Mile High Wildlife Photo Club

The Mile High Wildlife Photo 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 Meeting

When: February 13, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: CU South Denver (in the Theater)
10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134 (view map)
Program: Share the View Gala

The Share the View Gala celebrates the Colorado photographers among prize winners, top 250 and outstanding semi-finalists in the Audubon Society of Greater Denver's 2017 Share the View International Nature Photography Contest. Starting at 6:30 pm a slide show of semi-finalist photos will be shown. The more formal program follows around 7pm.

Because many guests are expected, space at this meeting will be limited. Evites for the meeting will be sent to club members. When you receive an Evite invitation, please confirm your attendance by responding to it.

Because of likely time limitations for the Club competition, only one photo per member will be accepted in each of two categories.
Type: Wildlife & Scenic
Judging: Charlie Summers
Guidelines: Digital Image Submission Guidelines,
Monthly Competition Guidelines
Submissions: Jan 16 through Feb 10

Learn about our upcoming meetings.

Monthly Meetings

When: Third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E Hampden Ave
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Great Room
(view map)

Photographers of all ages and levels, as well as guests, are always welcome at our 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 where images compete in four different categories:

  • Wildlife
  • Wildlife - Captive or Controlled
  • Scenic
  • Creative

The Wildlife and Scenic categories are part of each competition, and the Wildlife - Captive or Controlled 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.

Learn about our upcoming meetings.

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