Colorado State University-Pueblo hosts photographer and conservationist

Colorado State University-Pueblo hosts photographer and conservationist October 25

PUEBLO – Colorado-based photographer Dave Showalter will present his work and share his passion for conservation with Colorado State University-Pueblo students in October.

Showalter’s photographs capture the natural beauty of Colorado and the Western Frontier and showcase the talent he has built over a 20-year career. His presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on October 25 in CSU-Pueblo’s Library and Academic Resources Center.

Showalter’s presentation aligns with the month long celebration of the All Pueblo Reads book, Plain Song by Kent Haruf, which is set in a fictional town in the prairie of rural Colorado.  Showalter will speaking about the prairie/grasslands of Colorado.

Lifelong interest in natural history and preservation fuels Showalter’s constant pursuit of beauty and adventure. He and his wife are avid hikers, climbers, and trekkers, exploring vast stretches of the globe including New Zealand, Nepal, Tanzania, Peru and Italy. They have summitted 44 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, as well as Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mount Pisco in Peru's Cordillera Blanca. Showalter hopes his work of communicates his sense of awe and wonder with nature’s splendor.

Showalter found great success with his award-winning book "Prairie Thunder - The Nature of Colorado's Great Plains." His work has been featured in publications such as “Outdoor Photographer,” “Backpacker,” “National Parks Magazine,” “Wilderness,” and the “Colorado Fourteener Calendar.” Showalter pursues his passion for conservation by photographing for “Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge” and holding the position of Associate Fellow for the “International League of Conservation Photographers” (iLCP).

For more information on Dave Showalter’s presentation, contact Julie Fronmueller at 719-549-2826 or For more information on Showalter, visit his website at

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