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Melissa's latest Outdoor Photographer article is online

In the January/February issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine, Melissa's column entitled "Shortcuts That Shortchange Wildlife Photography," describes how to put the welfare of your wildlife photo subjects first by avoiding practices that endanger and exploit them.
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Melissa takes over Smithsonian Magazine's Instagram account this week @smithsonianmagazine

February 2017

Takeover dates: Feb 26-March 3.
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Save the Date!

January 2017

Melissa will receive the Katie O'Brien Lifetime Achievement Award at Audubon Connecticut.
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Smithsonian Cover!

March 2017





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Birds Of East Africa

January 2017

"Birds of East Africa" premieres January 28th at Ithaca's Kitchen Theatre. The main character is an ornithologist/photographer who has spent much time in Africa; her character is loosely based on Melissa and her experiences in the field. Written by Wendy Dann, and directed by Rachel Lampert, the play runs until Feb 12. This is the world premiere.

Cover: New York State Conservationist Magazine

December 2016

The cover of the December issue of New York State Conservationist Magazine features Melissa's photo of a Short-Eared Owl.

Melissa Awarded the Katie O'Brien Lifetime Achievement Award by Audubon Connecticut

December 2013

This award annually recognizes a person who has “demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to the conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats.”

15 Awesome Instagram Accounts for Beautiful Bird Photos

November 26, 2016

Melissa on list of Instagram bird photography accounts recommended by the National Audubon Society.

Podcast Interview with Wildlife Photographer Melissa Groo

October 2016

Melissa is interviewed for PhotoShelter by Allen Muryabashi, and discusses wildlife photography as a career, ethics in photography, and other topics.
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"Going Deep": November column in Outdoor Photographer

November 2016

In her latest column, Melissa recommends taking the time to study and learn about your subjects for more meaningful wildlife images.
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Contributing Editor At Audubon

Summer 2016

Melissa has been named a contributing editor to Audubon. She will be advising on photo content for Audubon magazine and the National Audubon Society web site, as well as providing guidance on ethics.

NANPA's 2017 Vision Award

November 2016

Melissa has been awarded NANPA’s 2017 Vision Award, given to a photographer every two years in recognition of early career excellence, vision and inspiration to others in nature photography, conservation and education.

Tree Hugger Interview

July 2016

Extensive interview with Melissa featured on the Treehugger web site.
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Cover: New York State Conservationist

June 2016

Melissa’s photo of a gray fox kit on the cover of New York State Conservationist magazine, June issue.

"Approaching Wildlife": August Issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine.

August 2016

The August issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine features Melissa’s column, titled “Approaching Wildlife: Two ways to quietly earn the trust of your animal subjects.”

Cover and Feature Article in Outdoor Photographer Magazine

April 2016

Melissa's photograph of a wild bobcat is on the cover of the annual wildlife issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine. The issue also includes a feature article by her, entitled "Wild Biographer: Telling the Stories of the Animal Kingdom."
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Elected Chair of NANPA Ethics Committee

August 2016

Melissa has been elected Chair of the North American Nature Photography Association's Ethics Committee.

"Keeping the Wild in Wildlife Photography"

Summer 2016

Just published in National Wildlife Magazine: "Keeping the Wild in Wildlife Photography." An article on authentic nature photography that helps—rather than harms—wildlife conservation.
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Melissa's latest Outdoor Photographer article is online

In the January/February issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine, Melissa's column entitled "Shortcuts That Shortchange Wildlife Photography," describes how to put the welfare of your wildlife photo subjects first by avoiding practices that endanger and exploit them.
Visit the publication

Melissa takes over Smithsonian Magazine's Instagram account this week @smithsonianmagazine

February 2017

Takeover dates: Feb 26-March 3.
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Wildlife Photographer Melissa Groo Kicks off Photographers’ Lecture Series

January, 2017

Award-winning wildlife photographer, writer, and conservationist Melissa Groo on January 19 will kick off Williston’s 2017 Photographers’ Lecture Series, which brings notable photographers to the Williston, MA campus for a public lecture and in-depth classroom instruction for Williston students.
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"Do's and Don'ts of Nest Photography"

Summer 2016

Just published: "Do's and Don'ts of Nest Photography," an article on ethical nest photography on National Audubon Society's web site.
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Galapagos 2017 Tour just announced!

May 2017

Coming Soon!
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Interviewed by CBS News

April 2016

Audubon Photography Awards
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Interview with NANPA

March 2016

Melissa is interviewed on her volunteer work for NANPA.
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Interview with Hog Island

April 2016

Hog Island Audubon camp newsletter
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