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Every year my father and I plan a vacation for nature photography. We try to pick a new location and we basically take photos, eat and sleep. That's what the trip is for. In the summer of 2010 the trip we planned was to the Jonesport area of Maine with the highlight of the trip being a visit to Machias Seal Island to photograph Atlantic Puffins and whatever else we came across.
I grew up hunting and fishing, it was a huge part of my life. As I grew older it of course became much harder to find the time to continue to do these activities with my father and the time we spent together outdoors slowly decreased with each passing year. Photography started to become a huge part of my life, and eventually my career, which helped to bring back a common activity for my father and I. We pretty much traded in hunting with guns for doing the same thing with cameras. It was a very natural progression and the end result was one of the things I loved most about hunting, enjoying the outdoors.
When we first arrived at the dock in Jonesport I didn't think there was any way we would be going on this trip, you could barely see the end of the dock it was so foggy. After a bit of waiting and chatting with the other people going on the trip, the captain showed up and informed us that we would be making the trip! My next thought being, I hope we can see the birds when we get there.