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Photographing Coastal National Parks

Photographing Coastal National Parks

In June of this year, while touring New England, I plan to spend some time in a U.S. National Park that I’ve long known about, but never visited, let alone photographed: Acadia.

(Kim Carpenter Flickr Photo)

Located along Maine’s coast, the scenery should produce plenty of “photo ops.”

But although that coastline will be new to me, shooting photos in coast-side national parks is something I’ve been doing for over 40 years.

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“Droning” Over National Parks

“Droning” Over National Parks

Since I shoot video when I travel and have produced a few TV travel “shorts,” I’ve been intrigued with the idea of using a miniature helicopter, such as the Phantom 2 Vision Drone, to make my own version of  travelogues like “Over Hawaii.”

But there’s one set of places where I won’t be able to do filming from the air: U.S national parks.

And that’s either good or bad news for aspiring filmmakers and park visitors.

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Seeing Seals Saved By The Seashore

Seeing Seals Saved By The Seashore

We humans feel a kinship to marine mammals: Porpoises, dolphins, whales, seals, sea lions.

They’re a bit like us: Talkative, social,  solitary, inquisitive, active, and some times lazy beach bums.

And like us, they’re smart.

And like us, sometimes they become ill or are injured and need help.

Which is when we help them, just like we help each other. And just like we do with our human relatives, we visit them when they are in the hospital.

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