I am a native in this world And think in it as a native thinks

Sunday, October 27, 2013


This is one of my better pictures from the beach: a sea lion basking on the rocks between the waves and a tide pool.

But this is a photography tour; there are several photo instructors, and one National Geographic photographer, Rich Reid, with the group, providing advice and instruction.

Rich took many pictures of this same sea lion, but he crawled across the lava rocks on his stomach to get them. I stood on the sand, zoomed in, and got several shots I was happy with.

I was so blissful being on that beautiful beach that taking pictures wasn't as important as I expected it to be. So maybe I'm not as avid a photographer as I always tell people I am. I want the pictures, but I don't want to miss the experience.

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