"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
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
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
Melissa is interviewed for PhotoShelter by Allen Muryabashi, and discusses wildlife photography as a career, ethics in photography, and other topics. Read the full interview
"Going Deep": November column in Outdoor Photographer
In her latest column, Melissa recommends taking the time to study and learn about your subjects for more meaningful wildlife images. Visit the publication
Contributing Editor At Audubon
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
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.
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.
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
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." Visit the publication
Elected Chair of NANPA Ethics Committee
Melissa has been elected Chair of the North American Nature Photography Association's Ethics Committee.
"Keeping the Wild in Wildlife Photography"
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. Visit the publication
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
Wildlife Photographer Melissa Groo Kicks off Photographers’ Lecture Series
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. Get more info about this workshop
Melissa's new column out in the January issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine
Melissa's latest "Wild at Heart" column in out in the January issue of the magazine, and entitled "Short Cuts that Shortchange Wildlife."
"Do's and Don'ts of Nest Photography"
Just published: "Do's and Don'ts of Nest Photography," an article on ethical nest photography on National Audubon Society's web site. Visit the publication