Nature Photography Day

Nature Photography Day is celebrated on the 15th of June every year.  It is designated by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) to promote the enjoyment of nature photography, and to explain how images are used to advance the cause of conservation and protect plants, wildlife, and landscapes locally and worldwide.

The Nature Photographers around the world formed NANPA in the year 1994.  The association started with just 100 nature photography fans and now it has more members associated to it.  It was in the year 2006, that the first Nature Photography was celebrated.  They first celebrated on June 15, 2006 and it has been celebrated on the 15th ever since.

NANPA encourages people everywhere to enjoy the day by using a camera to explore the natural world.  All you need is your backyard, park, or other place close by to grab a snapshot of your world.  Walking, hiking, and riding a bike to take photos are activities that don’t lead to a carbon footprint.  Fresh air and observing nature close-up can do wonders for your spirit!

NANPA has a Nature Photography Day Photo Contest if you would like to make the most of this day.  You can check out their contest to win great prizes.

Library Resources:

We have a Pinterest: Library Gardens that celebrates both nature and libraries for you to enjoy nature from home.

Close to nature. Series 1-6 [electronic resource]  Online Access  BELLEVUE: Access limited to Bellevue University patrons – click here to view

Close to nature. Series 7-13 [electronic resource] Online Access BELLEVUE: Access limited to Bellevue University patrons – click here to view

How I Photograph Wildlife and Nature     TR721 .R84 1984

Along the Edge of Daylight: Photographic Travels from Nebraska and the Great Plains  TR66.5 .J68 2005


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