Would you like to share your love of Duke Forest through your hobby of photography?
Great photographs help us share the mission of our beautiful teaching and research forest. Many people simply drive down Highway 751 or Whitfield Road never knowing what a resource like ours offers the university and greater community. With your help, we can show our researchers and staff in action, reveal the abundant wildlife hiding among the trees, and follow the colors through each season. By being a volunteer photographer for Duke Forest, you are sharing your pictures with us, so that we may use them to support our mission and continue to demonstrate the incredible value of Duke Forest. Please read the VPC Program Overview Document to see if this program is a good fit for you.
To be a part of our Duke Forest Volunteer Photography Corps, you must complete the VPC Application online and receive written confirmation from Duke Forest Staff. Volunteers are enrolled quarterly (Jan 1, Apr 1, Jul 1, Oct 1). The program is currently full and not accepting applications until Q1 of 2022. You can put your name on the waitlist to be contacted around that time.
Here are some of the wonderful images from our volunteer photographers who are part of our Volunteer Photography Corps. The albums with the latest uploads appear at the top. To see all of our pictures, look at our Flickr gallery through the links below . Only the most recent ~900-1000 pictures are available at any time.