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Nature Photography

Each Spring South Texas attracts Birders and Photographers from around the world. Our Ranch with its Waterholes, Ponds and Feeding Stations offers guests the opportunity to see and record a vast variety of Bird, Mammal and Reptile Species.

The JHA Ranch has participated in several nature photography contests.  In 2008, we were honored to be selected as one of twenty (20) host ranches to compete as a photographer-landowner team in the Images for Conservation Fund Pro-Tour of Nature Photography contest  We were paired with Mr. Jasper Doest, a professional nature photographer from The Netherlands.    You can see Jasper’s outstanding work from the ranch here which resulted in 5th Place Overall!

Images for Conservation fosters conservation of wildlife through sustainable development, using the power of photography to integrate art, education, and natural history.  Images for Conservation hosts The Pro-Tour, the world's richest nature photography tournament, featuring international nature photographers randomly teamed with regional landowners.


In 2010-11, the JHA again competed as a professional photographer-landowner team in the Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest with many wonderful images being taken here by David and Mary Bechtol.  In addition to Mary’s talents as a photographer, she is also an incredibly gifted artist. 


While on the ranch, Mary was inspired to paint a beautiful landscape of the view from the back porch of our Main House.  See Mary’s painting titled “JHA Ranch”  here  Please see their work online and visit in person at their galleries!


We are currently in the process of establishing photography blinds on the ranch in order to provide our photographers with a unique and rewarding experience.  More information to come as we progress with this exciting new venture! 


Click here to view the photography of 

Jasper Doest David Bechtol
Walker Anderson

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