Navigating Photography Contests, Competitions, and Exhibitions Part I
July 26, 2022

By Debbie McCulliss

Have you ever entered photography contest? For a long time I didn’t, but that changed during the COVID lockdowns. In this two-part article, I will share why I started entering my photos and 25 things I’ve learned in the process of entering photography contests, competitions, and exhibitions during the pandemic...

Navigating Photography Contests, Competitions and Exhibitions Part II
July 28, 2022

By Debbie McCulliss

In part I of this article, I wrote about why I decided to enter my work in photo competitions and listed some of the better-known contests, including NANPA’s soon-to-open Showcase photo competition...

A Huge Iceberg Threatens South Georgia Island
January 29, 2021

Huge Iceberg Threatens South Georgia Island

January 29, 2021

Iceberg in the South Atlantic © Debbie McCullissBy Debbie McCulliss

Besides a global pandemic, 2020 was marked by historic wildfires, droughts, landslides, and severe storms...

Photographing High-Key Winter Wildlife and Landscape Images
December 23, 2020

Montana Cowgirl and Horses in a Snowstorm © Debbie McCullissBy Debbie McCulliss

As a wildlife and nature photographer who loves winter photography, photographing high-key images is a favorite technique...

Alaska’s Chilkat River Bald Eagle Preserve
Posted on NANPA websiteNovember 27, 2020

Our National Symbol © Debbie McCulliss

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. – John Muir

By Debbie McCulliss

The Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve is a world-famous, 48,000-acre area in which one of the world’s largest gatherings of bald eagles feast every fall on spawned-out chum salmon...

Alaska’s Tongass National Forest: A Refuge
Posted on NANPA website October 23, 2020

By Debbie McCulliss

“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue; the body seems one palate, and tingles equally throughout.”

~John Muir

In November of 2018, 40 years after my first and only trip to Alaska when I hiked the Chilkoot Trail, I was traveling again on an Alaska Marine Highway ferry—an affordable, informal cruise that took me round-trip from Juneau (Alaska’s capital city) to Haines in Southeast Alaska, where, at times, there are more eagles than people...

Photographing Hummingbirds: A Pandemic Escape
Posted on NANPA website August 19, 2020

By Debbie McCulliss

On the snowy first couple of weeks of this past spring, to lessen pandemic anxiety, I was thinking of migration—movement from one region to another. It was timely. Epic animal migrations take place every spring...

The Resilient Spirit of Yellowstone Bison
Posted on NANPA website April 17, 2020

Bison in Soda Butte Creek, a tributary of the Lamar River. Story & photos by Debbie McCulliss

Photographing bison in Yellowstone National Park is on many photographers’ bucket lists. These magnificent mammals are certainly photogenic, but learning a bit of their history, and the role they play in the ecosystem gives us a deeper understanding of both bison—or buffalo as they are known to many people, and their environment, as well as imbuing our photos with additional layers of meaning...

 Penguins, Seals, and Icebergs, Oh My!
Posted on NANPA website January 29, 2020

The MV Ushuaia cruising off South Georgia Island.

I spent weeks preparing and packing for my “Epic South Georgia” voyage, a photographer’s dream bucket-list trip, run by Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris...