Suzi Eszterhas

2021 NANPA Outstanding Photographer of the Year

Suzi is an award-winning wildlife photographer best known for her work documenting newborn animals and family life in the wild. She has photographed over 100 cover and feature stories for publications such as TIMESmithsonianBBC WildlifeThe New York TimesRanger Rick, and National Geographic Kids. As an author, Suzi has 21 books in print with another three in progress.

Suzi is a dedicated conservationist and helps raise funds and awareness for environmental organizations around the globe. She also recently founded Girls Who Click, a non-profit dedicated to encouraging young women to enter this male-dominated profession. Visit Suzi at suzieszterhas.com.

Jack Dykinga

2021 NANPA Fellow Award Recipient

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Jack blends fine art and documentary styles in his renowned landscape photography. He is a regular contributor to Arizona Highways and National Geographic magazines and was named one of the 40 most influential nature photographers by Outdoor Photography. The International League of Conservation Photographers selected Jack’s image, “Stone Canyon” as one of the 40 best nature photographs of all time. He has authored books on wilderness advocacy—including Frog Mountain Blues, The Sonoran Desert, Stone Canyons of the Colorado Plateau, and Desert: The Mojave and Death Valley—a guide to color landscape photography, andlocation-specific compilations including Arizona and IMAGES: Jack Dykinga’s Grand Canyon. His photography memoir, A Photographer’s Life, was published in 2017.

Daniel Cox

2021 NANPA Fellow Award Recipient

Dan has been documenting nature for more than 40 years and has traveled to all seven continents. His images have placed in prestigious competitions worldwide, including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best. Dan is a field contributor for Outdoor Photographer, an honorary Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, and sole photographer for more than 20 books. His most personally satisfying accomplishments include two cover stories for National Geographic magazine and his current volunteer work as Director of the Arctic Documentary Project for Polar Bears International.

“I’m mostly known for my wildlife photography, but I like to think of myself as an explorer with a camera. Documenting nature with integrity and respect is the most considerate thing a photographer can do for our planet,” says Dan.

Tom Blagden

2021 NANPA Environmental Impact Award Recipient

Tom’s devotion to land protection and conservation issues is evident in his body of work, focused primarily on Maine, South Carolina, Costa Rica, and—more recently—the Grand Canyon. Three of Tom’s 10 books won national book awards, and his photographs have graced the covers of Smithsonian, Audubon, Outdoor Photographer, Nature Conservancy, and Sierra. A Fellow of both the International League of Conservation Photographers and NANPA, and also a NANPA member since its founding, Tom leads photography trips rafting the Grand Canyon. He is a graduate of The Hotchkiss School, CT, and Harvard University.