Mile High Wildlife Photography Club

The Mile High Wildlife Photography Club (MHWPC) is a camera club based in Parker, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, Colorado. It was founded in 1976 to provide members the opportunity to learn about wildlife and scenic photography, and also to promote personal growth, education, and enjoyment through nature photography.

It is the only photo club to win the Nature's Best Photography, Windland Smith Rice International Awards, competition in the Camera Club category twice, having won in 2007 and 2010. You may view the winning submissions for 2007 and 2010.

Learn about the benefits of membership and how to join.

Next Meetings

General Meeting
When: June 8, 2016 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Where: The Wildlife Experience (in the Theater)
10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO (view map)
Who: Club members and visitors
Program: Gordon Illg will present:

Dynamic Nature Photography
How do photographers get those great images? What do they look for in the scene? What tools do they use? These are the questions we’ll address with this presentation.
Type: Wildlife, Scenic, & Creative
Judging: Gordon Illg
Guidelines: Digital Image Submission Guidelines,
Monthly Competition Guidelines
Submissions: May 12 through Jun 4
Digital Training Meeting
When: May 25, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: The Wildlife Experience (in the Great Hall or Classroom)
10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO (view map)
Who: Club members only
Program: Topaz Labs Road Show

Kevin Leissring from Topaz Labs will demo a variety of Topaz products. Topaz Labs is the creator of award winning plug-ins and software for photo editing on Macs and Windows. Topaz' suite of cutting-edge plug-ins, turns what used to take hours into just minutes and changes otherwise ordinary photos into exquisite art! Get better results, faster than ever and spend more time doing what you love... taking amazing photos.

This presentation will highlight some of the key innovations in all of the Topaz products including new Topaz Impression and Glow.

All Topaz products will be offered to attendees, at nearly HALF off online prices!

There will be a raffle for attending club members with two prizes: 2nd place prize is one Topaz tool and the grand prize is the complete Topaz package.

Club members are invited to bring a photo on a flash drive to the meeting. Kevin will apply Topaz magic to the photos so that attendees will see in real time, how to improve their photos with the Topaz software.

Note: This meeting will be held in the IMAX Theater. This event is open to all interested parties, not just club members.

Learn about our upcoming meetings.

Monthly Meetings

General Meeting With Competition

When: Second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Where: The Wildlife Experience (in the Theater)
10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO (view map)

Photographers of all ages and levels, as well as guests, are always welcome at our general meetings.

Each meeting has a program typically in the form of a slideshow about an aspect of wildlife or scenic photography. Some of the guests or members who have presented are: Russ Burden, John Fielder, Gordon and Cathy Illg, Weldon Lee, and Joe Lange. The program is followed by a photographic competition, and competition details are provided below.

Learn about our upcoming meetings or read past meeting summaries.

Digital Training Meeting

When: Fourth Wednesday of odd-numbered months from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: The Wildlife Experience (in the Great Hall or Classroom)
10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO (view map)

Club members are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings to learn how to get the most out of their digital files. At each meeting, a technique will be demonstrated, new software may be highlighted, or a creative process may be taught. Meetings are geared to cover aspects from beginner to advanced.

In November the meeting is held on the third Wednesday.

Learn about our upcoming meetings.


The program at the general meeting is followed by a photographic competition where images compete in four different categories: Wildlife, Wildlife - Captive or Controlled, Scenic, and Creative. The Wildlife and Scenic categories are part of each competition, and the Wildlife - Captive or Controlled and Creative categories alternate. Images compete in two different levels: Club, and Masters. The Masters level is for veteran club members whose past history of competition entries has demonstrated their photographic abilities at an extremely high level.

More information is available in the Competition Schedule and Monthly Competition Guidelines. Digital images must be submitted following the Digital Image Submission Guidelines. The submission window opens the day after the previous meeting and closes at the end of the Saturday before the competition.

All images on this site are copyrighted by the photographers and are intended for viewing only. They are
not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of the photographer.