The book dedication party will be held at the Texas State Aquarium, 2710 N. Shoreline, from 6-10 p.m. South Texas Money Management of San Antonio, through its commitment to nature and the native Texas habitat, has generously agreed to sponsor the event.
The highlight of the evening will be the dedication of the group’s Images for Conservation: Book Two – Coastal Bend Edition.
The book is dedicated to David K. Langford in honor of his tireless dedication to Texas’ natural habitat. He served for 12 years as executive vice president of Texas Wildlife Association and was prominent as an active voice in political circles speaking on behalf of wild places in Texas, especially those managed by private land stewards.
The mission of Images for Conservation Fund is wildlife conservation, sustainable development, art, education and natural history through the power of photography. This goal is pursued through a wildlife photo contest hosted by ICF held in selected locales.
The second contest was held in the Coastal Bend and ranged from the Victoria area to Kingsville. It featured 20 ranches teamed with 20 professional photographers vying to create the best visual presentation of nature possible.
The competition concluded with the presentation of the richest purse in professional competition, $160,000 in prize money, to the winning teams.
These images have been compiled in the 2nd book and present a dazzling array of nature’s splendor.
The book opens with a welcome from Carter Smith, executive director of Texas Parks & Wildlife, and features an introduction by Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher and Texas rancher.
Nature tourism has been hailed as a major component of economic development and nature photography is a significant aspect of this tourism opportunity.
ICF is proud to be able to cultivate this growing industry and provide Texans the joy of sharing nature at its finest with generations to come.
For more information about nature photography, nature tourism or ICF, contact Gail M. Hoffman, executive director, 361-937-4215 or firstname.lastname@example.org