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Nature Photographer Jeff Parker To Speak

To Land Of Waterfalls Camera Club


Last updated 1/6/2021 at 4:20pm

This Jaguar (Panthera onca) was photographed by Jeff Parker in the Brazilian Pantanal with a Canon 5d Mark lll using a 600mm f/4 Mark ll lens.

The Land of Water Falls Camera Club will kick off its 2021 program schedule with a live online Zoom photographic presentation of "Big Cats and Little Cats" by Jeff Parker at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Parker, a world-class wildlife and nature photographer/guide with "Explore In Focus" based at his Red Belly Ranch near Smithville, Texas, will share his exciting experiences photographing all seven of the world's big cats (and some little cats) in their natural habitats on four continents.

He was an award winner in the 2010 Images for Conservation Pro-Tour. Parker's photographs have appeared in many publications and websites, including Outdoor Photographer, Audubon Magazine, NANPA'S Expressions, American Profile, American Airlines' Celebrated Living, Texas Journey Magazine, Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, Texas Wildlife Magazine and Wildlife Photographic.

In 2016 he and his wife Mary O. Parker, a nature-lover and award-winning writer, released their book, "Explore Texas – A Nature Travel Guide."

Jeff Parker captured this photo of a female Puma (Puma concolor) near Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, using a Canon 5D Mark lll with a 600mm f/4 Mark ll lens.

Parker promotes photography as a powerful conservation tool. He feels that photographers should: Support local communities that preserve biodiversity by giving them our business; share our love of nature and photography with others; encourage practices of conservation where and how we photograph; and respect the environments and species we photograph.

He is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), the Nature Conservancy, the Texas Photographic Society, and the Audubon Society. He's also a Corpus Christi certified wildlife guide and holds a NOLS Wilderness First Aid certificate.

Parker thoroughly enjoys helping other nature lovers improve their photography techniques and also shows them great places to do so.

This monthly meeting is open to the public and will be live online with Zoom. Participants are encouraged to sign in at least ten minutes early at 6:50 p.m. to check their connections and settings. Non-member guests are encouraged to go to [email protected] a day or two beforehand for invitation and access information.


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