Susan McElhinney

Board Vice President. Susan McElhinney is the Photography Editor for Ranger Rick magazine with the National Wildlife Federation. She also oversees all the photographic operations for the children’s magazines, books, web and other projects for the NWF Kids publications.

The goal is to broaden the knowledge and passion for nature in order to create a future culture which will preserve the earth. The daily challenge is to entertain with nature stories, teach about fauna and flora, encourage kids to get outside each day to experience nature and bring wildlife news to millions of kids each month.

As Watergate was winding down in DC she started as a staff photographer for Newsweek magazine covering national and international politics. In subsequent years, after returning to freelancing, she shot stories for a wide variety of editorial magazines which led to projects about natural history and editing at Ranger Rick.