Organ Pipe Cactus at Sunset

Organ Pipe Cactus at Sunset by Anne McKinnell

Here I am back at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona and I realize I've looped myself! I have photos from this location that I made a year ago that I haven't published yet. Here's one of them: Making an image like this is all about waiting for the perfect light. I wanted nice sunset colours and to have the cactus in silhouette, but with just enough light … [Read more...]

Lion Cubs in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Two Lion Cubs by Anne McKinnell

On a warm sunny African afternoon in Ngorongoro Crater, most of the animals have had their morning feed and are ready for a nice rest in the shade. Being the kings and queens of all the animals, the lions certainly have no problem lying flat out in the open for a big sleep without a concern in the world. But that doesn’t stop the inquisitive lion cubs from checking out … [Read more...]

Top 10 Wildlife Photos of 2014

Baby Elephants Playing by Anne McKinnell

A couple of days ago I shared my Top 10 Landscape Photos of 2014, but I also love doing wildlife photography. This year I have so many wildlife photos that I haven’t processed yet! Not only do I have tons of photos from my trip to Africa, but I also have a bunch of whales, dolphin and birds from British Columbia this summer. So I decided that I had to pick my top 10 out of … [Read more...]

Top 10 Landscape Photos of 2014

Joshua Tree Sunburst by Anne McKinnell

Around this time of year I always take a moment to reflect on how my last year went, whether I did the things I wanted to do, whether I am living the life I want to live, and whether I grew as a photographer. But I have this tendency to see only the negative things in life. For some reason, the negative things just stand out much more than the positive things, which are … [Read more...]

White Pelicans at the Salton Sea, California

White Pelican Reflection by Anne McKinnell

The best thing about RVing is the changing scenery. Every time we move, I get a brand new back yard to look at, a new sunrise to enjoy, and a new place to relax for happy hour. Lately we've been hanging out at one of my favourite boondocking spots in California: the Salton Sea. This is the third year we've stopped here and this time we've explored more locations along the … [Read more...]

This Baobab Tree is One Thousand Years Old (give or take)

Baobab Tree by Anne McKinnell

I come from British Columbia, Canada, so that means it's pretty hard to impress me with big trees. People come from all over the world to be awestruck by the magnificent old growth forest I grew up with. But one tree I was impressed by is the incredible Baobab Tree in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. It's not necessarily the size of the tree. There are taller trees, … [Read more...]

Wildlife Photography in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Four Wildebeest by Anne Mckinnell

Glowing golden plains, with backdrop of dark hills, and layers of clouds that change from dark to light softening the sun’s rays that bathe the land - it was a place of incredible beauty, a landscape photographer’s dream. But I wasn’t there for the landscapes. I was there for the 25,000 large wild animals and countless smaller animals that occupy 100 square miles in the … [Read more...]

The Elephants of Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Elephant Stare by Anne McKinnell

And the safari begins… After a lifetime of dreaming, months of planning and many dollars spent, I was finally on my way. As we drove through Arusha, the anticipation and excitement ramped up even more as I prepared myself for my first destination: Tarangire National Park (pronounced Taran-geery). It's about the water. The long dry season has left the land parched. … [Read more...]