Jun15 Fun Holiday – Nature Photography Day
June 15 is Nature Photography Day. The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) created the day in 2006 as a way to encourage people to learn and enjoy capturing the beauty of nature through their cameras.
The day also promotes conservation through photography.
Nature photography is a branch of photography that is devoted to taking pictures of natural elements including landscapes, geological formations, and flora and fauna in their natural habitats and in zoos. As a rule, nature photography does not include photographing human subjects, though some exceptions can be made depending on the situation.
Preserving Nature's Bounties
NANPA is a non-profit organization based in the United States that promotes nature photography as a way to preserve and conserve nature and to promote appreciation of the bounties of our natural environment.
How to Celebrate?
- Find the sunrise and sunset times for your location to capture nature in the magical golden hour, or the special blue hour.
- Find out more about how to take pictures during sunrise and sunset, and how to take pictures of the Moon and its surroundings.
- Join a photography club and participate in any events they may have on this day.
- Take a hike with your family and friends and take in the nature around you, while capturing the scenes with your camera.
- Share your favorite outdoorsy picture on social media.
- Volunteer time and money to a local conservation organization.
Did You Know…
…the largest flower in the world is the Rafflesia arnoldii? Found in the rainforests of Indonesia, the flower can grow up to 3 feet (0.914 meters) across.
Nature Photography Day Observances
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