Slow your vehicle! Photographers crossing! Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge's third semi-annual Refuge Photo Safari is set for Saturday, April 17. Ten experienced leaders will be taking groups of three photographers each out to first see what they can see, and then photograph what they can see. The leaders will be familiar with the cameras used by those in their group, in order to help each person make the most of the safari experience.
Following the photo shoot on the Refuge, participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and stay for a discussion session in the Audio Visual Classroom.
Each photographer will have the opportunity to exhibit pictures from the event in a virtual gallery, to be shown at a later date. It will be interesting to see the Refuge through the vision of these photographers, so stay tuned for the date and time of the showing. Photos from previous safaris ranged from extreme close-ups of wildflowers to bird in flight to landscape vistas. Even photos of similar subjects had unique qualities.
Members of the Friends of Hagerman Nature Photo Club have organized the event, in conjunction with Refuge staff. The club meets bi-monthly, with the next meeting set for May 8. For more information, or to register for the Photo Safari (advance registration required), send your name and contact information, along with camera make and model, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Hagerman NWR, see http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/hagerman/index.html. For more information about activities and programs at the Refuge see http://www.friendsofhagerman.com/.
Photo - Great Egret in Flight, by Pedro Alicea, taken at the Autumn Refuge Photo Safari, 2009.