July's Featured Speaker

BIO: Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews’ passion for nature photography began over 45 years ago, and he has been shooting professionally for 20 years. His images have been published in numerous national publications like Birds and Blooms, Gulfshore Life, Bassmaster's, and more. Many of his images have also been published by universities for articles relating to specific topics like human/wildlife interaction.

Being an avid outdoorsman, his passion for photographing wildlife is ever present when he is in the field. Mike uses this skill to get very close to wildlife and captures stunning images that bring his audience along as if they were there with him.

A master falconer, Mike has trained birds of prey for over 40 years and offers bird of prey workshops in both Florida and in his home state of Kentucky. In addition, one of Mike’s favorite topics is Herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians). This is an area that has led Mike to be one of the premier macro photographers in the United States. He is best known for his macro photography workshops where he brings exotic reptiles and amphibians for participants to photograph.

Mike also offers a variety of guided Nature Photography Tours, Birding Workshops, Floral workshops, and Extreme Macro. He has been a Keynote speaker throughout the USA on these topics. Mike’s hope is that you will enjoy his passion for photography, capturing nature in its truest form through inspirational images, giving God all the credit for enabling him to fulfill his dream. Learn more at Mike’s website: www.mikematthewsphotography.com.

(Photo copyright Mike Matthews)

Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization,
located near the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. 
Mailing address: SANP, 1143 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Ste 107A/231, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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