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About Photographer

Noppadol Paothong is a staff photographer at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

Before he joined the MDC, he had worked as a photo journalist at daily newspapers, the Joplin Globe (Joplin, Missouri) and Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri).

His main role is to contribute to the MDC’s monthly magazine, Missouri Conservationist, and many other MDC’s publications. With a monthly circulation of over 500,000, the Missouri Conservationist is known as one of the largest state conservation magazines.


Book, "Save the Last Dance"

A new book by award-winning photographer, Noppadol Paothong, and noted outdoor writer, Joel M. Vance, strives to rescue grassland grouse from the brink of extinction by showing the world what it stands to lose if these species are allowed to disappear forever.


Covers and Articles

MDC Covers MDC Articles  


His photography skills have been recognized by receiving more than 60 regional and national awards, including;



Click HERE to see the list of his equipment.