Guest Speaker: Ron Magill, March 27, 2019

Walk on the “Wild Side”
Joys of Wildlife Photography

Okavango Lioness © Ron Magill
Taken at sunset in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, Africa with a Nikon D3 body and 600 mm f4 AFS VR lens at 3200 ISO. This lioness is lunging across the water to take away a kill that was just made by a pack of wild dogs.

From your local zoo to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, Ron Magill will show you how to get the best out of wildlife photography while having the time of your life! Whether photographing polar bears in the sub-freezing temperatures of the Arctic, lions on the scorching plains of the Serengeti, or butterflies in his own backyard, Ron’s work has captured wildlife in a way that has inspired people around the world. Ron will show you how to get the most out of what you have, while learning that wildlife photography can be enjoyed by anyone with a yearning for adventure.

Ron Magill is Zoo Communications and Media Relations Director of Zoo Miami and a Nikon Ambassador USA. He has worked with wildlife for over 40 years, producing articles and award-winning photographs appearing in publications and galleries around the world. He has developed and directed conservation projects and Emmy Award-winning documentaries on the wildlife of Africa, Asia, and tropical America. As Zoo Miami’s “Goodwill Ambassador,” he makes frequent television appearances on national television networks. In addition to Zoo Miami and the Zoo Miami Foundation, Ron has worked with several children’s charities with a special dedication to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and is a regular speaker at schools and civic organizations throughout South Florida.

Ron’s proudest professional achievement is establishing the Ron Magill Conservation Endowment at the Zoo Miami Foundation, providing scholarships and supporting field conservation projects designed to protect wildlife in its natural habitats.

Instagram: @ronmagillconservation

 © Ron Magill
 ©  Ron Magill

Event Details

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Doors open 6:00 pm. Program begins 6:30 pm

Meetings are held at The Metropolitan Opera Guild Learning Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center (located on the north side of West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, closer to Amsterdam). From the street level, take the elevator or escalator up one level and proceed through the revolving doors into the lobby of the Rose Building to get the elevator up to the 6th floor.

Lincoln Center is well served by public transportation—Subway: the #1 Local train stops at 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station; Buses: M5, M7, M10, M66, and M104 all stop within one block of Lincoln Center.

Suggested donation: $7.00

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