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A Walk on the Wild Side: The Joys of Photographing Animals

Join Ron Magill, Nikon Ambassador at the Little Rock Zoo on Thursday May 16, 2024 for a special PRE-EXPO event.  You will want to sign up for this early, as we are limiting the number of attendees.  Your $50 ticket price will include entrance to the zoo, and a presentation by Ron Magill.

Ron has worked with wildlife for over 40 years. He is the host of HITN’s national wildlife documentary program, Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill.  As Zoo Miami’s “Goodwill Ambassador," he has made frequent television appearances on many programs including,  National Geographic Explorer,  the Discovery Networks, the Today Show,  Good Morning America,  The Late Show,  CBS This Morning, Dateline, and CNN  as well as on Spanish networks Univision and Telemundo. In addition, he has written and produced many wildlife articles and award-winning photographs that have appeared in publications and galleries around the world. He has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Tropical America while developing and directing conservation projects and Emmy-Award winning documentaries focusing on the wildlife of those regions.


  • 12:30PM Meet at the Main Zoo Entrance (Do not come to the Convention Center) – Everyone will meet at the Zoo.

  • 1:00PM    We will enter the Zoo as a group.  (If you arrive after the group enters, you will need to pay to enter the zoo) we will be entering at 1:PM sharp!

  • 1:30PM - 2:15PM   A Walk on the Wild Side: The Joys of Photographing Animals. Ron Magill, Nikon Ambassador

  • Ron will share his vast knowledge of photographing wildlife with an emphasis on Zootography! 

  • 2:15PM – 4:00PM   Hands-On photographing the sights and sounds of the Little Rock Zoo.





All images must be taken at the zoo during our Zoo Excursion.  You may submit up to 3 images to enter the contest.  Images should not be more than 3mb in size.  Please send your images to John Rose at  The deadline to enter this contest is Saturday June 1st, 2024, by 6pm.  Winners will be announced on our LR Facebook page.  All winners will be notified.

Please contact John Rose with Bedford Camera & Video with any questions about our Zoo Excursion.


First Place  $250
Second Place - $175
Third Place - $100

(2) Honorable Mentions - $50 

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