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SO! General Meeting: Out After dark: night photography at Canyon of the Ancients National Monument

Tuesday, August 13, 6:30 pm

Lanny Wagner, 2018-19 Artist In Residence for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and local landscape photographer, will present images he captured while exploring the monument at night under the stars.  The archaeological sites and canyons are even more exciting and present unique challenges to anyone who prepares for after the sun goes down. His images and descriptions of his multiple night adventures, will give you an idea of the unique dark skies that exist within the Monument.

Speaker bio: Lanny Wagner was born in Pennsylvania but moved to Florida at a young age and has enjoyed a life growing up enjoying all outdoor activities including nature and landscape photography. Lanny received his BS degree in Recreation and Environmental Management from Penn State University. He then spent the next 30+ years working for natural resource management agencies across the United States including the US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management.

Lanny worked in 5 National Park areas including Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park and Redwood National Park.  He finished his career here in SW Colorado as the BLM Ranger assigned to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and is currently retired.

Lanny’s love of photography developed at a young age and he has happily continued to pursue the hobby in the five years he has been retired.  He has had the honor of being selected by both the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management as an Artist in Residence for his outstanding landscape photography skills. He lives near Mancos, CO with his wife and two pet rabbits and travels the world with his camera seeking the next adventure.

Meeting Place:

Durango Rec Center 6:30 PM Social 7:30 PM Meeting