“Zoo View” Takes Home Top Maggie Award and Zoo Photographer Featured by Nikon

May 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) — The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) is pleased to share recent editorial recognition in both the writing and photography arenas.

GLAZA’s quarterly membership magazine, Zoo View, was honored at the 68th Annual Maggie Awards ceremony. Editor Brenda Scott Royce took home the prize for “Best Association Publication/Consumer & Trade” for the Summer 2019 issue. The Maggie Awards® is the publishing and digital media industries’ longest reigning media awards program judged by industry peers and publishing executives.

Now in its 56th year of continuous publication, Zoo View is the quarterly magazine for members of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. The magazine highlights the animals, programs, and conservation efforts of the L.A. Zoo. Its mission is to enhance the zoo experience, broaden awareness of wildlife and wild places, and inspire conservation action.

“The Summer 2019 issue was a labor of love for me because it shined a spotlight on our zookeepers. As a long-ago animal keeper myself, I wanted readers to know that zookeeping is more than just feeding animals and scooping poop. I interviewed more than a dozen zookeepers, inquiring about their unique backgrounds, motivation, challenges, and passion for the animals in their care,” says Brenda Scott Royce, Editor of Zoo View. The issue also includes stories about the path to becoming an animal keeper; plus fascinating facts about an oddball animal, the tenrec; and photo tips from GLAZA’s award-winning photographer, Jamie Pham.

In addition to the recent Maggie Award, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association Photographer and Photo Editor, Jamie Pham was just featured on Nikon’s official Facebook and Instagram channels. Of the thousands of images posted with the hashtag #nikonnofilter, a few are featured daily. Nikon posted Pham’s photo to both their Facebook feed and Instagram stories with the caption: “During a beautiful Utah sunset, Jamie Pham captured the final flash of color at Delicate Arch with his D850 and AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR lens.”

“This is the second time they’ve featured my images,” says Jamie Pham. “The first was an elephant close-up from Africa and yesterday was an epic sunset image of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. I am so thrilled! It’s a real honor to have my image selected out of the many images that are #nikonnofilter tagged.”

See the Nikon Facebook feature in their April #nikonnofilter photo round-up here.


Brenda Scott Royce has served as editor of Zoo View since 2004. Her novels, Monkey Love and Monkey Star, were published by Penguin’s New American Library imprint. Other credits include children’s books about animals for the Smithsonian Institution, ASPCA, and Animal Planet.

Jamie Pham is the award-winning photographer and photo editor for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, the nonprofit support arm of the Los Angeles Zoo. In addition to regularly gracing the pages of the zoo’s quarterly magazine, Zoo View, and all of the various social media channels, his images have also been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic.com and other periodicals. As a freelance photographer, his clients include the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus.