St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
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Barney Parker instructing the Wildlife Photography Class. USFWS photo.

St. Marks has a variety of photography opportunities. We offer photography classes which meet the first Saturday of most months (excluding Feb, Jul, and Aug), an annual photo contest, and have the St. Marks NWR Photo Club, which meets the third Saturday of every month (see below).

Photo Contest

The photo contest, run by the St. Marks NWR Photo Club, takes place each fall and includes categories such as Wildlife, Landscape, or Small Wonders.

The winners of the 2013 Youth Photo Contest have been announced. Prizes can be picked up at the Visitor Center. [Click to view the winners]


St. Marks NWR Photo Club

St Mark NWR Photo Club

Our club is open to all photographers interested in nature photography. We have beginners wanting to learn, as well as experienced photographers willing to share information.

We meet the third Saturday of every month to share our latest photos and exchange information. We share techniques as well as information on related equipment.

We plan to schedule field trips every other month for now with the possibility of a trip every month as things start happening in the refuge. We also encourage impromptu trips that may arise from group discussions.

Joining our group may improve your photography or just show you a different way of looking at your surroundings. It will give you an outlet to show your work to people who appreciate photography as well as make friends with people who share your interest in photography.

The club actively promotes the Refuge and the members contribute many volunteer hours supporting the refuge programs.

If you are interested in more information, please contact Photo Club President Tom Darragh at

Last updated: May 31, 2013