@Steph_Keen_ - Thanks for sharing this and the other amazing responses you have just posted across the community! If you're keen to share, it'd be amazing to see some of your photos or other art here. I was a full-time photographer for years and still really love capturing fun shots while out roaming around. I'm always happy to talk about the subject, project ideas, etc. You should also take a look at this beautiful project that another community member shared recently about protecting wild places

We're just as excited as you are to have you be a part of this and hear of your adventures to come!

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