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Anne McKinnell
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Outdoor photographer, writer, nomad.
Outdoor photographer, writer, nomad.

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Nesting Cormorants on Mitlenatch Island
Looking at my marine chart for the area around Campbell River, BC, I noticed a small island that is marked as a provincial park: Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park. So without any further information than what was on my chart, I headed over there in Snoopy, my little power boat, to see what makes it special.

Read more about the story on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2015/04/09/nesting-cormorants-on-mitlenatch-island/ #10000photographers #hqspbirds #cormorants #birds #mitlenatchisland #campbellriver #britishcolumbia #animal #animalphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography
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Sunset at Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

More photos from Cibola National Wildlife Refuge on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2017/02/12/cibola-national-wildlife-refuge/ #10000photographers #sunset #silhouette #cibola #nationalwildliferefuge #nature #naturephotography #birds
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Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

Explorer. I think I’ll have to add it to my tagline. I’m happiest when I’m out there looking for new things, new places, new experiences. I’m walking across the desert looking down at the colourful rocks at my feet, looking across to the mountains in the distance, looking up to the birds flying above. Always waiting for the moment I hear something whisper to me “psssst … hey … over here …,” it’s my next photo calling me.

I know it doesn’t exist until I create it, but it seems to call me, not the other way around.

The exploring usually begins with a map where I look for nearby wild places – green areas where protected lands breathe, where the silence creates a peacefulness inside me, and where the sounds of wildlife awaken and call me.

My latest discovery is Cibola National Wildlife Refuge on the border between California and Arizona. It’s a desert oasis where the floodplain of the lower Colorado River provides critical wetlands for thousands of migratory birds making their way on the pacific flyway. Not only did it look like a beautiful place, but with a little research Ray and I discovered there is some BLM land right across the street where we could dry camp for free. What more could you ask? A beautiful landscape, great hiking, wildlife and free camping!

More photos from Cibola National Wildlife Refuge today on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2017/02/12/cibola-national-wildlife-refuge/ #10000photographers #hqspbirds #snowgeese #cibola #nationalwildliferefuge #arizona #birds #animal #animalphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography
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Who knows what this is?
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Prayer Ribbons in Jing’an Temple, Shanghai, China

#prayerribbons #jingantemple #shanghai #china #temple
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