Suzi is pleased to once again serve as the Jury Chair for the Big Picture Natural WorldPhotography Competition, hosted by the California Academy of Sciences. This prestigious contest has over $10,000 in cash prizes, including a grand prize of $5,000 to the overall winner. Winning images will be on exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA.
Suzi is proud to serve with an accomplished panel of judges that includes Art Wolfe, David Doubilet, Ian Shive, Sophie Stafford, Sandra Bartocha, Neil Ever Osborne, and Kathy Moran. Read more about the contest here. You can also see the gallery of winning images from the 2014 contest. The competition is open to amateurs and professionals, and entries are due March 31.
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For many of us, the new cycle of the year begins with the first day of school. Fall functions as the welcome to the new rhythm of the year; so it’s nice to witness other new beginnings at this time. Typically fall brings with it a reprieve of the summer heat and leaves begin to color red and yellow, so it is nice to see new life spring forward. It's during this early fall that ring-tailed Lemurs welcome their babies to the world. Newborns cling to their mother’s bellies until they are confident enough to climb onto her back, where they will spend the majority of their first few months before observing survival lessons modeled by their mother. Although they breastfeed for 4 to 6 months, they do begin to climb and look for solid food with mama at about 6 weeks. Lemurs live in troops, groups that can be as small as 3 or as large as 27 lemurs, and are ruled by females. When the male offspring mature they will venture off to find a new troop, but females will typically stay with the troop that they were born into.
Here are some great ways to incorporate lemur creativity into your fall season.