Enter for your chance to win These Great Prizes

The Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 Gift Card for Calumet Photographic and will also win the prizes described below.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a Two-day Academy Conservation Photography Workshop/Excursion to Point Reyes, CA. The Six Category winners and One People’s Choice winner will each receive their choice of an upcoming One-Day Academy Conservation Photography Workshop. A conservation photographer’s work begins once they click the shutter. It’s what you do with these images that matters as it takes you into the active role of affecting conservation for the natural world. Learn More
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The Grand Prize winner Six Category winners and One People’s Choice winner will each receive an Academy Behind-the-Scenes tour for two. Join one of our tour guides for a behind the scenes look at the Academy. Learn about how the building and Aquarium work and get a peak into the Academy’s collections to see what the scientists use to conduct their research. And, get a look at some of the exhibits that are not currently on the public floor. Learn More

Join us to learn about fun & upcoming Conservation Photography programs

Award Winning Conservation Photographer Florian Schulz Presents: To The Arctic Join us for this unique presentation taking place in the Academy’s Morrison Planetarium as we make use of the Dome’s capabilities to immerse you in this photographic tale about the Arctic region and the wildlife that call it home. The images from this project and his personal accounts are chronicled in the IMAX 3D movie, “To The Arctic” and in a book by the same title. A book signing will follow the presentation. Learn More
In Partnership With The San Francisco Public Library, award winning conservation photographer Bryant Austin presents: Whales: Up Close and Personal. He is the only photographer in the world producing high-resolution, life-size photography of whales. In this presentation, Austin will describe his fearless process and reveal images from his breathtaking new book, Beautiful Whale, which will be published in April 2013 by Abrams. Hear the story behind these impactful images that inspire people to take the future of whales-endangered throughout the oceans-into their hearts. Book signing to follow. Learn More
Our Real World Meetup Community!!! Consider this your invitation to join our social group that can serve as way for all of us to stay in touch as a photography community. We would love to have you join our group and spread the word to fellow photographers. We can use this platform to announce free real world gatherings to grow our community and plan times to get together with new friends that you may have made through the various Academy photography programs. Learn More

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Check out our Photostream on Flickr for images from the Academy, or join the California Academy of Sciences Group and share photos from your visits. Or join our Conservation Photography Flickr pool to show us how you are affecting conservation with your images. Join Us