Latest News & Announcements

Bannick's Photography Tips Appear in Audubon Magazine

In this new article for Audubon, Paul shares his advice on getting the perfect bird photograph.

Paul Receives International Conservation Photography Award

Paul's photo of a sunlit Snowy Owl in flight has won the Canon Award in the International Conservation Photography Awards. The Canon Award winner, selected by photographer Art Wolfe from among thousands of entries from around the world, is the photo that best exemplifies the mission of the ICP Awards – "an event for the advancement of photography as a unique medium capable of bringing awareness and preservation to our environment through art." Paul's photo, as well as the other awards winners, will be on display at Seattle's Burke Museum until November 25th, at which time it will begin a national tour. You can see all of the photos at the ICP website.

Interview, Award Winning Photo and Video.

Some press at The Seattle Times.

Hear an interview on KUOW. (starts about 11 minutes in at the 9 am segment and 11:30 in at the 10 am segment.

Paul interviewed on King 5 TV:

Paul Bannick Wins Audubon Magazine Photography Award

With his winsome photo of a Northern Pygmy Owl gazing from its snug cavity in an aspen tree, Paul finished first among professional photographers in the category of Birds and Their Habitat. Paul’s winning photo was selected from among thousands submitted from across the world. See Paul’s photo, and other winners, here.

Recent Press

  • Crosscut interview on owls, their place in the human imagination, and this winter’s irruption of snowies
  • KUOW names Paul in their “Three Green Thinkers” of 2011.
  • Bannick and snowy owls on Seattle Times front page.
  • KOHO talks to Paul about conservation, iconic indicator species, and capturing that perfect photo

Coming to a city near you:

The Owl and the Woodpecker Traveling Exhibit

The national traveling exhibit of conservation photography, based on Paul’s first book.

Created by the University of Washington’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, the exhibit—featuring Paul's extraordinary images, together with informative text and vivid sound recordings—introduces audiences to North America’s most specialized species of owls and woodpeckers. Evocative and engaging, this exhibit demonstrates how owls and woodpeckers define and enrich the specific habitats on which they depend. Audiences learn how the presence of owls attests to the health of the ecosystem they inhabit, and how woodpeckers improve these same habitats for all wildlife, especially owls, through their day—to—day activities. Visitors will be immersed in the sights and sounds of these iconic birds, and leave with a greater appreciation for them and for the critical need for conservation.

A smaller exhibit featuring photos and sound recordings of the owls and woodpeckers of Washington State is also currently touring.

The Owl and the Woodpecker National Exhibit Itinerary/Availability

  • November 2, 2013 1— Sunday, February 16, 2014
    National Center for Nature Photography
    Berkey, Ohio
  • 2014 and beyond–available for hosting in your community!

The Owl and the Woodpecker Washington State Exhibit Itinerary/Availability

  • 2014 and beyond–available for hosting in your community!

Contact Paul (paul.bannick@gmail.com; 206-940-7835) for more information about scheduling this exhibit in your local museum, gallery, or other venue, or download the flier.

Evening Magazine Interview

An Evening Magazine interview with Paul Bannick about The Owl and the Woodpecker exhibit at the Burke Museum

Keynotes, Speaking Engagements, and Public Appearances

Paul Bannick currently tours North America as a keynote speaker and presenter, with multi-media presentations that focus on natural history through birds and habitat. An audience favorite, Paul consistently fills every venue, from birding festivals, wildlife symposiums, and organization fundraisers, to Audubon and Nature Canada meetings and workshops, college lecture series, and museum gatherings. Schedule Paul for your event, or come listen to his stories and view his spectacular images at a location near you! See tour dates and locations.