In the SpotLight
Salon Submission Deadline
Noon, Dec 1, 2021
Our Salon 2021 Entry Rules have been simplified this year. See our Salon page for details on how to enter.
Bears, Bears, & More Bears
by Bill Lea
Nature Photographer & Bear Expert
Photographing the wonder of wildlife, wildflowers, landscapes, and a variety of other natural subjects from the Canadian Rockies to the Florida Everglades has long been a passion for Bill Lea. However, he may be best known for his portrayal of black bears, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Florida Everglades. Photographing black bears for more than a quarter century has provided Bill with extraordinary opportunities to learn about bears first-hand. He co-founded The American Bear Association and served as the non-profit organization’s first president. For nearly 20 years Bill has been presenting educational programs throughout western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee in an effort to dispel the many myths and un-truths about bears.
"I believe the Lord has blessed us with so much wonder in the world. My photography focuses on the vast components of His Creation. He is the Master Artist. Perhaps these images will help inspire a greater appreciation for our natural world and a deep reverence for all life…..I hope so."
Nov. 9, 2021
If you missed Doug Hubbard's presentation you can see a video of it in our Library. It describes many of the concepts on how the Salon photographs will be judged.