Patrick Pevey | Best in Show, Mammals

2020 Showcase Top 24 Winner

Patrick Pevey Headshot by Carol Grenier

About Patrick

I am an enthusiastic hobbyist and have been photographing nature and wildlife for 15 years. My favorite location to go for wildlife would have to be Africa where there are just so many locations with photographic opportunities to observe animal behavior. All of the trips to Africa include photographing on the Chobe River, Botswana, a very productive location.

I started out photographing landscapes, then became interested in wildlife and birds in flight.  What keeps me interested is watching animal behavior, photographing them in their habitat, and learning about the ability of animals to adapt and survive; I could watch them all day.

Patience often pays off in nature photography. One winter we stood on the road in Yellowstone watching a red fox sleep for five hours, just waiting for it to move!

CNP Safaris in Africa has been critical to improving my photography and training me how to get the best images possible. With expert guidance you just don’t stop learning and improving.

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As a NANPA Member

I have been a NANPA member for 11 years. I’d never heard of NANPA until I saw road shows advertised in Outdoor Photographer magazine. I attended a road show in Sacramento, California, and was impressed and inspired. 

I have entered the Showcase since 2015 and have had numerous top 250 images over that time.  In 2017 I was honored to have my image of Snow Monkeys be awarded Best in Show, Mammals.