Help Build the Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Photo Library
All GNPA members are invited once again to help the Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division fill out their photo library. Photos are shared on Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division’s social media outlets, website, and other publications. They want to feature us a Georgia nature photographer! You will retain copyright to your photos but grant the Wildlife Resources Division a non-exclusive right to use them. The photographer will always be credited when a photo is used. Submission guidelines are included at the bottom of this post.
Georgia DNR has also offered something really amazing this time around. They are always welcome to take folks out in the field with their biologists and have us capture field work. If there is interest, they can email our DNR rep Aubrey Pawlikowski and she will connect them with the appropriate field staff. This is a wonderful opportunity to photograph some amazing places and also get to see how WRD staff are doing fabulous things for our wildlife and habitat in the State of Georgia.
GNPA contributed more than 1000 photos to Georgia DNR last year and they are wanting more. There is no such thing as “too many” photos! The more we can contribute, the more Georgia DNR can rotate them in and out. Submissions have really slowed since the pandemic started, so Georgia DNR is looking for some fresh images. Attached are submission instructions for the GNPA members.
Go through your photo archives or take this opportunity to visit some of Georgia’s wonderful wildlife management and public fishing areas. Photos may have been taken at any time in Georgia or a habitat that is the same as Georgia’s. Plants, animals, birds, insects, landscapes, and even recreation are all subjects the Wildlife Resources Division needs. Here is the WRD Priority Image List that can be used to get an idea of the plants and animals of interest to the Wildlife Resources Division.
In addition to the priority image list linked above, outlined below are a number of immediate photo needs that Georgia DNR has:
- Habitat types – Especially conservation priority habitats. Here is the State Wildlife Action Plan breakout that can help you determine where these areas may be. If there are any questions regarding conservation priority habitats, please feel free to contact Aubrey Pawlikowski at email@example.com and she will be able to direct you to a biologist who will be able to help you.
- Hunting – Hunters in hunting situations, but not necessarily with game (at check stations, setup ready to hunt (i.e. such as for turkey) using their calls, headed to hunt locations (i.e. in the woods, in their camo, etc.)’
- Fishing – Anglers fishing from banks, piers, docks, grouping of family members such as adults with their parents or kids with grandparents.
- Wildlife photos – Especially deer, bear, fox, coyote, and turkey
- Bears – bears with cubs, near homes, eating out dumpsters/trash cans, on porches, and in their natural habitat
- Deer – in backyards, in roadways
- Young wildlife
- Coyotes and foxes especially in urban environments
- Wildlife viewing both in the woods and in their backyard (i.e., people feeding birds, birding, looking at wildflowers, photographing native animals and plants (butterflies, bees, etc.), peering from viewing platforms). Here’s a list of some great places across the state to get these types of photos: https://georgiawildlife.com/wildlife-viewing-grants-recipients.
- Wildlife Management Areas or Public Fishing Areas – Scenic/Landscape photos
GNPA GA WRD Photo Priorities List