The photograph above of Siberian Huskies in Swedish Lapland is currently being featured as a double-page “Big Picture” spread in the current Jan/Feb 2012 issue of National Geographic Traveller (see feature), and I almost passed out when the assistant art director sent me my PDF copy.
My photo? In National Geographic? Spanning two pages?
Though I’ve written for both magazines before, this was different. This was exciting on a whole ‘nother level. That instantly recognizable yellow frame sets the bar for travel photography all over the world in my opinion.
I instantly morphed into that kid who, amongst other lifelong dreams, also dreamed of someday going on assignment for that yellow frame while she was growing up in Nigeria. Though this does not mean I’m an “official “photographer for them, it’s the additional motivation I need to keep inching closer and closer to that possibility.