2016 Nature Photography Day

A hiker photographs the Great Gulf from the Appalachian Trail near the summit of Mount Washington in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
Great Gulf Wilderness – White Mountains, New Hampshire

June 15, 2016, National Nature Photography Day – Nature Photography Day was created in 2006 by the North American Nature Photography Association. It is an annual event intended to promote conservation and the enjoyment of nature photography. Today is a day to grab your camera and photograph nature.

You can read more on the history of the event at the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) website here. NANPA is also hosting a Nature Photography Day event on their Facebook page

Alpine / sub-alpine bog system at Star Lake, which is located near Mount Madison in the Presidential Range of the New Hampshire White Mountains.
Star Lake – White Mountains, New Hampshire

Annual events like this one are a great way to introduce people to nature. And I encourage everyone to get out today with your camera and explore the natural environment. Let your camera take you on a tour of your local state park, town forest, or hiking trail. Enjoy what you photograph on your adventure, and remember we are the only ones who can conserve the environment for future generations.

Pearl Cascades in Bethlehem, New Hampshire during the spring months. These cascades are located on Crawford Brook next to the Avalon Path.
Pearl Cascades – Bethlehem, New Hampshire

This year I will be celebrating Nature Photography Day by shooting in the area surrounding Franconia Notch State Park and possibly in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. If you are stuck working in front of your computer today you can view landscape scenes of the New Hampshire White Mountains here.

Happy image making..


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Erin Paul is a professional photographer, writer, and author who specializes in environmental conservation and historic preservation photography in the New Hampshire White Mountains. His work is published worldwide, and credits include; Backpacker Magazine, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and The Wilderness Society.

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