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Publisher's Commentary - Six Years Online

Text copyright Jim Erhardt. All rights reserved.

It certainly does not seem like I’ve been doing all of this “behind the scenes” work for that long. But as I sit here putting together the April 2006 edition of Nature Photographers Online Magazine, I can’t help but feel a sense of gratification.

Sure, I could go on about all of the great things we have done to continually improve the NPN website, how the level of membership and participation has continued to grow year after year, and how NPN has become recognized as the online resource for nature photographers. For the guy behind the scenes, those are certainly measures of success and things I like to talk about to anyone with even a passing interest in this “NPN thing” I always seem to be talking about. But to spew that same drivel on this 6th anniversary of NPN would be a disservice to what it’s really all about, or more specifically, who it’s all about.

Reading the online articles, viewing the extraordinary photos in our galleries and portfolios, and following the discussions in our various forums leaves no doubt about what NPN has truly become – an online home for those who have a deep passion for their photographic pursuits. Day after day, month after month, year after year I remain humbled by the incredible talent, passion and care of all of our members. As my feeling of awe and respect has grown for all of you, so has the realization that I have what may be the best job in the world.

My heartfelt thanks to all of you for making NPN your online home and allowing me to be a part of it.

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