Showcase 2020 Winner Profile – Carol Lehrman

2020 Showcase, Best in Show, 2020 Showcase, Best in Show, Altered Reality: "Coastal Brown Bear Tracks, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska" ©  Carol Lehrman.
2020 Showcase, Best in Show, 2020 Showcase, Best in Show, Macro/Micro/All Other: “Coastal Brown Bear Tracks, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska” © Carol Lehrman.

How I Got the Shot

A group of us were watching and photographing an Alaskan brown bear and her two cubs that were sparring and digging for clams in Lake Clark, AK. Having a soft spot for still life and close-up photography, I shifted to compose some deep tracks in the sand which I found most compelling when filled with water. 

What I Used

I used a Nikon D500 and a 24-70 f/2.8 lens, zoomed to 70mm. My settings were 1/400 @ f14. I didn’t use any special equipment and only did minimal post processing in Lightroom.

About Me

I’m an enthusiastic photography hobbyist loving all things nature. I’ve been shooting consistently for about two years and enjoy shooting wildlife and landscapes, as well as still life, with a special focus on flowers. To date, some of my favorite places to shoot (and hope to return to) are Alaska, Rwanda, Kenya, and the Grand Tetons.

My Photographic Journey

I like to keep busy and work with my hands. Holding a camera and taking pictures kept me centered when I traveled with my rambunctious family. My camera wasn’t fancy and I likely didn’t operate it well, but I enjoyed slowing down and composing pictures. In 2017 I traveled to Kenya where nature photography stole my heart. Mesmerized by the stunning landscapes and exquisite animals, I felt encouraged to learn more about wildlife, conservation and the art of photography. I’m passionate about my new craft and the camaraderie it’s brought, as well as the wonderful teachers and guides I’ve been fortunate to have worked with.

NANPA and Me

I’ve been a NANPA member for just over a year, and this is my first Showcase competition. I’m grateful to be a member of the NANPA community as it’s provided a source of education with its daily image postings and webinars.

Learn More About Me

For more information about me and my work, see:
My NANPA Showcase Portfolio
My Instagram @clwinemaven