Join Larry Neel on safari through the national parks of Tanzania as he shares the images of a fifty-year dream come true. Larry’s passion for wild animals and birds inspired him to become a wildlife biologist and award-winning wildlife photographer. *Shadows In The Grass* chronicles Larry’s encounters with the magnificent wild creatures of Tanzania’s national parks in 2013 and 2016. His artistic photographic style is richly infused with the imagination of a child raised in the 1960’s on the television adventure series *Wild Kingdom,* wild animal trading cards, and the art of Mary Baker, Walter Weber, Francis Lee Jacques, and Robert Bateman. Larry’s photo art imagery has been described as “sensitive”, “perceptive”, and “obviously full of love for the subject”. *Shadows In The Grass* brings the viewer up close and personal with the denizens of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and the Tarangire and Ruaha Rivers, revealing souls worthy of our respect and awe – magnificent beasts and heart-winning creatures worthy of our most earnest efforts of preservation – sharing the planet and enriching the lives of our children and children’s children through the rest of time.
Symposium Session Details
Shadows In The Grass – An African Photo Safari
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Photographer Larry Neel of Fallon, Nevada grew up on a cotton farm near Lovington, New Mexico and graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Wildlife Biology in 1977. He gained his Master’s Degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1980 and retired from a thirty-year career with Nevada Department of Wildlife in 2012. He has worked as a professional photographer since 2009. His photos have appeared in Audubon Magazine, won honors at the Shooting The West photography symposium and are regularly exhibited in public venues in the Greater Reno area. He and wife Martha have gone on photo safari in Tanzania twice, including the Great Migration On The Serengeti in 2016.