Nature Photography Day

Nature Photography Day - Saturday, June 15, 2024

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The natural world is full of so much gorgeous beauty and wonder, and it is important for us to embrace it as much as possible. We can experience so much breathtaking scenery in nature, and it is important to make sure you make the most of this. The world of nature is one that exists alongside our own, and it is important that we love and respect it, and the best way of doing this is to try to understand and admire the beauty of nature as much as possible. Many people have hobbies and interests that involve the natural world in some way

One of the best ways of being able to admire and experience the supreme magnificence of the natural world is to capture it on film. There is a reason why people take cameras and camcorders when they go on safaris. Nature is so awe-inspiring and unique that we often only get fleeting moments that pass as quickly as they happen. And it is so important to try to capture these moments, as many of them are things we may never see or experience again. Things like The Great Migration and thunderstorms are good examples of things in nature that you need to try to capture when you get the opportunity. 

Have you ever enjoyed a photo of a flower? Or a close up of a bee landing on the entrance to its hive? Have you marveled at the grace of a gazelle leaping through the Savannah, or the lumbering majesty of a rare elephant as it feeds from the highest trees or draws water from a watering hole? If so, you know what it is to marvel at the natural world around us. Nature Photography Day celebrates those amazing souls who are able to capture nature’s beauty in the eye of a camera. Capturing these seminal moments is so important for allowing you to take in the beauty of the natural world, and preserve the amazing power of nature for years to come. So, let’s take a look at Nature Photography Day, what you need to know, and how you can go about celebrating this amazing global event.

History of Nature Photography Day

The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) was formed in 1994 by well over 100 nature photography enthusiasts. The members of this organization were deeply invested in the future of this art form, and ensuring that those who practice it are taking proper steps to protect the subject of their photography through environmental conservation and awareness. Through their efforts they ensure that access to public land continues to exist for nature photographers.

NANPA established Nature Photography Day to help bring awareness to the works they produce and the fragility of the subjects of their work. The first step in truly appreciating the beauty that is nature Photography is getting out into the world with your camera and finding beautiful and rare subjects to photograph. To encourage amateur photographers to participate there’s even a competition held with prizes ranging from an amazing new camera, NANPA membership, and workshops with the leading experts in nature photography.

There are limitless possibilities in nature photography, ranging from standard photography to macro photography to capture all the smallest details of the natural world we live in. In fact, with every passing year there is more and more technology developed that allows people to get closer and even more personal with the natural world, and the animals that inhabit it. Making sure you have all the best equipment and gear to help you enjoy and celebrate this day properly is so essential, and you need to ensure you make the most of this moving forward. 

How to celebrate Nature Photography Day

Obviously, the first step to celebrating Photography Day is getting out into the world with your camera. You can’t take pictures of nature without being out in it, and who doesn’t need a walk every now and then? Visit your local park and discover the beauty held in such a natural setting, or take a look in your garden for the little-hidden world of insects and flowers. Nature can be found everywhere, even in the cracks in the sidewalks! In fact, you could even take this one step further, and try to snap one picture every single day for a year of the natural world. Challenge yourself. 

If you really want to make sure you get the best possible outcome from your nature photography, one of the best things you can do is to book something like a nature safari. This kind of thing is going to set you up for success in the future, and give you access to some of the most incredible and unique wildlife and nature in the world. You might even look at booking a trip like this to coincide with Nature Photography Day in order to really maximize what this day has to offer, and how much you can enjoy it. 

Try to get out of the house and make the most of the world around you. Take your camera to the park, head into the garden, experience nature from a different viewpoint. This is a great way of getting up close and personal with the natural world, and there are so many things that can play a major part in this. So, you are going to need to make the most of everything that comes with it. 

Nature photography is a beautiful art that really brings us closer to the world we live in, and the view through the camera’s lens helps us catcher it every day. So use Nature Photography Day as your excuse to get out into the world and take a closer look at it than you have before, and then capture it for the memories.

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