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Aug 21, 2014 03:10 |  #1

hmmm perhaps you might not want to after checking this list out

The Hazards of a National Geographic Photographer...

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Aug 21, 2014 03:24 |  #2

TBH there's school teachers in my country who face similar dangers, maybe not buried by an avalanche but certainly being chased by wild animals. Cops and paramedics face far worse on a daily basis. Given the opportunity I would grab the chance to shoot for them without even thinking about it....




  
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Aug 21, 2014 03:48 |  #3

yea perhaps where you live, but in NZ school teachers wouldn't get anything close to what's listed there in their day to day tasks.


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Aug 21, 2014 07:30 |  #4

I live in Johannesburg. A few weeks ago someone stole major parts from a 88kva pylon, service delivery protests are common where the chances of getting shot, stoned or tear gassed is pretty easy. Not many 4 legged wild beast where I live but a trip to a game reserve could see you having your car sat upon by an elephant. Hippo, croc and shark attacks happen fairly often. If you have lunch at the V&A water front the seals sit on the dock or pier with you. Not many snakes where our houses are but in the veld surrounding my town they are very abundant. The penis fish thing is something I would never want to experience though....




  
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Aug 21, 2014 08:43 |  #5

Sounds like a good way to get yourself into some fun times.




  
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Aug 22, 2014 09:11 |  #6

I have a good friend who is a photographer there, she's been doing it a long time. She said the worst part of the job are the injections she has to get before taking off a shoot.




  
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Aug 22, 2014 09:38 |  #7

I recently watched a movie documenting some of James Balog's work: Chasing Ice. As a result, I bought several of his books (used and very cost effective). He routinely works for National Geographic. His work has affected his body quite a bit, much like an athlete, but his passion remains.

What an inspiration.


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