child in parks and let him looking at animals, flowers and trees. Thank you for informations.

June 15, 2010

Schmali666

Thank you for the info.

Greet Schmali

June 15, 2010

Adeliepenguin

Thanks for the heads up on this day. I hadn't heard about it. Nice photos.

June 15, 2010

Picstudio

Lovely pics. Thanx for sharing.

June 15, 2010

Yuritz

thanks for sharing and all great pictures!

June 15, 2010

Egomezta

Your images are beautiful... Thanks for sharing this information.

June 15, 2010

Aginger

Thanks. It was a quick information drop only, maybe someone is interested in contests...I've seen many-many breathtaking nature/wildlife photos at DT!

June 15, 2010

Mani33

Well done shots Aginger, great info as well :)

June 15, 2010

Mariaam

Thanks for the information!

June 15, 2010

Thanatonautii

Thank you about this info! It`s great!

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