“The Wildlife Resources Division is so thankful for the Georgia Nature Photographers’ Association and the special partnership we’ve built. By providing beautiful Georgia-based photos, photographers are able help the agency spread the message of conservation while also showcasing the talented residents of the state of Georgia.”  

Aubrey Pawlikowski, Assistant Manager for Public Affairs, Communications & Marketing


This week we are focusing on the winners of the Close Up category winners from our conservation photography project for Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Resources Division.  Close Up photography is a type of shot that tightly frames a person or object. Close-ups display the most detail, but they do not include the broader scene. (Wikipedia)


Week 3 – Close Up Category

1st Place – Sara Asby

Ghost Crab at Jekyll Island, Sara Asby


Focal Length:   8.7mm
Aperture:          f/4
Exposure:        1/1000
ISO:                 160
Location:          Jekyll Island, GA
Date:                April 4, 2014 9:39AM

The annual project is a key piece of GNPA’s Conservation Committee, whose primary goal is helping GNPA members become aware of how they can engage in GNPA’s conservation efforts, and help members develop the skills to make valuable contributions to conservation in Georgia.

2nd Place – Ricki Forbes

Camera:           Canon EOS 60D
Lens:                Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM
Focal Length:   100mm
Aperture:          f/9
Exposure:        1/50
ISO:                 400
Date:                September 7, 2019  9:20AM

With 8 official conservation partners of GNPA across the state, there is always a need for your help.  From documenting cleanup events and families in nature to helping build a database of plants and wildlife, you can make a difference!

3rd Place – Steve Rushing

Camera:           Olympus
Lens:                Olympus 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II
Focal Length:   80mm
Aperture:          f/5.6
Exposure:        1/1250
ISO:                 200
Location:          Terrell City, GA

GNPA is extremely proud of the difference that our Conservation Group members are making to have their photographs inspire current and future generations to connect with our natural world. 

To join the GNPA Conservation Group email cons_volunteers@gnpa.org