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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: January 14, 2015 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: Charlie and Rita Summers, MHWPC members from Aurora, Colorado, have been photographing wildlife since the 1970's. They became full time professionals in 1985, specializing in action and animals with their young. They have a particular interest in wild horses throughout the world.

Their January presentation will feature Australia's external territories in the Indian Ocean. Two of the lesser known islands in these external territories are Christmas and Cocos-Keeling Islands. Christmas, located some 400 miles south of Jakarta, was named because it was discovered on a Christmas Day. Cocos-Keeling, halfway between Australia and Sri Lanka, was named for Captain Keeling who first discovered the islands. Both are volcanic in nature and share the same underwater mountain range.

These islands have unique wildlife, Christmas with its 100 million Red Crabs that migrate and Cocos-Keeling with its abundance of bird life and lagoon creatures. Charlie and Rita have been fortunate to visit these two islands multiple times starting in 1999 and extending through 2006.
Business: Election of officers.
Competition:
Type: Wildlife, Scenic, & Wildlife CC
Guidelines: Digital Image Submission Guidelines,
Monthly Competition Guidelines
Submissions: December 11 through January 10
Digital Training Meeting
Info: There is no Digital Training Meeting this month.

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.

Competitions

The program at the general meeting is followed by a photographic competition where images compete in five different categories: Wildlife, Wildlife - Captive or Controlled, Scenic, Scenic With Minimal Wildlife, and Creative. The Wildlife and Scenic categories are part of each competition, and the Wildlife - Captive or Controlled, Scenic With Minimal Wildlife, 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.