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Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers

    SANP is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to photography of the natural environment. Our motto is "Sharing the Awareness of Nature through Photography." Founded in 1991, SANP's home base is Tennessee's Knoxville/Oak Ridge area, which is rich in natural beauty. Photo opportunities include the Great Smoky, Cumberland, and Blue Ridge Mountains, pastoral valleys, and numerous lakes, rivers, and streams.

    get to know us

    Interested in nature and travel photography? So are we! To learn more about us, explore the website and then

    • Contact a member
    • Join our Facebook group
    • Participate in a meeting or club activity. We meet once a month except December and have field events each month.
    • Our meeting location has changed.  The new location is the Goins Auditorium at Pellissippi State Community College, in the J. L. Goins Administration Building, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville TN.  Information about meetings appears under "Upcoming Events."
    • Check out our latest newsletter.

    Share with us

    Current members are encouraged to share nature photos and photography experiences for use on the website or in upcoming issues of the newsletter.

    Upcoming events

    • 07/15/2024 11:00 AM
      Cedar Bluff Library Meeting Room, 9045 Cross Park Dr, Knoxville, TN
    • 08/03/2024 8:00 AM
      This Challenge will take place at UT Gardens Knoxville, 2518 Jacob Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996, on 3 August 2024 from 8 am until 1 pm. All photographs must be made during this time frame while the photographer is standing inside the UT Gardens boundary.

    Go to the Events page for a calendar view of all upcoming events.

    Code of Ethics

    SANP follows responsible practices of nature photogrpahy to protect the subject, location and photographers.   Read our code of ethics.

    Advice from the pros - what's new

    SANP members may go to the Advice from the Pros page for a library of over a hundred webinars, videos and articles of professional advice. Below is a sampling from the library accessible to everyone.

    Featured Image

    The current featured image by Edward Stickle is called "Blue Iceberg Up Close" Edward entered this photo in the People in Nature Category in the 2022 Salon. Click the image above to view in larger format.

    Photo copyright Edward Stickle

    Our "Featured Member" section below includes only members who have uploaded a "selfie." Join that group via your profile (choose "edit profile" to make changes).

    Become a member

    Is nature and travel photography your passion? Become a member of SANP!

    To enjoy all the benefits of membership, click the "Join SANP" button below and complete the membership application. Dues are for a 12-month membership beginning on the day you join.

    Note: To participate in the 2024 digital image and print salon competition in November, your membership dues must be current on August 31, 2024. 


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