About

ChrisPaparo_FishGuyBorn and raised on Long Island (New York), Chris Paparo has been exploring the wilds of the island for over 30 years. As a wildlife photographer, writer and lecturer, he enjoys bringing public awareness to the diverse wildlife that calls the island home. His passion for coastal ecology, fishing and the outdoors led him to obtain a BS in Marine Science from LIU/Southampton and currently manages the new Marine Sciences Center at the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University.
In addition to freelance writing for several fishing and wildlife related publications, Paparo currently writes the monthly Naturalist’s Logbook column for the NY/NJ edition of On The Water Magazine. Although his work tends to focus on marine life, everything in the natural world is fair game.
Keep up with Paparo’s adventures by following him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Awards & Acknowledgements

New York State Outdoor Writers Association’s 2014 Janice Keesler Memorial Photo Awards

Hunting and Fishing- 1st and 3rd place
Outdoor Recreation- 2nd and 3rd place
Wildlife- 1st and 2nd place
Published- 1st and 2nd place

Go to: The New York State Outdoor Writers Association

Memberships

Outdoor Writers Association of America
New York State Outdoor Writers Association