Wildlife Photographer???

For a while I’ve been thinking about changing careers, as I am quickly approaching burn out working in education.  Recently I’ve focused on possibly getting into the non-profit industry, as I would love to work for an organization that focuses on helping children or animals.  I have sent my resume to multiple places, but haven’t had many bites, mostly just thanking me for sending my resume, that they don’t have any openings at present, but they’ll gladly keep my resume on file for a whole year.  Usually, that means don’t call us, because we’re not calling you.

I think I just decided that I want to try and become a Wildlife Photographer, though I’m not exactly sure how to do so.  I just sent an e-mail to one of my friends, who is a Wildlife Biologist, and asked him if he knows any Wildlife Photographers that can help me break into the field, I’m awaiting his reply…

I’m pretty good at taking pictures, got a camera with a hell of a zoom (see my Moon post for how far I can get), I love animals, and love taking pictures of animals.  And the main feature of taking pictures of animals: they don’t talk back, aren’t arrogant, ignorant, or rude, which is what I’ve been dealing with the last few years…

So, here are some “wildlife” pictures I’ve taken over the last couple of years:

took this last year in Cooperstown, New York. My nephew was in a baseball tournament there (he’s there again as I write this…) and my sister and I rented an apartment up on a mountain (farm country) about 20 minutes from where the tournament was held. The horse, was on another property up the road from where we were staying.

came across these cows on a property further up the road from the horse above. They were pretty far away, so I zoomed in and found that a couple of them were staring at us…

here’s a duck who walked up to me (he was waiting for me to throw down some food pellets I just payed 25 cents for) for him and his friends at Fly Creek, a Cider Mill and Orchard about 15 minutes from the ball park. If you ever go to Cooperstown, make sure you visit…

moving on, here’s a young dolphin at the Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

behind the Dolphin Habitat, is Sigfried and Roy’s Secret Garden, where some of their “pets” are on display. The camera I was using at the time was able to zoom in, and “dissolve” the chain link fence blocking the view…

they also have an assortment of lions there as well…

I zoomed in on this bird who landed on a fence across from the La Brea Bakery Cafe in Downtown Disney last year.

this was Duke, our 135 pound flat coated retriever who thought of himself as a lap top. He’s been gone for a few years, but I really like how the picture turned out, and I miss him too..

So, instead of me asking “How You Doin?”

I ask you, “What You Thinkin?”

should I try to become a Wildlife Photographer?

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I Spy The World, Part 2

In my previous post about the Apple app “iSpy Cameras”, I posted pictures taken from the public videos from around the world featured on the app.  In the last two months, I’ve spotted some more cameras to follow, here’s a few of them:

This is actually me, in the forefront, walking along the Alumni Mall at Loyola Marymount University here in Los Angeles, this morning. I left the iPad with my mom, showed her how to capture the picture, called her as I stood in front of the white bench waving to confirm she could see me, and she waited till I was walking to get the pic…

Boston Harbor on a Saturday afternoon, I’d love to go back there…

Here’s a mommy offering some nutrition to her babies at the Reddish Vale Tech College Farm in Britain…

Sunday morning services in a Raleigh, North Carolina church

A doggy day camp in Cincinnati, Ohio. Usually there are two people who stand in the middle of the room on opposite sides of the fence talking, but they walked away for some reason, can you pick out what’s going on that might cause concern for some of the dog owners???

Waikiki, Hawaii… Looks like a postcard, but it’s really a live video camera, though it has about a 3 second refresh delay…

Remember those baby storks from Germany in my previous post, they’re all grown up now, even spend time away from the nest too…

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, I have 3 weeks before I go back to work at the high school, so I ask:

How You Doin???

p.s.: I wonder if Apple should “pay” me for my showcasing their app???