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See wildlife photos, Friday, March 23

John Eppler, a noted nature photographer, will make a photo presentation about his adventures on national wildlife refuges.

The free program will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 23 at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, 100 Conservation Way, Roanoke Island.

Eppler is from Reston, Va. He’s been photographing as a hobby for over 30 years. His primary interest is nature photography, which he’s pursued in all 50 states, Canada, Central and South America. He rates himself as an advanced amateur photographer. John uses Canon professional-level photography equipment.

The focus of his presentation will be images he’s taken on visits to National Wildlife Refuges. Before retirement, John had the opportunity to travel frequently for business. He often extended his trips to take in refuges near his work. When he took vacations he and wife Barbara took many trips where wildlife refuges were included. Now that they are both retired, they have an RV and they volunteer in refuges. This gives John concentrated periods of wildlife viewing and photography.

John is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association. His photos have been published on the Outdoor Photographer Landscape Calendar, the Potomac River National Refuge Complex literature and kiosks; in the NANPA Expressions magazine and placed second overall in a Texas wildlife Pro-Am Contest.

John also teaches basic nature photography. He posts images on Facebook and has a website JohnEpplerPhoto.com