Wildlife conservation photographer, writer, educator, and wildlife warrior.
Melissa Groo is a wildlife photographer with a passion for educating people about the marvels of the natural world. She believes that photography can be both fine art and a powerful vehicle for storytelling, and considers herself a “wildlife biographer” as much as a wildlife photographer. It is her mission to raise awareness and change minds about not only the extrinsic beauty of animals but also their intrinsic worth. Melissa is a columnist on wildlife photography for Outdoor Photographer magazine, a contributing editor to Audubon magazine, and an Associate Fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers. She travels frequently to teach photography workshops and on assignments for magazines like Smithsonian and Audubon. Her photos have won national and international awards, and her fine art prints have been exhibited in both private galleries and public venues, including the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. In 2017, the Melissa Groo Gallery was installed at Audubon Greenwich's Kiernan Hall in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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