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Monthly Meeting 

Join us!  Most meetings are the
second Sunday of each month.

5:30pm Meet & Greet

6:00-8:00pm  Program & Member Image Critique

Reuter Center
Room 206
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-8511
(on the UNC Asheville Campus)

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Western North Carolina is a land of superlatives of Nature, containing many of the exemplary natural features in the eastern United States.  The tallest mountains, the deepest canyons, the highest waterfalls, the sheerest cliffs, the tallest trees, and the most concentrated botanical diversity in the East are a few of its superlative features.

The Appalachian Mountains are the oldest mountains in the world, and the eons and elements have sculpted grand visions in their stony ridgelines.  Their weathered visage belies the rugged, dramatic canyons and gorges within them.

The eroded soils enrich the myriad of plants that have taken seed and root, producing a variety of flora that is more exhaustive than all of Europe.  Entire ecosystems have developed in the forests and glades, supporting a myriad of fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals.

The GOAL of the Asheville region of CNPA is develop a group which will more fully experience the beauty of this exemplary natural area through photography and promote an appreciation of our natural gifts and treasures.

We achieve these goals through several activities:

  • Monthly meetings for networking with fellow members, professional speakers, and others.
  • Photo outings to fascinating places, familiar and unknown.
  • Monthly sunset shoots.
  • Seminars for photographic and technical education.
  • Shows and exhibits on a continual basis.
  • Critiques of members work by experts and fellow members.

We hope you can join us on some of our activities and help us celebrate the beauty of nature in this bountiful, blessed area of superlative natural wonders.

Welcome to the CNPA Asheville Region!

CNPA Mission Statement

To promote Nature Photography in the Carolinas.

To help conserve and preserve the diverse Natural Ecosystem in the Carolinas.

To educate others interested in Nature Photography.

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