Namibia with Jennifer Leigh Warner

Namibia is packed with photographic potential. The oldest desert in the world, the Namib, dominates the country’s landscape. Take time to capture images in surrounding safari areas with exquisite flora, towering red dunes, bush country, and fascinating geological formations. Game drives in Etosha National Park include the “Big Five”—elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and leopards—as well as giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, antelopes, and more. Plus, learn about the conservation of cheetahs with the Cheetah Conservation Fund and about Namibia’s cultural history.

Salton Sea with Sandy Zelasko

The Salton Sea is not dead yet! Join Sandy Zelasko on this two-day, “Salton Sea Storytelling” photography workshop around California’s largest lake. Learn about conservation issues plaguing the Sea and how to create images that tell stories. December in Southern California is the best time for migrating birds, cool temperatures and winter harvest!

Wildlife Photography Around the World: The Secrets Behind the Lens

Photo of a curious bear approaching the camera. © Roie Galitz
© Roie Galitz

NANPA’s members are in for a rare treat next week! On October 10th, at 6 PM Eastern Time, award-winning wildlife photographer and Greenpeace ambassador Roie Galitz will share breathtaking stories and footage from his wild expeditions and will teach us how to get incredible shots in the most extreme conditions. This special event will not be recorded, so make your plans now to attend the live webcast! NANPA members can register through nanpa.org/webinars. Not yet a member? nanpa.org/join

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Kika Tuff – Young Photographer Profile

Photographs by Kika Tuff

Interview by David C. Lester

 

Kika Tuff in the field with her young daughter. © Kika Tuff

“It’s the music that does it for me,” laughs Kika Tuff, a professional photographer and filmmaker who first connected with NANPA during the 2015 college scholars program.  “Photos can be an incredibly powerful storytelling tool, but there is something about combining imagery and music that really makes films life-changing.

Before the NANPA college scholars program, Kika had considered  photography a hobby, her favorite hobby, and science was going to be her career.  After the program, however, everything about her career goals shifted.  The college scholars program allowed Kika to meet young people with similar interests, to learn about film and photography as conservation tools, and to engage with photographers dedicating their lives and careers to storytelling.  She says the experience totally changed her life.

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