Lori A. Cash is an award-winning wildlife and nature photographer who has over thirty years experience photographing wildlife and nature. She, as a photographer, has always had a love for the natural world and hoped that her images would inspire others to appreciate our natural world. This love for our natural world has brought Lori into the realm of conservation photography and visual storytelling. Lori resides in Hampton, Virginia and loves to focus her conservation efforts around the Commonwealth of Virginia. Through her conservation storytelling and photography, Lori continues to want to inspire and educate others about the beauty of the natural world and to advocate for the protection of our environment and wildlife.
Lori’s wildlife and nature images have been published in a variety of media including television, magazines, newsletters, guides, internet, newspapers and calendars. She has received many awards and honorable mentions in several photography contests including 3rd place in the 1990 Rockland Lobster Festival Photo Competition in Maine, 2nd place in the Mammal category of the 2006 Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition, 1st place in the Birds category and 1st place in the Animal Behavior category in the 2007 Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition, 1st Place in Birds category and Best in Show in the 2007 The Great Outdoors Wildlife Photography Contest, Honorable Mention in 2021 Keep Chesapeake Beautiful Photo Calendar Contest, Finalist in the Great Outdoors 2020 Photo Contest by Outdoor Photographer, selected as part of Virginia Wildlife Magazine’s 2021 Annual Photography Showcase, Grand Prize Winner of the 2022 Our Common Agenda Photo Contest held by Virginia Conservation Network and Top 250 winner of 2022 NANPA Showcase Photo Competition.
Lori is a member of North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and a proud member of Nature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography. She is the founder and administrator of Hampton Roads Nature Photography Facebook group.
Lori volunteers with Wild Virginia which is an environmental conservation organization that protects and connects Virginia’s wild lands and waters. She serves as a team member of the communication team for Wild Virginia. Lori is currently working on a conservation photography project on the Virginia Wildlife Corridors with Wild Virginia and Virginia Safe Wildlife Corridors Collaborative.
Follow Lori on her conservation photography blog, Field Notes, as she shares field notes and news on bird and wildlife conservation and photography topics as well as updates on her conservation photography projects.
To view a larger collection of Lori’s wildlife and nature images, see her Flickr page.
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