Join us on Saturday, September 10th at 9:30am for the 63rd season opening of the New York Botanical Zoological Photographic Society for a presentation “Wild America. My Favorite Places in the United States” by nature photographer John Slonina. John will present images of some of the most beautiful places in the United States. Featuring his beautiful pictures and funny stories this program explores the amazing scenery, wildlife, our National Parks and Wildlife Refuges. These photos capture the moods and seasons in all their glory. He will entertain participants and illustrate his points with humor and stories from the field. You will leave this presentation excited by these dramatic images of locations like New England, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Minnesota, Alaska, Florida, Everglades, Big Cypress, Washington State, Acadia, White Mountain National Forest, and Maine. Thrill to the wonders of planet earth displaying the hidden beauty of Wild America.

John SloninaJohn Slonina is a professional nature photographer. A passion for wildlife, wild places and teaching has led him down the path to photography. He has been photographing nature for over 30 years. He also has a photo tour company Slonina Photography which leads instructional photo workshops across North America. John’s goal is to make everything a fun learning experience. John’s subjects include landscape, wildlife, macro, nature, and night photography. His work has been published in calendars, books, magazines and displayed in several galleries. John has presented for numerous camera clubs, nature groups, and photo conferences. His teaching style and humor makes him a popular speaker. You can visit his website –– for his blog posts, online galleries, and tour schedule or visit his Facebook page.

In addition to John’s presentation, we will also be having our annual awards celebration, a raffle and a light lunch. Look forward to seeing everyone! Remember, our new room is on the third floor rooms 327/329.