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Anne McKinnell
Works at I traded in a traditional career and home for a life on the road. I currently live in an RV and travel around North America photographing beautiful things. I write about photography, travel, and how changing your life is not as hard as it seems.
Attended University of Victoria
Lived in Victoria, BC
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Outdoor photographer, writer, nomad.
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Hello! I'm Anne and I have a new life. 

I traded in a traditional career for a new life as an outdoor photographer and writer. I live in an RV and travel around North America photographing beautiful places. I write about travel, photography, and how changing your life is not as scary as it seems. 

Follow my journey on my blog: http://annemckinnell.com/blog

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I changed my life. It's not as hard as I thought it would be.
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  • University of Victoria
    1987 - 1991
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Three topi in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
When photographing wildlife it’s always tempting to get as close as you can and use the longest lens to make close-up portraits of the animals. You can do that here too. But those kinds of images could be made anywhere, even a zoo. In the Serengeti, you have the ability to use a wider angle lens and include some of the landscape in the frame to provide context without ending up with distracting elements.

Read more on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2015/02/20/wildlife-photography-in-serengeti-national-park-tanzania-part-1/
#10000photographers #hqspanimals #serengeti #serengetinationalpark #nationalpark #africa #tanzania #AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
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just beautiful!
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Lilac Breasted Roller and Dragonfly
Sitting on prominent perches, flitting across the road flashing it’s colours, and even tumbling across the sky, the Lilac Breasted Roller likes to be noticed. It really doesn’t need to try so hard with it’s stunning bright colours of turquoise, blue, pink, yellow, tan and green.

Read the story behind the image on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2015/02/26/lilac-breasted-roller-and-dragonfly/
#10000photographers #hqspanimals #serengeti #serengetinationalpark #nationalpark #africa #tanzania #wildlife #wildlifephotography #AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
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graet shot using which model of camera
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Devil’s Cornfield, Death Valley National Park

I made this image in the early evening just as the light began to soften, but while there was still plenty of light illuminating the mountains and making the stacks of arrowweed appear golden. I was heading to the sand dunes for sunset, so I didn’t spend much time here. I just pulled off to the side of the road for a few quick shots.

Read more on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2013/05/14/devils-cornfield-death-valley-national-park/
#10000photographers #hqsplandscape #landscapephotography #landscape #deathvalley #deathvalleynationalpark #nationalpark #california  
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Sexy
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Wildlife Photography in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania – Part 1
In this photo of an elephant between two acacia trees, I saw the elephants heading in that general direction and asked the driver to position the vehicle so I would have a good angle to photograph the trees and hoped an elephant would cooperate and walk past them.

Read more on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2015/02/20/wildlife-photography-in-serengeti-national-park-tanzania-part-1/
#10000photographers #hqspanimals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #tanzania #tanzaniasafari   #animal #animalphotography #animallovers   #africa #AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
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Hi how are you
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Gulls Flying Over Pelicans
The gulls take off and fly over the pelicans at the Salton Sea, California

Read more on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2015/01/07/white-pelicans-salton-sea-california/
#10000photographers #hqspanimals #animals #animalphotography #animallovers #wildlife #wildlifephotography  
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Remember the movie,The Birds,this is the flocks
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Artist Drive, Death Valley National Park
Hazy days made for difficult photography at Death Valley National Park when I first arrived. The air was dense and the clouds and haze obscured most of the grand views.

The haze tended to lift around sunset and I got a few good shots at Devils Golf Course and Badwater Basin, but the days were pretty much a write off except for scouting locations.

On the fourth day I was in luck! The haze finally lifted and there was just enough cloud in the sky to make a photographer happy.

Sometimes waiting for the right light can take days!

I used this opportunity to photograph some of the vivid colours along Artist Drive, a scenic one way loop road with many sharp curves and deep dips.

This image comes from my favourite section of Artist Drive known as Artist’s Palette.

I have many more photos from Artist Drive on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2013/05/09/artist-drive-death-valley-national-park/
#10000photographers #hqsplandscape #landscape #landscapephotography #nationalpark #california #californiaphotography  
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Hi my name is Jennifer
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Zebras at the Watering Hole
Arriving on the scene, there were hundreds of zebras! Around 30 or so at the watering hole and hundreds more milling about in the area. It was amazing how I could hear every footstep, the breathing, and snorting as the zebras moved all around us. At the watering hole, the zebras lined up for a drink with a few keeping watch.

Read the story behind the image on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2015/02/28/zebras-at-the-watering-hole/
#10000photographers #hqspanimals #serengeti #serengetinationalpark #nationalpark #africa #tanzania #animals #animalphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
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I love zebras

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Giraffe in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

With the vast open plains of golden grasses and big blue skies, the central Serengeti creates a minimalist background like no other place I have been to. In fact, the word serengeti means “endless plains” and at over 14,000 square kilometers the plains do seem to go on forever.

Read more on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2015/02/20/wildlife-photography-in-serengeti-national-park-tanzania-part-1/
#10000photographers #serengeti #serengetinationalpark #nationalpark #africa #tanzania #wildlife #wildlifephotography #AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
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Two Lions Walking Away
When I first saw the Serengeti I was struck by how plain and flat it looked. It was so flat that I thought it wasn’t possible for there to be so many animals there. Surely, if a giraffe was there I would be able to see it standing tall above the grasses. But it is amazing how the animals camouflage themselves. You can’t see them at first, but they are definitely there.

Read more on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2015/02/20/wildlife-photography-in-serengeti-national-park-tanzania-part-1/
#10000photographers #hqspanimals #serengeti #serengetinationalpark #nationalpark #tanzania #africa #wildlife #wildlifephotography #animals #animallovers #animalphotography   #AFRICANature +AFRICANature curated by +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock , +Grobler du Preez, +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Anette Mossbacher and +Wayne Marinovich
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Bighorn Sheep
The Bighorn Ram stared at me for awhile and then started ascending the hill. They really blend into the background! If it wasn’t so quiet in the desert, I might not have heard the tumbling rocks and missed it altogether!

Read more on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2015/02/09/wandering-bighorn-ram/
#10000photographers #hqspanimals #arizona #quartzsite #animals #animallovers #animalphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography  
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Bighorn Sheep
Here is another photo of a Bighorn sheep near Quartzsite, Arizona

Read more on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2015/02/09/wandering-bighorn-ram/
#10000photographers #wildlife #wildlifephotography #arizona #quartzsite #ram #bighorn #animal #animalphotography  
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Artist Drive, Death Valley National Park
This is the entrance to Artist Drive at Death Valley National Park in California where there are countless multicoloured rocks that make a striking foreground.

Read more on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2013/05/09/artist-drive-death-valley-national-park/
#10000photographers #hqsplandscape #nationalpark #landscape #landscapephotography #california #californiaphotography  
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Maria o maria its amazing
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