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FROM THE NBP STAFF

The year 2023 has been very busy here at Nature's Best Photography. We are in the midst of developing a new NATURE'S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY - NEXT GENERATION platform that involves website upgrades, new online and print publication strategies, refined photo competition platform, exciting partnership alliances, continuing Children's Hospital exhibition installations, and a team of Nature's Best Ambassadors to help build future opportunities for NBP operations and public engagement.

It is exciting to say the least and we appreciate your ongoing interest, patience, and support for the NBP program as we begin these important steps that will deliver strategic growth and future sustainability. If you would like to participate in our plans through funding support, in-kind operations assistance, partnership development, and more, please reach out to NBP President, Steve Freligh at sfreligh@naturesbestphotography.org.

This past fall, the 2022 Mkapa Awards winners were revealed at the Nairobi National Museum in Kenya. A selection of prints from this impressive display is now touring the USA. The first showing appeared in April-June at the Society of the Four Arts non-profit charity organization in Palm Beach, Florida. ON DISPLAY NOW: the Mkapa Awards is hosted at the LA Museum of Natural History, California, from July 14 to October 10. Then, the exhibition travels to the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, where it will be open from Nov. 4 to April, 2024.

The Nature's Best Photography International Awards are in the final round of review and design. We have requested high-resolution photos and captions and apologize for the delay in the announcement of winners as a new NBP Awards platform is put into place. The NBP Awards finalists ARE NOW being emailed to confirm information behind the shots. All entrants will be emailed when we release the NBP Awards Official Finalists gallery later this month.

We hope you are as excited as we are in reimagining our celebration of nature through the art of photography, films, and public storytelling.

Questions? Want to become part of our NBP Next-Gen team? Email Operations Manager, Amanda Gaquin at amanda@naturesbestphotography.org OR email NBP President, Steve Freligh, directly at sfreligh@naturesbestphotography.org.

The NBP Awards Exhibitions bring joy to Children's National Hospitals and clinics in the D.C. area

Our NBP Awards Exhibition Program for hospitals continues to deliver uplifting visual storytelling to those who may benefit from it the most—inspiring healing and joy to patients, visitors, and dedicated staff alike. Click on the gold button below to learn more and help support the growth of this important program.

SUPPORT NBP PROGRAMS

The Nature's Best Photography Fund is supported through nonprofit alliances, foundation grants, corporate partnerships, program sponsorships, and individual donations. YOUR support will help us do the following:

  • Enhance ways in which we communicate the beauty, diversity, and importance of conservation through the art of photography and films.
  • Allow us to grow our NBP Awards competitions and online presentations.
  • Help us produce presentations of award-winning quality that support all NBP program initiatives and activities.
  • Help us develop, produce, and travel multi-media exhibitions, making them available to museums, hospitals, universities, and public galleries worldwide.
  • Allow us to develop and grow our public programs for mental health and wellness.
  • Allow us to educate, involve, and deliver positive encouragement for outdoor awareness and enjoyment for all ages.

It is an exciting time ahead at Nature's Best Photography and we have been busy working with new supporters, new partners, and new solutions to bring the very best of nature right to your doorstep in upcoming issues.

We have never wavered from our early commitment to maintaining the highest standards in design and photo reproduction. In this modern world of evolving technology, we feel it is more important than ever to enjoy the simplicity of a single moment in nature or a compelling story as revealed by people with deep Passion and Purpose. —My very best, Steve Freligh, FB: @SteveFreligh, President and CEO, Nature's Best Photography