Antarctica and Emperor Penguin Art Gallery Exhibition – Virtual Event July 19!

Gallery 4 at HD South Gilbert Historical Museum, Gilbert, AZ

I’m very excited and honored to have my photography featured in its first solo exhibit this summer! I have spent the past several months working with Art Intersection‘s Gallery owner Alan Fitzgerald , to chose images to be featured in Gallery 4 at HD SOUTH – Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum. I sorted through 30,000+ images to narrow it down to 60 images that tell the story of my journey to Antarctica and Snow Hill Island in 2018 to visit the Emperor Penguin Colony. 

Gallery 4 at HD South Gilbert Historical Museum, Gilbert, AZ

We were supposed to have an in-person presentation for the opening but given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are putting on a virtual event instead so people all over the world can see it! I’ll talk, show images and share stories of the 60 images hanging in the art gallery.

The virtual event will be held Sunday, July 19 at 1pm PST.  If you are interested in attending, please visit the Eventbrite link below:

After you register on Eventbrite, you will get a confirmation email that directs you to the Online Event Page to register for the actual zoom webinar.  Feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested in hearing and seeing what it was like on the journey down there through horrible storms in a Russian icebreaker and then helicoptering over sea ice to land close to the colony and trek 1.5 miles to see the Emperor Penguins.  

Gilbert Sun News did an article on the exhibition that is included below.

New PABR Method Wellness Group–Please join!

​I developed a new group in Facebook called PABR Method Wellness Group to lead members through nightly breathing sessions to help people get relief from all the new stresses, anxiety and pain surrounding the latest upheaval of the world. 

​​Here is a video to introduce it but I welcome you to join this private group! Just go to Facebook and search for PABR Method Wellness Group and click to join. You have to type in the whole title for it to come up. 🙂 

​​Also, please feel free to share this with people you know who can benefit. The more, the merrier!  We will start tonight, March 17, 2020 at 7pm PST!

Please share this email to friends and family who could benefit from this information.  I would love to share this information with more people so we can all feel better in our lives.

If you have any questions or thoughts, feel free to reach out at any time.

Thanks again!

Dr. Amy

Dr. Amy Novotny is the founder of the PABR Institute and has a mission to provide help and pain relief to those who seek a naturalistic form of treatment when other treatment methods have fallen short. Her unique approach comes from her experience treating in a variety of settings and with a wide range of patient populations over the past 10 years. 

Her background in orthopedics, sports, geriatrics, balance disorders, nerve injuries, and most recently, chronic pain; and influences from coursework at the Postural Restoration Institute have helped her develop this treatment method to address a wide variety of painful and restrictive conditions.   She customizes all treatment plans to the individual to help them achieve their goals, whether it is to pick up a child, get through a work day pain free or play a sport.  

She is now an Amazon #1 Best Selling author with her book that she co-authored: Don’t Quit: Stories of Persistence, Courage and Faith. She has a variety of interests including running 35+ marathons, running two 100 mile ultra marathons, photographing wildlife and landscapes all over the world that has led to several of her images being chosen as Photos of the Day, most notably National Geographic Your Shot World Top Photo of the Day. 

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Calendar Orders Taken until November 30, 2019

One more day to order a 2020 Photo Calendar of some of my wildlife photos from the past year. If you are local to the Phoenix, AZ area and want to stop by my office in Scottsdale to pick one up and save on shipping, please send me a text or private message before Sunday!

Here are some images I’m considering for the calendar. I’ve also have some other images that I haven’t shown on social media that will be fun! The calendars will be a 8.5″ x 11″ size with a ring binding and the link below includes an order form if you want to buy 1 or more. Shipping is included in the price through USPS priority mail. I will take orders through this link through November 30 as I plan to order these on December 1!

They make great gifts as well for the holidays!

2020 Calendar Coming Soon!

I’m putting together my annual photo calendar of wildlife from some of the places I’ve traveled in the past year. Here are some images I’m considering for the calendar. The calendars will be the standard 8.5″ x 11″ size and the link below includes an order form if you want to buy 1 or more. Shipping is included in the price through USPS priority mail. I will take orders through this link through November 30, 2019 as I plan to order these on December 1, 2019! They make great gifts as well for the holidays!

Please also check out my new business for pain relief, the PABR Institute, at, and subscribe to my email articles to get tips here to help you find relief in your body.

Fun at the Arizona State Fair

Image: Arizona State Fair rides. Nikon D750, Nikkor 24-70 mm at 55 mm, f/11, 0.8 sec, ISO 100, on tripod.

The Arizona State Fair began in early October and continues for the whole month. For years I didn’t go to the fair because my vestibular system couldn’t handle the rides, but when I got into photography, I found a new reason to go to the fair…actually two reasons. 🙂

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The Early Morning Grizzly on the Beach

Image: Grizzly bear at Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Nikon D500, Nikkor 200-500mm at 500mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec, ISO 800, on tripod.

One of the first mornings at Lake Clark National Park, we spotted a grizzly bear lying on the beach in beautiful light. The tides were low so the mud flats were exposed, making it easier for the bear to hunt for clams. This one must have had a fully belly and chose to sleep peacefully in the warm sun. We experimented with various shots and thought she might stay still for awhile but that was not the case.

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My Antarctica Photo/Video Exhibition Coming in 2020!

Image: Emperor Penguins, Snow Hill Island, Antarctica. Nikon D750, Nikkor 24-70 mm at 28 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec, ISO 400, hand-held.

What a week this has been! In other news, I just found out that the owner of Art Intersection Gallery asked me to do a 3 month exhibition next year (April 18-July 11, 2020) of my Antarctica journey at Gallery 4 at the Gilbert Historical Museum. This gallery showcases artwork with strong social, environmental and cultural messages. I’m beyond honored and have been scrambling the past few days to provide a write-up and preliminary images for the announcement of the exhibition. In addition to a full room of photography from the trip, we have plans to show some of the videos I took of the experience including Emperor penguin chicks interacting with each other and of the dangerous journey across the Drake Passage in which we got caught in a storm and thrown (literally) around the ship. Also I was asked by the museum program coordinator to speak on April 25, 2020, World Penguin Day, about the Emperor penguin’s natural history and how climate change is affecting them. Please save the date! Here’s the announcement of my exhibition along with a few photos that I haven’t shown anyone yet:

Gallery 4 Website

Image: Emperor Penguins, Snow Hill Island, Antarctica. Nikon D750, Nikkor 24-70 mm at 60 mm, f/16, 1/500 sec, ISO 400, hand-held.

I hope you can come! Stay tuned for more details.