Jennifer Leigh Warner


Jennifer Leigh Warner is a Texas-based fine art wildlife conservation photographer and the Ethics Committee Chair for the North American Nature Photographers Association. Jennifer’s award-winning work on ethics in nature photography and human-wildlife coexistence is used to promote conservation efforts locally and around the world.

Brenda Tharp


Brenda Tharp is a self-taught fine art nature photographer, writer, and speaker. Passionate about photography, Brenda is an enthusiastic workshop instructor and tour leader. Believing she had something to say, she wrote Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, and her latest, Expressive Nature Photography, and co-authored/published Extraordinary Everyday Photography. Still believing she has something worth saying, Brenda has been a keynote speaker at B&H Optic Conference, Carolinas Nature Photographers Association, North American Nature Photographers Association, Northern California Council of Camera Clubs, and Canadian Artists and Photographers Association. She has conducted one-day seminars for camera clubs and webinars for Topaz and Nik. Her fine art photographs are collected by a number of people throughout the world. She is represented by Danita Delimont Stock Photography and has a personal archive online for her fine art prints. Brenda conducts workshops for Girls Who Click, and she is honored to be part of Dewitt Jones’ Healing Images program.

Chris Nicholson


Chris Nicholson is the author of Photographing National Parks and is a partner, instructor, and director of content for National Parks at Night. As a former magazine editor and longtime magazine contributor, Chris’ work has appeared in over 40 books and periodicals. He has served as a book editor for National Parks Traveler, a content consultant for Chimani national-park travel guide apps, and a writer for various photography websites. Chris has taught for CreativeLive, is a regular presenter for Out of Chicago and the B&H Event Space, and he speaks at photography conferences and events around the U.S.

Charles Needle


Charles Needle is an award-winning, Colorado-based fine art photographer, author, speaker and workshop leader with a unique eye for design and artistic interpretation.

He has authored three cutting-edge instructional books: Tiny Worlds: Creative Macro Photography Skills, Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush, and Creative Macro Photography: Professional Tips & Techniques.

An accomplished speaker, photography juror, and teacher with international workshops in Monet’s Garden (Giverny, France for 20 years in a row, with exclusive private access), Keukenhof Gardens (Holland) and The Butchart Gardens (Canada), Charles is also a NANPA Showcase Award winner for 13 years.

Art Wolfe

2021 NANPA Fine Art in Nature Photography Award Recipient

Long before the genre of conservation photography was conceived, Art was practicing it. By employing artistic and journalistic styles, he documents his subjects and educates the viewer. Art’s photography career spans five decades, all seven continents, and millions of images. He has published at least one book a year since 1988, with a total of more than 100 books in eight languages at present, including his award-winning signature work The Living Wild. His images appear on three USPS stamps. A successful public television personality, Art also leads photographic tours worldwide, and his casual weekly Tequila Time with Art became a social media phenomenon during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Art at

Krista Schlyer

2021 NANPA Environmental Impact Award Recipient

Krista, a Senior Fellow in the International League of Conservation Photographers, is a conservation documentarian and storyteller whose home base is in the Washington, D.C., area. Schlyer focuses on long-term landscape-based projects, including the Anacostia River watershed and the longleaf pine ecosystem of the American Southeast. For the past decade she has documented the rich biodiversity of the United States-Mexico borderlands and the impacts of U.S. border policy on the region. She is the writer/director of the 2019 feature film Ay Mariposa and author of Continental Divide: Wildlife, People and the Border Wall, winner of the 2013 National Outdoor Book Award and Ansel Adams Award. Visit Krista at

Ron Rosenstock

2021 NANPA Fine Art in Nature Photography Award Recipient

Ron’s photographs are in the collections of the Peabody Essex Museum, The Fogg Art Museum, Worcester Art Museum, The International Center of Photography, and numerous private collections. He’s been honored with over 100 exhibits in the United States and Europe and has been a member of the U.S. State Department Art for Embassies program since 1998. Ron has published six books of his photographs.

Presently Ron is a frequent lecturer to social, community, and professional groups as well as an international photo tour leader in Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, Morocco, Italy, Japan, Scotland, New Zealand—and Vinalhaven, Maine. Visit Ron at