Keynote Speaker: Lowell Washburn
Born in North Central Iowa, Lowell Washburn has enjoyed a lifelong interest in the out of doors. He began photographing wild birds at age 10, and outdoor photography soon became his passion and eventually a career. Washburn is best known for images that portray migratory waterfowl and other wetland wildlife in their natural habitats. His best photographs are often obtained after spending hours floating amid natural marshlands, half submerged within the dark confines of a floating muskrat house blind.
Today, his photos and writing have appeared in over 50 national and international magazines including Outdoor Life, International Wildlife, Field & Stream, Ducks Unlimited, Pointing Dog Journal, the NAFA Journal, and others.
After working as a naturalist for Iowa's county conservation board system, Washburn was recruited by the Department of Natural Resources. He also served as a staff member for the Iowa Conservationist Magazine and for DNR's Iowa Outdoors Magazine.
In addition to wildlife photography, his ongoing outdoor passions include falconry, traditional bow hunting, waterfowling, spending time with hunting dogs of all types, and herpetology.
You can visit his blog here!