Polar Bear Photo Sparks Social Media Engagement

Photo of a polar bear mother and two cubs, with the cubs playing under the mother's legs and on top of her back. © Ken Conger
Polar Bear Mother and Cubs © Ken Conger

Interview with Ken Conger

NANPA member Ken Conger lives in Virginia, but you might find him anywhere from the mid-Atlantic to the Arctic, camera in hand, in search for the next great nature photo or teaching classes in nature photography. In our series exploring what drives social media engagement, we have looked at popular images that were the result of repeated visits to a location and pure serendipity. Conger’s photo is the result of careful planning, experience and an intimate knowledge of his subjects. The result? Spectacular! This photo garnered more than 1,000 likes, 195 comments and 58 shares in the NANPA Facebook Group.

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Weekly Wow! Week of December 9, 2019

Showcase 2019 Top 100 winner: " Roseate Spoonbill, Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida " © Dave Hattori.
Showcase 2019 Top 100 winner: ” Roseate Spoonbill, Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida ” © Dave Hattori.

All of this week’s Weekly Wow! images can be seen in the slideshow on the NANPA homepage at nanpa.org.

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, December 9, 2019.  To view all of the top 250 photographs from NANPA’s 2019 Showcase competition, see the photo gallery on the NANPA website. 

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Weekly Wow! Week of November 25, 2019

Showcase 2019 Top 100 winner: “Winter Bobcat With Drake Mallard, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming” © Cindy Goeddel Photography, LLC.
Showcase 2019 Top 100 winner: “Winter Bobcat With Drake Mallard, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming” © Cindy Goeddel Photography, LLC.

All of this week’s Weekly Wow! images can be seen in the slideshow on the NANPA homepage at nanpa.org.

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, November 25, 2019.  To view all of the top 250 photographs from NANPA’s 2019 Showcase competition, see the photo gallery on the NANPA website. 

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Weekly Wow! Week of July 1, 2019

All of this week’s Weekly Wow! images can be seen in the slideshow on the NANPA homepage at nanpa.org.

Showcase 2019 Top 100 winner: "Baby Gray Whale," Guerrero Negro, Baja California, Mexico, © Matthew Meier.

Showcase 2019 Top 100 winner: “Baby Gray Whale,” Guerrero Negro, Baja California, Mexico, © Matthew Meier.

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, July 1, 2019.  To view all of the top 250 photographs from NANPA’s 2019 Showcase competition, see the photo gallery on the NANPA website.  The period for entering your best shots in this year’s Showcase starts in August.  What are you waiting for?  Let’s get shooting!  Your best shot might be your next one.

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