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 Meetings

General Meeting
When: April 12, 2017 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Where: CU South Denver (in the Theater)
10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134 (view map)
Who: Club members and visitors
Program: Bob and Cindy Maynard
Since starting Colorado Plateau Photo Tours in 2009, when he worked only in Rocky Mountain National Park, Bob Maynard has expanded that business to include Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, Mesa Verde, Hovenweep, Sand Dunes, Monument Valley, Cedar Mesa, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks and works extensively throughout the desert southwest in Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. His 31 piece exhibit The Magic of the Desert Southwest, hung in the Edge of Cedars Museum in Utah throughout 2014. His 34 piece exhibit, Ancient Skies Through Ancient Eyes will hang in the Edge of Cedars Museum through April, 2017 before moving to the Fremont Indian Museum of Utah in 2017 and the Historical Museum of Price, Utah in 2018. He has accumulated over 1500 photo credits and his images have appeared in Audubon, Rocky Mountain Raptor Center publications Southwest Archaeology and Boulder County Open Space publications. He was Chairman of the Louisville National Juried Photography Show from 2010 - 2014.

Cindy Maynard has been a volunteer naturalist for Boulder County Open Space since 2002 and has taught classes on dozens of natural history topics. She is a regular contributor to Images Magazine, published by Boulder County. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Audubon Society, Boulder County Nature Association and Boulder County Audubon Society. She has extensive experience teaching and writing about the natural world.

Bob and Cindy have published two books, The Photographer's Guide to Colorado's National Parks and Monuments (Lulu Publishing, 150 pages, 125 images) and Ancient Skies through Ancient Eyes (Palmetto Publishing, 100 page coffee table style book).

Join us as we take a nighttime journey through the American southwest. Our multi-media presentation features recorded descriptions of fascinating rock art and ruin sites set against a haunting sound track, interspersed with Bobís live presentation of his unique photographic techniques. Both sections feature the Bobís stunning photos of the night skies as the Ancient Ones might have seen them. The program is a feast for the imagination and a visual delight
Type: Wildlife, Scenic, & Creative
Judging: Bob Maynard
Guidelines: Digital Image Submission Guidelines,
Monthly Competition Guidelines
Submissions: Mar 9 through Apr 8
Digital Training Meeting
Info: There is no Digital Training Meeting this month.

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Monthly Meetings

General Meeting With Competition

When: Second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Where: CU South Denver (in the Theater)
10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134 (view map)

Photographers of all ages and levels, as well as guests, are always welcome at our general 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, and competition details are provided below.

Learn about our upcoming meetings or read past meeting summaries.

Digital Training Meeting

When: Fourth Wednesday of odd-numbered months from 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Where: CU South Denver (in the Great Hall or Classroom)
10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134 (view map)

Club members are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings to learn how to get the most out of their digital files. At each meeting, a technique will be demonstrated, new software may be highlighted, or a creative process may be taught. Meetings are geared to cover aspects from beginner to advanced.

In November the meeting is held on the third Wednesday.

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The program at the general meeting is followed by a photographic competition where images compete in four different categories: Wildlife, Wildlife - Captive or Controlled, Scenic, and 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.

All images on this site are copyrighted by the photographers and are intended for viewing only. They are
not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of the photographer.