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Patricio Robles Gil Named 2006 NANPA Outstanding Photographer of the Year; Pat O'Hara and Les Line also Honored


Patricio Robles Gil has been named 2006 Outstanding Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photography Association. Gil is known for his passion for conservation and the use of photography in protection efforts in his home country of Mexico. The award will be presented at NANPA's 12th Annual Summit, to be held Feb. 9-12, 2006, in Denver.

Other honors being presented at the summit include two Lifetime Achievement awards. One will be given to environmental and fine-art photographer Pat O'Hara, of Port Angeles, Wash., whose color photography has been showcased in 17 books.

The second recipient is Les Line, who was editor-in-chief at Audubon for 25 years. He currently is working as a freelance science writer and editor for National Wildlife, The New York Times and other publications, including Audubon.