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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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I wasn’t going to write this post. 2016 was a pretty shitty year for me. I didn’t actually spend that much time photographing, so I didn’t think I would have 10 good shots to show for myself.

But, in an effort to find light in the darkness, to find a glimmer of hope, and perhaps discover that not everything was bad, I decided to take a look through my archives and see what I could find. Maybe not 10 but maybe I would find something worthwhile.

Much to my surprise I did find 10. More than that, I found 10 landscape images and 10 wildlife images that I really like and am proud of.

That just proves to me, once again, that photography helps me find the good in the sea of bad.

I hope that if you had a bad year, you’ll take a few minutes to look back and try to find the good moments to remember. It’s too easy to let all the bad things take over until it feels like that’s all there was. It’s not true. There are good things in the world, we just have to put more effort into finding them and remembering them.

Here are my top 10 landscape photos of 2016:
http://annemckinnell.com/2017/01/01/top-10-landscape-photos-2016/
#10000photographers #hqsplandscapes #top10 #landscape #landscapephotography #dumontdunes #california 
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Thanks for letting me know +Dave Sparks , I have fixed the link. Glad you liked the photos of Huangshan, it was an amazing place!
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Wildlife Photography in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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.

Read more on the blog:
http://annemckinnell.com/2015/02/20/wildlife-photography-in-serengeti-national-park-tanzania-part-1/ #10000photographers #hqspanimals #lion #serengeti #nationalpark #tanzania #africa #animal #animalphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography
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Last week I shared with you my Top 10 Landscape Photos of 2016. As you probably know, I love my wildlife photography too, so now I have my favourite wildlife photos from last year to share with you.

I didn’t do any special wildlife trips last year, so 8 of the 10 images were made during my summer on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Some of the images are from the shore, but many of them I made while on my little boat Snoopy. I love boating as much as photography, so combining those two passions is a real treat.

Here are my top 10 wildlife photos of 2016:
http://annemckinnell.com/2017/01/10/top-10-wildlife-photos-2016/ #10000photographers #hqspbirds #wildlife #wildlifephotography #top10 #baldeagle #animal #animalphotography #bird
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I love all birds of prey
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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.

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http://annemckinnell.com/2015/02/28/zebras-at-the-watering-hole/ #10000photographers #hqspanimals #zebra #serengeti #nationalpark #africa #tanzania #animal #animalphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography
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Outdoor photographer, writer, nomad.
Introduction
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

Bragging rights
I changed my life. It's not as hard as I thought it would be.
Education
  • University of Victoria
    1987 - 1991
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Victoria, BC - Nanaimo