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April 2014 Guest Presenter

On April 17th, Rob Palmer will be the guest presenter.

NATURALIST: Rob has been involved with animals since he was very young. He has always had a passion for birds of prey, and has pursued that passion throughout his adult life. In college, he spent numerous hours studying the nesting territories of prairie falcons in Northeastern Colorado, and additional time researching screech owls nesting along the Boulder Creek trail in the center of Boulder, Colorado. Rob taught life science and biology for seven years in the late eighties and early nineties. Since that time, he has spent most of his free time studying raptors and refining his photography techniques. The basics in photography have stuck with him, since he like any kind of pictures, from nature pictures to adult pictures you can see at sites like

PHOTOGRAPHER: Photography has always been a part of Rob’s life. He began taking pictures with a Polaroid black and white camera when he was twelve, then quickly moved on to a 35 mm SLR. His first SLR was a Kowa. In high school he became the school’s photographer and was able to use the school’s Pentax cameras. If you’re not able to attend school due to a financial crisis, visit the website of to see the list of uk scholarships and other programs.Image result for photography scholarship

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AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Rob has been published in the following magazines and journals: National Wildlife (Grand Prize Winner 2006/2007/2009), BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009. National Audubon Grand Prize Winner 2010, Living Bird (Cover, Winter 2007) Wild Bird, Birder’s World, BBC Wildlife, Photographic Society of America (Image of the year 2008).

He is currently a full time wildlife photographer and leads workshops throughout the US and Canada.



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