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colchrishadfield:

Malta and Gozo, glowing in the Mediterranean under a halo of cloud on their hills.

Hopefully my future home-sweet-home.

colchrishadfield:

Malta and Gozo, glowing in the Mediterranean under a halo of cloud on their hills.

Hopefully my future home-sweet-home.

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"My philosophy of life is this: make yourself as happy as possible, and try to make those happy whose lives come in touch with yours; but to attempt to right the wrongs and ease the sufferings of the world in general is a waste of effort. You had just as well try to bail the Atlantic by pouring water into the Pacific."

James Weldon Johnson (via greaterland)

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Hakuna Matata.

Hakuna Matata.

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colchrishadfield:

If you give wind and sand enough time together, they create art.

colchrishadfield:

If you give wind and sand enough time together, they create art.

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"A sense of calm came over me. More and more often I found myself thinking this is where I belong. This is what I came into this world to do."

— Jane Goodall

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Fancy meeting you here.

Fancy meeting you here.

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All day, every day.

All day, every day.

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Just hangin’ out.

Just hangin’ out.

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Project Flying Chihuahuas

About once a week, I volunteer my time as a photographer to a little non-profit rescue group called Project Flying Chihuahuas. The goal of this group is to go into over-crowded kill shelters, adopt small dog, then through the good graces of donors (like you!), put them on airplanes and send them to East coast rescues who lack small dogs. Apparently, smaller dogs are in higher demand on the East coast; they certainly aren’t in demand here in Los Angeles! My goal, as the group’s photographer, is to try and capture the reality of the situation. I don’t go in wanting to capture happy little puppy faces. These dogs have spent a week in a crowded, smelly, small pound. They stink, they’re hungry, and most importantly, they’re terrified. The volunteers spend their time grooming, feeding, walking, bundling (it’s cold out there right now), and crating these poor pups in preparation for their cross-country flight. Upwards of 20-30 dogs are taken to the airport, placed onto planes and shipped across the country, where warm, welcoming arms greet them and help place them in their forever homes. Sadly, I don’t get to photograph that part. But what I DO get to photograph is the first step to what will eventually be the best thing that’s ever happened to these dogs. 

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Even a sleepy leopard looks like it could take your face off.

Even a sleepy leopard looks like it could take your face off.