on Jun 11, 2010 12:00 AM • Views 5195
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RALEIGH, N.C. (June 11, 2010) – The UNC-TV special program “North Carolina Lens” will feature Greg Jenkins, editor of the national-award-winning monthly Wildlife in North Carolina magazine, and its annual photo contest.  

Also featured is Mike Dunn, a naturalist and nature photographer, who works as senior manager of outreach with the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. Dunn explains what makes a good nature photograph, the characteristics of wildlife subjects and how you can take great photos.

The segment will be broadcast on June 24 at 9:30 p.m. and repeated June 27 at noon; July 11 at 10:30 p.m. and July 17 at 3:30 a.m. For additional information, go to www.unctv.org.  

“This is our sixth annual photo competition and it has become quite the hallmark of the magazine,” said Jenkins. “Beautiful nature photos from North Carolina have inspired generations of people to be better stewards of our precious natural resources and encouraged people from around the nation and world to visit and photograph for themselves the wildlife and landscapes of the Mountains, Piedmont and Coastal Plain.”

In a separate interview about the contest, Jenkins will also appear on UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Now,” the nightly news and issues program, at 7:30 p.m. on June 15, with a repeat broadcast at 1 a.m.

As North Carolina’s statewide public television network, UNC-TV produces and broadcasts programs for and about North Carolina. 

Winning photos will be published in the January 2011 issue of Wildlife in North Carolina magazine, with the grand prize appearing on the cover. The photos also will be exhibited at the Museum of Natural Sciences and at other science museums and wildlife education centers across the state.

The deadline for entry is Sept. 1. Rules, more information and how to enter are available at www.ncwildlife.org.