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Five-time Emmy® Award Winner Ron Magill is Coming to the L.A. Zoo For Exclusive “Photo Walk & Talk” on January 25, 2020

Tickets on Sale Now for VIP Day with Wildlife Photographer, Nikon USA® Ambassador and Media Personality, Ron Magill

Photo by Ron Magill

(Los Angeles, CA) January 8, 2020— In partnership with Paul’s Photo, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association announces an exclusive one-day-only “Photo Walk & Talk” with well-known Miami-based wildlife photographer and animal expert, Ron Magill. For the VIP “Photo Walk,” a small group of guests will get the chance to take up-close photos of a selection of photo-worthy L.A. Zoo animals exclusively with Mr. Magill, along with Mark Comon from Paul’s Photo, and the Nikon team. Attendees will learn tips for photographing wild animals and practice the use of light skills for impactful visual storytelling. Only 20 tickets are available for this exclusive photo walking tour, which starts before the Zoo opens and includes a catered lunch with Mr. Magill. In addition to the VIP tour, Ron Magill will present a separately ticketed “Photo Talk” lecture and Q&A from 1 to 3 p.m. in the L.A. Zoo’s Witherbee Auditorium. Limited tickets are available for both experiences and will sell out; see below for details.


Photo Walk & Talk with Ron Magill at the L.A. Zoo 

Photo Walk  This exclusive VIP ticket grants guests early access to the Zoo with a small group of fellow photography enthusiasts and includes a walking tour with Ron Magill and members of his team. Attendees will meet Ron, get expert tips and tricks, and witness this famed Nikon USA® Ambassador in action. Tickets are $299 each, and the group is limited to 20. The VIP experience is 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and includes:

  • Admission to the Zoo before it is open to the public
  • Walking photography tour of the Zoo with Ron Magill
  • Nikon camera gear on loan for the day
  • Special animal feedings and animal close-ups of gorillas, giraffes, lions, chimps, sloth, and more
  • A private group lunch with Ron Magill
  • Entrance to the Photo Talk, with VIP reserved seating area

Photo Talk  Join five-time Emmy® award winner and wildlife expert, Ron Magill for a special lecture and Q&A session where he will share the story of how he became one of the top wildlife photographers and show off some of his best work. Tickets to the lecture and Q&A session are $20 and $15 for members. Seating is extremely limited, and tickets will sell out.


Wildlife Photographer, Nikon USA® Ambassador and Media Personality, Ron Magill


Saturday, January 25, 2020
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Exclusive Photo Walk with Ron Magill
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. –  Inspirational Talk in Witherbee Auditorium


Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200

About Ron Magill

Ron has worked with wildlife for over 40 years. As the official wildlife expert for Good Morning America and Nikon USA Ambassador, Ron has inspired a sense of conservation awareness in fans across the globe. He is the host of the national wildlife documentary program, Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill. As Zoo Miami’s “Goodwill Ambassador,” he has made frequent television appearances on many programs and networks, including National Geographic Explorer, the Discovery Networks, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Late Show, CBS’ This Morning, Dateline, and CNN, as well as on Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo. In addition, he has written and produced many wildlife articles and award-winning photographs that have appeared in publications and galleries around the world. He has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, and Tropical America while developing and directing conservation projects and Emmy-Award winning documentaries focusing on the wildlife of those regions. Ron’s proudest professional accomplishment is the establishment of the “Ron Magill Conservation Endowment” at the Zoo Miami Foundation. This endowment is the largest of its kind at the Zoo Miami and provides tens of thousands of dollars annually to wildlife conservation by providing annual scholarships as well as supporting field conservation projects designed to protect wildlife in the wild areas where it is naturally found.


Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing more than 1.8 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of 1,400 animals representing 270 different species, 58 of which are endangered. Its lush grounds on 133 acres feature a botanical collection comprising over 800 different plant species with approximately 7,000 individual plants. The Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.


The private, non-profit Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), which has supported the Zoo in partnership with the City of Los Angeles for more than five decades and provides funding for and operates seven essential Zoo departments, has 55,000 member households representing more than 210,000 adults and children. As evidence of the Zoo’s popularity, GLAZA attracts one of the largest membership bases of any cultural organization in Los Angeles.