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Max the Cockatoo at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park by KabakaLion Max the Cockatoo at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 9 1 Green-Winged Macaw at the San Diego Zoo by KabakaLion Green-Winged Macaw at the San Diego Zoo :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 9 1 Pollination at Point Lobos by KabakaLion Pollination at Point Lobos :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 4 3 Gooseneck Barnacles at Point Lobos by KabakaLion Gooseneck Barnacles at Point Lobos :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 5 0 Succulents at Point Lobos by KabakaLion Succulents at Point Lobos :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 2 0 Sea Birds at Bird Island in Point Lobos by KabakaLion Sea Birds at Bird Island in Point Lobos :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 8 0 Mating Coenagrion by KabakaLion Mating Coenagrion :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 0 0 Male Hogna helluo by KabakaLion Male Hogna helluo :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 0 1 Young Steatoda triangulosa by KabakaLion Young Steatoda triangulosa :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 2 6 Red-Tailed Hawk by KabakaLion Red-Tailed Hawk :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 4 2 Young Harris Hawk by KabakaLion Young Harris Hawk :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 8 6 Sluggish Spines by KabakaLion Sluggish Spines :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 2 1 Sucker by KabakaLion Sucker :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 6 0 Falling by KabakaLion Falling :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 13 6 Attentive by KabakaLion Attentive :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 4 1 Hogna carolinensis by KabakaLion Hogna carolinensis :iconkabakalion:KabakaLion 3 3


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Kyle Johnson
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I'm a hiker, con-goer, nature-lover, and general fan of great art.

Married to my favorite artist and best chef, LifeUntamed.


As a six-years-later follow-up to my "going pro" post: being a pro photographer is rough. I shot a wedding, helped with some shoots for other photographers, got contracted for portrait and event shoots, and captured many portraits. It paid the bills, but barely – I got caught in the still-worsening "weekend warrior" epidemic, wherein everyone with a new camera thinks they can fit in with the other professionals.

So, I found other ways to make money with photos (by combining photos with other technology), which turned back into making money with just my tech skills, which finally incorporated my management experience and landed me a nice job that has nothing to do with pictures.

Summary: not a pro anymore, just a hobbyist with an okay camera. Check out my newest submissions to see if I've gotten any better. Most of my work will go on SmugMug (, but I'll grab a small selection of images to also post here.


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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to iPhotograph Hope you enjoy the group! :dummy:

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Swifty52 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
 Hi, and welcome to Nature-Photography52! Thank you for joining our group! We look forward to seeing your photography! 
LifeUntamed Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Thank you for the fav 😍😚😉❤❤❤❤❤
duckduckbear Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Thank you for the fave and watch! :D
MissMooper Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Hai! ^_^
El-Ronin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Happy birthday to you my friend! Have a great day!! :dance: :party:
C-Cain Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
PsychoDikdik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! =)
Dembai Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
Somepony Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Hey, thanks for the fave!
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