Photo Blind Serves Photographers and Community

Photo of a completed photo blind, showing the ramp up to the blind, and the inside of the blind, summer 2021. Photo credit: Alachua Conservation Trust
The completed photo blind, summer 2021. Photo credit: Alachua Conservation Trust

By Frank Gallagher, NANPA Blog Coordinator

Since 1997 the NANPA Foundation has been funding the construction of photo blinds on public land through grants. To date, 47 blinds have been built in 29 states. As photographers, we tend to think of blinds as safe, ethical, and responsible places to observe and photograph wildlife. The animals are not disturbed by humans in the blinds and are more likely to engage in their natural behaviors. All good for the nature photographer! But there’s a lot more to blinds than just photography.

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