Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers

About SANP

SANP is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to photography of the natural environment. Our motto is "Sharing the Awareness of Nature through Photography." Founded in 1991, SANP is based in East Tennessee's Knoxville/Oak Ridge area, which is rich in natural beauty. Photo opportunities include the Great Smoky, Cumberland, and Blue Ridge Mountains, pastoral valleys, and numerous lakes rivers and streams.
SANP Members may
-- view Board Meeting Minutes and Bylaws from the Members Only page
-- view photos from club members using the search feature on the Member Directory page
Our Zenfolio gallery is open to the public.

We have regular meetings on the last Tuesday of each month except December, when we take a break for the holidays. Our meetings feature presentations by highly skilled nature photographers from our region, some of whom are members of our club, as well as nationally known artists from across the country. Club members have the opportunity to participate in field events throughout the year. Occasional seminars are also offered. Our annual Salon is in February, during which we display print entries, show digital entries, and award hundreds of dollars in door prizes to attendees.

Club Administration

The SANP Board of Directors consists of nine elected members. Each year, three new members are elected for a service period of three years. The Board appoints the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Board meets as needed to handle the business of the club.

Board of Directors

  • David Boruff
  • Chris Cannon
  • Sharon Cottrell
  • Gretchen Kaplan
  • Ron McConathy
  • Kristina Plaas
  • Dale Potter
  • Charles Samuels
  • Marcy Wielfaert

Club Officers

Volunteer Managers

Contacts:     Ed Stickle, President       Brad Cottrell, Membership       Website (

Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization located near the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.
Mailing address: 1143 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Ste 107A/231, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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