NANPA’s Nature Photography Day ~ June 15, 2013
Let’s help the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) celebrate their 8th annual Nature Photography Day. Below is information on how this special day got started by NANPA and how it has taken on a life of its own. Help me help NANPA with getting out to enjoy anything in the natural world and DO NOT forget your camera. Below is some information from NANPA they recently sent me that I wanted to share with you.
The eighth annual Nature Photography Day will be observed nationally on Saturday, June 15. This day was designated by NANPA to promote the enjoyment of nature photography, and to explain how images have been used to advance the cause of conservation and protect plants, wildlife, and landscapes locally and worldwide. In 2006, NANPA celebrated the first Nature Photography Day and placed it in McGraw-Hill’s reference work, Chases’s Calendar of Events. Many media and websites took notice. Since then, people throughout the North American continent–from overseas, too–have discovered numerous ways to observe and enjoy the day. NANPA encourages people everywhere to enjoy the weekend by using a camera to explore the natural world. A backyard, park, or other place close by can be just right. Walking, hiking, and riding a bike to take photos are activities that don’t lead to a carbon footprint. And fresh air can do wonders for the spirit!
Tanya and I will be shooting throughout the Emerald Isle of Ireland as we’re currently leading one of our Invitational Photo Tours. On June 15th we’ll be uploading an image to NANPA’s Facebook Page. This should be fun so join us in celebrating this great opportunity to honor the natural world. I, for one, would not have much to live for without the wild things that make this planet so interesting.