The Photographic Society of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is a community of people who enjoy nature and wildlife photography. The group is involved in and supports a range of activities that includes monthly meetings (generally on the second Saturday afternoon of the month), local photo shoots, special events, a summer photo camp for teens, an annual photo contest, and a range of other programs. The Society welcomes anyone who has an interest in nature/wildlife and photography.
Our Mission Statement: “The Photographic Society of Parker River NWR is dedicated to celebrating nature and wildlife photography in all its forms, and at all levels of practice. We promote the growth and development of our members’ photographic skills by sharing expertise and providing instructional programs by local and national experts. We promote public awareness of natural resources and the need to conserve these resources. We are committed to passing along the rich traditions of nature and wildlife photography to future generations.
View the winner's gallery of our 2013 Photo Contest (PDF)
Download the “Guidelines Resizing Images for the Show & Share Slideshow.” (PDF)
Download The Sense of Place Project guidance document. (PDF)
Learn how to enter metadata to images that you will be submitting to The Sense of Place Project. (PDF)
Visit the Society's Facebook page.
Submissions for the 2014 Parker River NWR Nature and Wildlife Photography contest will be accepted Monday, July 21st thru Friday, October 3rd. See/print the guidelines for this year's contest by clicking on the link below.
2014 Photo Contest Guidelines
*For sending email notes to the Society Board: firstname.lastname@example.org
*For submitting images for the monthly Show & Share slide show: email@example.com
*For submitting images for the monthly "Photo Edit Share" activity: firstname.lastname@example.org
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As of April 1st, most of the refuge's ocean beach will be closed to all public access due to the presence of nesting piping plovers. A small portion of beach will remain open and will be accessible via the Lot 1 boardwalk.