“Dispersal” Noppadol Paothong (American, born Thailand, 1973), Dispersal, n.d., Photo on canvas. 30 x 40 x 1 ½ inches. © Noppadol Paothong.

JACKSON, Wyo. — The National Museum of Wildlife Art will host the Sage Grouse: Icon of the West exhibition opening with photography by Noppadol Paothong from November 7, 2020 – May 3, 2021. A webinar of the exhibition will also be available this Friday, November 6 at 10 a.m, presented by the Museum and Noppadol himself!

Register Here to attend the Sage Grouse: Icon of the West exhibition opening webinar.

This stunning photography exhibition highlights an extraordinary story of life, natural history and the unique spring courtship behaviors of the greater sage-grouse. Noppadol Paothong has been documenting these iconic birds that live amidst the high desert sagebrush sea for the last 18 years.

The bizarre courtship dance of greater sage-grouse is known to nature lovers as one of the most impressive wildlife displays in North America. Now, with populations dramatically declining, Paothong hopes to spark discussion about conservation in ways that will benefit all – humans and wildlife coexisting in sage-grouse habitat.

Noppadol Paothong is an award-winning nature/conservation photographer and a staff photographer with the Missouri Department of Conservation. He is also an Associate Fellow of the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), a group comprised of the world’s top wildlife, nature and culture photographers around the globe.

In addition to having more than 200 cover images and numerous articles in the Missouri Conservationist magazine, one of the largest conservation magazines in the country, his work appears regularly in national publications including Audubon, National Wildlife, Nature Conservancy and many others. He has received numerous national and international honors for his work including “Best of the Best” Picture of the Year, and Missouri Photojournalist of the Year.

Learn more about Noppadol HERE.

Learn more about current and upcoming exhibitions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art HERE.

Register for the Webinar Here