Tony C. Zappia is an award-winning outdoor photographer and writer. His work has graced the pages of an array of magazines including Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, NRA American Hunter, Shooting Sportsman, Retriever Journal, North American Fisherman, Wildfowl, Gun Dog, Willow Creek Press, Brown Trout Publications, Harris Publications and Game & Fish. In addition, his photographs have appeared in calendars, books and advertising campaigns. He served for 19 years as Outdoors Editor for the Watertown Daily Times. Tony currently works also as a freelance still photographer/writer, and is a proud member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).
Born in upstate New York on the Canadian border, Tony spent the majority of his youth exploring the outdoors along the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. There he began to acquire his skills of wildlife behavior which became a vital component of wildlife photography and outdoors writing. Tony's love for photography began in the 1960's and since that time he has won numerous photo awards and has had countless images published in magazines, newspapers and books.
Tony has traveled extensively; hunting, fishing and photographing throughout the United States and Canada as well as Sweden and Finland. Presently, Tony Zappia resides on the banks of the St. Lawrence River with his wife, Barbara, his two golden retrievers, Emme and Tea. These days he spends considerable time training and field trialing Tea - Adirondac Tea for Two WC ** and on October 21, 2009 Tea won the 2009 Golden Retriever Club of America National Specialty Derby.
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