North American Nature Photography Association

Connecting The Nature Photography Community


Outreach Event and Fund Raiser:
Conservation Photography in a Changing World

Friday, February 20 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Photo by Daniel BeltraSponsored by the NANPA Environment Committee

Friday, February 20, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Free to NANPA members

This will be NANPA's fourth annual Outreach Event.  In the past three years, the Environment Committee has raised more than $7,400 by featuring outstanding photography and motivational storytelling.  Join us on this evening of inspiring presentations.  While the event is free to NANPA members, donations at the Registration Desk or at the door will be appreciated.  Admission will be charged to the public.  All donations and proceeds will be given to the NANPA Foundation for its Philip Hyde Grant.


Daniel Beltrá
Fire and Ice

Photo by Daniel BeltraDaniel Beltrá is a Spanish photographer based in Seattle. He brings his background in biology and news photography to conservation photography. His Amazon rainforest photos have won awards at the World Press Photo competition and he recently received the "Global Vision Award" from Pictures of the Year International (POYi). The Amazon Rainforest represents over half the world's remaining tropical forests and harbors the greatest biodiversity on earth. The cycle of rainfall, transpiration and evaporation in the rainforest dominates the surrounding weather systems in ways that scientists are only beginning to understand. Yet the rainforest is being drastically modified. More than 17% of the Amazon has already been cleared. Fires continue to burn, releasing enormous levels of carbon dioxide. Thousands of miles away in Patagonia, the Arctic and the Antarctic, the effects of Amazon deforestation and global warming are visible. Daniel will shine a light on what's at stake and the threats to the Amazon and polar regions.

Daniel is a NANPA member and a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP.) See his web site at

Chris Linder
Freeze Frame - Using Photography to Educate the Public about Polar Science

Photo by Chris LinderChris Linder is a conservation photographer focused on communicating the stories of scientific research in the field. He also has a master's degree in ocean engineering and pursues both photography and research as a Research Associate at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His photography has taken him to both polar regions where he has documented research into subjects such as the degradation of Antarctic lava and what it tells us about how Antarctic ice sheets have advanced and retreated over time and a search for life on the bottom of the Arctic Ocean using free-swimming robotic vehicles. Chris is documenting five scientific expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic during the 2007-2009 International Polar Year. The project, called Live from the Poles, uses daily photo essays posted to an expedition website to educate the public. In his presentation, Chris will show highlights from trips to document Adelie penguin researchers in Antarctica and glaciologists working atop Greenland's fastest-moving ice sheet.

Chris is a NANPA member and a member of the ILCP. See his web site at

Photo of Daniel Beltra by Daniel Beltra
Daniel Beltrá
Photo of Chris Linder by Mike Carlowicz
Chris Linder


Photo by Chris LinderWhile there is no fee for NANPA members, donations for this fund raiser will be greatly appreciated.  During the evening, there will be door prizes of photo prints, books and other merchandise.  Our sponsors will also offer incentives to those who donate.  Check at the Registration Desk for Outreach Event incentive programs. Admission is $15 for non-members, $12 for non-member students.  Proceeds from this event will be given to the NANPA Foundation's Philip Hyde Grant.  If you wish to attend, please check the proper box while registering so we can ensure enough seats are available.


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