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:star:Like my photos? I now have my very own website! I will post all my zoo trips here and many more shots than I post on DA...

Python Dragon by Shadow-and-Flame-86

:star:Hello DA, it's been a while :wave::star:

When did life get so busy?
**pokes all the cobwebs and dust one my account**

I miss this place. I've met so many fantastic people here, so many other incredible photographers and talented artists. I miss seeing all the new work people post, I miss chatting to people via comments... this place was such a big part of my life a few years ago and now its almost been a year since I logged on or posted anything!

I think I would like to change that. So I'm going to try to update regularly, post new things and respond to people's lovely, kind words in a timely manner. Famous last words perhaps... but I have so much that I want to share and I really do miss interacting with other arty people. My life as a scientist means I don't have that many people who are fans of artistic pursuits, and I miss discussing tips and tricks or giving and receiving feedback. That is after all how we all get better!

So I'm going to try and post things here once again. I've put effort into re-vamping my website, so I'm going to put effort in here too =)

Now lets see if I can remember how this all works... everything has (of course) changed so much! XD

:star:To kick things off...:star:

I've posted five shots from my various adventures in the last year while I've been absent from DA. I have SO MANY photos that I could upload... but I will try and be selective. If you are interested in seeing one area more than others please comment below and I'll try and post some more of similar animal species or location! Or if you'd like to see more shots right this minute, head over to my website! www.kjrwildlifephotogra… 

1. Last summer - Honeymoon in South Africa, so lots of safari creatures and GREAT WHITE SHARKS! =D
Newborn Elephant by Shadow-and-Flame-86

2. Last fall - Berlin and Tierpark Zoos, more big cats than you can shake a stick at XD
Amur Tiger Cub by Shadow-and-Flame-86

3. Winter time, and the anual research trip to the Isle of May seal breeding colony in Scotland for my job as a marine mammal zoologist
Grey Seal Birth by Shadow-and-Flame-86

4. Spring trip to Iceland. I have never been to a more beautiful place, northern lights, geysirs, orcas and waterfalls galore!
Icelandic Orca Family by Shadow-and-Flame-86

5. And last but not least, a trip to see the Moray Firth Dolphins showing off in May!
Triple Dolphin Breach! by Shadow-and-Flame-86

:star:What else is going on...?:star:
The first year of my postdoc is almost over, which is absolutely terrifying. Where has the time gone!? Our first year has been an eventfull one, with many ups and downs. We had a very long field season at the end of 2015, we had to stay on the island to complete the research we were doing on the seals until 6 days before Christmas! So that was incredibly exhausting, but we got a lot of work done. Unfortunately it meant I had to cancel my trip to San Fransisco to the big marine mammal conference, which was a shame as I was meant to present my work but oh well, such is life. I'll hopefully get to go to the next one in 2017 in Halifax, Canada instead which would be pretty epic.

At the moment I'm living in Belgium for a month to do some analysis on our seal samples at the University of Liege. I've only been to Belgium once before, and as a tourist. It's very different to live here! I am here to measure the pollutant load our scottish seals have inside them, as marine mammals frequently accumulate very high levels of nasty pollutants like PCBs as they are at the top of the food chain. Its proper analytical chemistry stuff, much different to what I'm used to doing (all gas chromatograohy and mass spectrometry!) and it doesn't help that I'm having to learn it all in half french, hald english!

When I get home I will have a little break with my family (my husband is currently working in south america so I've not seen him for ages, boo!) and then will get stuck back into work getting ready for the fall field season with the seals once again. No rest for the wicked after all =)

Python Dragon by Shadow-and-Flame-86

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Can I use your images as stock or for photo-manipulation, web design, web blog, or other personal/school/work projects?
:bulletred: No, this gallery contains no stock images. All my photographs are copyrighted and may not be altered, printed or published in any media and/or format.

I'm a painter/sketch artist, may I use your photo(s) as reference?
:bulletred: Feel free to use my non-stock photos as reference to your traditional and/or digital Drawings/Paintings/Artisan Crafts and Sculptures. Please send me a link to your finished work and credit me in the comment and link to the original deviation photo. I love seeing people's interpretations of my photos and have a fav gallery just for them!

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Hello everyone :aww:

I'm a zoologist who works on marine mammals, I've just got my PhD in seal behaviour, endocrinology and neurobiology and now I work with dolphins as well as seals. I love wildlife and I hope to spend the rest of my life in the field studying animals just like I am now.

I learnt photography out of nessecity for my job and have taken it up as a hobby because its fun.

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