Joe Mac Hudspeth, Jr., was our guest speaker at our September 22nd club meeting. 

Joe’s first attempt at wildlife photography occurred some thirty years ago when he captured a stunning screech owl on film with a Kodak 110 Pocket Instamatic camera.  Since then the self-taught, life-long Mississippian, has turned his hobby into a part-time job with his work appearing in numerous state, regional and national publications.  In 1993 he received national recognition when his image of an immature least bittern, taken on Ross Barnett Reservoir, was awarded the “Grand Prize for Wildlife” by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute for Natural History.  Since 1997, his photographs have graced thirty-six Mississippi Duck Stamps and Sportsman’s Licenses, and his most popular print, “Top of the Morning”, was a favorite and sell out at Ducks Unlimited banquets.

His first coffee table book, In the Southern Wild, was published by University Press in 2003.  He self-published his second book, Return to the Southern Wild in 2011, his third book, My Southern Wild, in 2014.  His most recent book, My Best of The Southern Wild was printed in October 2019 and is a collection of his favorite and what he considers his best wildlife and nature photographs that he’s taken over the last 30 years.  He hopes you enjoy his photography as much as he enjoyed capturing them with his camera.

Thank you Joe Mack for an outstanding presentation.

Pictured (l-r) are Joe Mack Hudspeth, speaker, Lisa Haskins, visitor, Stacey Philley, member and Steve Haskins, member.