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Hey girls! Don't be afraid of getting a little dirty or looking a little less than feminine. I may not look the prettiest in my mud-stained waders, but I sure do like staying dry when getting low-angle shots in water. © Dawn Wilson
Hey girls! Don’t be afraid of getting a little dirty or looking a little less than feminine. I may not look the prettiest in my mud-stained waders, but I sure do like staying dry when getting low-angle shots in water. © Dawn Wilson

By Dawn Wilson, NANPA President

There have been numerous female photographers who have paved the way for other photographers by taking thought-provoking and emotional images from the early days of photography.

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Young Nature Photographer Recognized for Accomplishments

Photo of Ashleigh Scully
Ashleigh Scully

New Jersey native Ashleigh Scully will receive one of NANPA’s Outstanding Young Photographer of the Year Awards during the 2021 Nature Photography Virtual Summit, April 29-30. Ashleigh was one of the 2017 NANPA High School Scholarship Program participants, though she’d been photographing wildlife since she was eight years old. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including winning the 11-14 age category in the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and in the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards Youth Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2017 after receiving Highly Honored recognition the previous three years. Her photos have been shown in galleries from Jackson Hole to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, to London’s Natural History Museum. She’s led workshops and was named a spokeswoman for Girls Who Click.

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