Arkansas wilderness photographer Tim Ernst, whose work has been the subject of nearly 20 books and has been featured in National Geographic, the New York Times and many nationally-published calendars, will appear at 7 p.m. on March 9 at the El Dorado Conference Center. The event is part of South Arkansas Community College’s annual Lecture Series and is free for the public to attend.

Ernst will provide a multimedia presentation showcasing some of his work, which includes wildlife, landscapes, and starry skies—much of which was shot in the Natural State—as well as share tips and stories.

For more than a quarter-century, Ernst has been teaching photography workshops in the Buffalo River wilderness. He is the founder of the Ozark Highlands Trail Association, which has grown to memberships in 25 states and five foreign countries and has contributed 350,000 hours of volunteer labor to the U.S. Forest Service and various local agencies. He is a former member of the Board of the American Hiking Society—which once awarded him Volunteer of the Year—and a former chairman of the Arkansas Trails Council.

His backpacking articles have appeared in numerous national publications, and he is the author of more than a dozen hiking trail guidebooks.

His latest photography book is “Arkansas in My Own Back Yard,” published last year. He also regularly publishes a blog, the Cloudland Cabin Journal, at his website