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Inspirations - Days of Innocence series

Days of InnocenceWhen we are born, we are very much at the mercy of who we are. The environment, the people, the life style. We take on characteristics and habits of things we are exposed to very quickly. I liken this to the empty pages of a book. We each get one at the start of our lives, and through the journey we take, experience, words, thoughts, and everything else that makes us who we are, gets
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When the food runs out...

We are on the edge of seeing many species of animals that rely on insects for food, starve and go extinct.Photo by Chris Keats on UnsplashThat's the message after numerous long term research reports concluded pretty much the same thing. Through intensive farming, use of pesticides, change of habit, even that thing that Donald Trump doesn't believe exists (Global warming),  the insect
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Drones - This thing needs to be sorted...

Photo by Skyler Smith on UnsplashI recently read an article on the issue of drones causing delays at Gatwick. Then read a piece about the FAA requiring registration marks on the outside of the drones to make them more easily identifiable.I just wanted to think about this and give you my unfiltered thoughts.Disclosure first though. I have a drone, a DJI Mavic. I'm planning on providing
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....

Without a shadow of a doubt we continually sold to that the next camera is better resolution, better quality, better hardware, it has wifi, nfc, Bluetooth. The lens is crisper, sharper, higher grade glass. The body is waterproof, snow proof, cat proof! You name it, it's either here now, or coming soon.But is the camera the thing that makes us the best photographer? I guess the manufacturers would like
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The joy of people who want to be helpful, but only if you pay them....the downside of crowd-funding.

Recently I launched a Kickstrater campaign for my new book. It's a tall order as the costs mean that producing the book will be around £40K! I don't have that sort of money. If I did, I almost certainly wouldn't be running a campaign on Kickstarter.Now, I have no objections to people being entrepreneurial. I think it should be applauded. But, why should I be barraged with a whole bunch of "business
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Where has the time gone?

I blinked and missed it. My time at AfriCat in Namibia is almost at an end. I'm currently gate crashing Cheetahs to get the images I need for my book, and having a whale of time. But, equally, I'm waking up in the mornings with no energy. I'm exhausted, and I know the hard work is about to start.In the time here in Namibia, I've seen some extraordinary things, meet some wonderful people, taken a few
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A day of rest!

Its Sunday, and thankfully a day of rest for me. Although some might argue I should be working every hour, I will be for the second had of the project. Ther will be some four am starts and late night finishes in the next few days to enable me to get the shots that I need for the book.I guess I can look at the time here at AfriCat as a two part stay. The first half was very definitely medically orientated
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Day Three - Cheetah Surgery

An extraordinary day at AfriCat. Wile the surgeons were slowly working through the list of Cheetah due to be sterilised, they found a large growth in one of them. Removing it, showed that the animals defensive systems had protected the body from a plant spine that had possibly migrated throug the stomach lining into the cavity where the ovaries are. Showing huge amounts of skill they removed it using
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Day Two - onwards to Namibia

After a four hour stop over at OR. Tambo airport, back. On another plane and heading back. The way I flew in. This time, to land in Windhoek, and my final stop for the night.As the plane took off you could see the change in houses from the extremely nice, to the shacks on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Then onwards through parched looking farm lands.The old 737 felt as though it struggled to take off,
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Day Two -an airplane and an airport

Was man meant to fly? More than that was man meant to sit at 37,000 feet travelling at 575mph, in a double decker bus?Currently at the time of writing it is about 1am UK time. All is quiet as they say, and the majority of passenger are asleep.  So should I, but I can never easily sleep on planes, and find it easier to busy myself with ....stuff. Currently flying over Niger with about five and
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