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A Walk on the Wild Side

Photo of Ron Magill by Joe McNally


Wildlife photographer Ron Magill brings his experiences to life with stunning imagery and stories that range from the incredible migration of monarch butterflies to the struggle for survival in the African bush.

On Friday, February 7, he will be presenting two free programs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at J.N. “Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island.

Magill’s “From Butterflies to Lions: A Walk on the Wild Side” slide presentations are part of the  2019 “Ding” Darling Lecture Series that take place in the admission-free “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center.

Currently the “goodwill ambassador” for Zoo Miami, Magill has worked with wildlife for more than 40 years. He hosts New York-based Hispanic Information and Telecommunication Network’s national wildlife documentary program and has made frequent television appearances on programs such as “National Geographic Explorer,” “Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The Late Show,” “CBS This Morning,” and “Dateline.”

Magill’s award-winning photographs have appeared in publications and galleries around the world. He has traveled throughout Africa, Asia, and tropical America while developing and directing conservation projects and Emmy Award-winning wildlife documentaries.

“My stories will help connect people to nature on an emotional level while hopefully inspiring them to protect it for future generations,” said Magill.

For more on his photography, click here.

On Friday, seating will be limited and available on a first-come basis, but DDWS will also be filming Magill’s lectures and broadcasting them on Facebook Live at


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