The Friends of Hagerman NWR Photo Club
The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photo Club meets bimonthly at Hagerman NWR for a technical photography program. The club is open to anyone interested in nature photography, regardless of experience or type of equipment.
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Photo by Melinda Hill
The Annual Nature Photo Contest
Every year in September, the Friends of Hagerman Photo Club sponsor a nature-themed photo contest. For a small fee per photo, photographers may enter as many photos as they wish.
All photographers are invited to participate in the contest, regardless of age or skill level. Divisions include Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced: all photographers, including youth, are welcome!
Ribbons will be awarded for First, Second, and Third place in each of four categories and in both divisions (Beginner and Advanced/Intermediate). In addition, a cash prize will be awarded for First Place in each category, and the photos judged as “Best of Show” and “Youth Best in Show”. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges, who will review the submitted photos without reference to entrant name.
Winners’ photographs will be displayed at the Refuge Visitor Center (when it opens) and published on the Friends of Hagerman website, Facebook page and other venues. The Nature Photo Contest Committee will coordinate and conduct the contest for the Refuge and the Friends of Hagerman NWR.
Check here in September, 2022 for entry Instructions.
Photo by Laurie Snidow
Katydid by Wayne Meyer
Jumping Spider by Randall Patterson
The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photography Club promotes interest in Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and encourages preservation of wildlife and habitats by supporting, assisting and educating nature photographers of all levels.
Hagerman NWR Navigational Guide for Photographers
Upcoming Events and videos of past presentations.
Northern Harrier by Bill Powell
Two Turtles on a Rock
by Marilyn Pickens
The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.
Admission to the refuge, parking and most events/activities are free of charge.
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Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center