Nature Photography Day - June 15

posted on 15th of june, 2010

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

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

Comments (19)

Posted by Aginger on June 25, 2010 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.
Posted by Countedsorrow2 on June 25, 2010
However if you have your wildlife photos exclusive on dreamstime, can you enter them?
Posted by Aginger on June 22, 2010
Posted by Jdanne on June 21, 2010
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Jdazuelos on June 21, 2010
thanks for the tip
Posted by Tamas on June 21, 2010
a good one....
Posted by Youths on June 16, 2010
Thanks for sharing the info!
Posted by Aginger on June 16, 2010
Thank you for comments, you made my day! :)
Posted by Jianbinglee on June 16, 2010
Thank you for your info!
Its very beautiful photos!
Posted by Trottola on June 16, 2010
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.
Posted by Schmali666 on June 15, 2010
Thank you for the info.

Greet Schmali
Posted by Adeliepenguin on June 15, 2010
Thanks for the heads up on this day. I hadn't heard about it. Nice photos.
Posted by Picstudio on June 15, 2010
Lovely pics. Thanx for sharing.
Posted by Yuritz on June 15, 2010
thanks for sharing and all great pictures!
Posted by Egomezta on June 15, 2010
Your images are beautiful... Thanks for sharing this information.
Posted by Aginger on June 15, 2010
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!
Posted by Mani33 on June 15, 2010
Well done shots Aginger, great info as well :)
Posted by Mariaam on June 15, 2010
Thanks for the information!
Posted by Thanatonautii on June 15, 2010
Thank you about this info! It`s great!

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