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Tom Hill

2023 Nature Competition

Nadia Haq

Monday, October 23, 2023

11:30 PM

Submission Deadline:

October 13, 2023

Hybrid Meeting (See Remote Meeting Instructions)

United Parish of Auburndale

64 Hancock St. 

Auburndale, MA

This season the Nature Competition will have three submission categories rather than two: Wildlife, Landscape & Natural Details, and Open. You are still limited to a total of three images which you can divide up between these three categories. As before, no more than two images are allowed in any one category. It is no longer necessary to follow PSA rules. This means that in addition to cropping and exposure/color adjustments, you may also edit out small distractions. The main subject of the image, however, should reflect the reality of what you observed. 


This category is for photos of wild animals. Do not submit photos of domestic or captive animals. If the hand of man is included, it should be an insignificant part of the image or a necessary part of the story (e.g., a barn for a barn owl).


Landscape & Natural Details

This category encompasses nature in all its glories, ranging from the grand landscape to the smallest natural detail. Animals should not be included, except incidentally. Again, the hand of man may be included, particularly if it's part of the nature story, but it should not be a prominent part of the image. 



 You can submit up to two images that depict any topic.

Nadia Haq

Nadia Haq is an award-winning nature photographer based in Lexington, MA. She is a trained Ph.D. Chemist who decided to focus on storytelling through photography after taking an early retirement from research. Her passion for wildlife and landscapes has driven her to explore places from the Arctic to the Antarctic, and various other habitats in between. Nadia strives to educate herself, her family, and others about wildlife, and environment through her images and stories. She posts regularly on her Instagram and Facebook pages about her expeditions.

You can also find her work on which she shares with her photographer husband, Ryan Mack. While Nadia captures her images from land, ships, boats, airplanes, and helicopters, her husband mostly enjoys underwater, drone, and landscape photography.

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