Field Trips

Field trips are a great way for SANP members to share their photographic knowledge with others. If you have a location in mind and wish to share it with others as a group or would like to share your photographic secrets with with a workshop contact Kris Light or Bob Turney. Anyone can suggest or lead a workshop or field trip.


Workshops are a great opportunity for SANP members to learn from experts in our region. If you would like to share your photographic secrets with club members in a workshop setting, contact Brad Cottrell. Anyone can suggest or lead a workshop.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:30
Time: Social time 6:30pm/Meeting 7:00pm
Location: Goins Auditorium, Pellissippi State Technical Community College

Joe Anderson, former Knoxvillian, has been working on a TV series that will probably be airing on National Geographic or National Geographic Wild early next year. “Refuge Wild” tells the story of the men and women who work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and their task of managing and protecting America’s Refuge System, which covers over 840 million acres. The weekly hour-long episode will show how these people work to save more than 1600 endangered species and protect threatened plant life. This production will not only prove to be educational, but it is also exciting.

A teaser of the series will be shown and discussed at the meeting. You will be amazed at the wildlife encounters Joe has captured on video. Plus you'll get to see some of the images he has taken while traveling throughout the 566 U.S. refuges as a volunteer ranger.


Morning birds at St. Marks, Florida. Copyright Joe Anderson
Morning birds at St. Marks, Florida. Copyright Joe Anderson.

After many years in business, Joe and wife Murlene went to Sweden to meet family and stayed there for about 10 years, traveling and enjoying Europe. On returning to the states, they settled in east Tennessee. In 2012, they decided to “do less and see more,” continuing their passion for nature photography.

One of their life goals is to see all of the States. In 2013 they sold their home in Tennessee, bought a 40-ft motorhome, and now travel the States volunteering for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, enjoying every minute, always on the lookout for more interesting photos.

For more information and photos, visit Joe’s website