About 18 months ago I was contacted by a lovely lady from DOC who had seen some of my photos on Flickr. She wanted to know if I’d be willing to let DOC use them in a brochure. One thing led to another and after thinking a lot about it, I decided here was something I could do to help DOC and New Zealand conservation. Rather than the physical work involved with the usual volunteering, the fact that we’re on the move most of the time and most importantly, because we spend a lot of time enjoying DOC’s hard work in the parks and walks we visit, I decided to give DOC access to as many of my photos as they wanted.
Over the last year or so I’ve been aware of the odd photo being used on information boards located out in the field and also in some of the new brochures printed for various walks etc.
DOC- Department of Conservation
And if you type Shellie Evans in the search box in the top right corner you’ll be presented with a very long list of links that have my photos in them. Once the link is opened you can see who has taken the photo (me!) by clicking on the little camera icon showing at the top right of the photo. Of course the ‘camera’ icon in these photos doesn’t work, they are just screen shots from the actual website.
I’m thrilled to bits to be a part of the volunteer team at DOC and very proud to be able to do ‘my bit’ for New Zealand conservation. Of course I couldn't do it all without my best mate beside me; whether it's driving, carry the pack, finding birds, being very patient as I take shots or most importantly, being my walking buddy. Thanks darling for your contribution to NZ's conservation too!