15 marks the tenth anniversary of National Nature Photography
Day, a day set aside for people to enjoy nature photography
and learn how images have been used to advance the cause
of conservation and protect plants, wildlife and landscapes
locally and worldwide.
members and guests are invited to hear Ruth Hoyt, TexNEP’s
founder and past president, give her presentation, “Special
Moments in Nature,” at Thursday evening’s
who has been teaching photography for 25 years, said “I
love to share my knowledge and photos with people young
and old.” Her talk includes photos taken on National
Nature Photography Day, as well as a variety of photographs
she has made, many never shared or published.
Valley is an excellent place for photography,” she
said, “because you don’t have to go far to
find amazing subjects!” Many of her favorite photos
are from her back yard and the nearby Laguna Seca Ranch
work includes freelance nature photography, writing, instructing,
tour leading, consulting with ranch owners and more.
public is invited to attend the meeting, which takes place
at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. Meetings are held at
the new headquarters of the McAllen Public Library, 4001
North 23rd Street (Nolana and 23rd).
is no admission charge to attend meetings and participants
are encouraged to bring up to three photos to show and
share at the meeting. Images that can be shown on a digital
projector are preferred, but prints are also welcome.
June field trip is open to members and takes place at
the Martin Refuge Saturday, June 20. Details will be announced
at the meeting; reservations are required.
For more information about TexNEP meetings, visit the
organization's website (texnep.org); Facebook “Texas
Nature and Environmental Photographers” or contact
Greg Storms, TexNEP's Program Chairman, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.