Melissa Groo is a wildlife photographer, conservationist, and ethicist. Her photographs have been published in numerous books and magazines, including Smithsonian, Audubon, Birdwatching, National Wildlife, Living Bird, and New York State Conservationist Magazine.
She writes a regular column on wildlife photography for Outdoor Photographer magazine. Melissa advises the National Audubon Society on photography content as well as ethics in bird photography, and she is a contributing editor to Audubon magazine. She’s on the faculty of the Summit Series of Photography Workshops and Hog Island Audubon Camp. Melissa has received awards and honorable mentions in many photography competitions, including Audubon (Grand Prize winner, 2015), Nature’s Best, and NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association).
Melissa will speak on her journey into wildlife photography, sharing basic tips as well as pointers on ethical photography of wildlife, throughout touching on the power of photography to affect conservation.