My Bucket or Life List, What Ever You Want to Call It

My Bucket or Life List, What Ever You Want to Call It

The concept of a bucket list has been around for a while, maybe the most famous person to start it is John Goddard. He came up with his list of 127 goals when he was fifteen and has now accomplished most of them. I really like the idea of setting yourself goals no matter how ridiculous they may seem so you know what you are striving for. This way you won’t make excuses, but will focus on achieving these goals. The point is not to check them off to check them off but rather to have amazing experiences that mean a lot. My list will continue to grow as I learn about new things and I will continue to update it as I experience some of the things below:

Visit and or Explore
California (even though I have lived here 15 years I still can’t justify checking this one off)
Alaska
Tundra
Boreal Forests
Deserts (Yemen 2011, Oman 2012)
Temperate Rainforests
Tropical Rainforests (Borneo 2013 Spring, Gabon 2013, Borneo Winter 2013, Uganda 2014)
Prairie
Nepal
Tibet, including Aru Basin, the Changtang, and the Tibetan Plateau
Australia (2014)
New Zealand (2013)
Kenya
Tanzania
Namibia
Madagascar
Galapagos Islands
Andes (2015)
Canada
Egypt
Every South American Country (Bolivia and Argentina 2015)
Borneo (2013)
India
Japan
Indonesia
Zambia
Botswana
Khakaborazi National Park in Myanmar (Alan Rabinowitz’s park)

Hike or Climb
Mount Shasta (May 2009)
Mount Denali
Pacific Crest Trail
John Muir Trail
Mount Whitney

Photograph
Jungle Cat
Black-footed Cat
Sand Cat
Chinese Mountain Cat
Scottish Wildcat (September 2014)
African Wildcat
Asiatic Wildcat
Pallas’ Cat
Rusty-spotted Cat
Flat-headed Cat
Fishing Cat
Amur Leopard Cat
Iriomote Cat
Visayan Leopard Cat
Southern Leopard Cat
African Cheetah
Asiatic Cheetah
Northwest African Cheetah
Jaguarundi
Gulf Coast Jaguarundi
Mountain Lion (June 2010)
Bobcat (June 2008)
Canada Lynx
Eurasian Lynx
Balkan Lynx
Iberian Lynx
Ocelot
Texas Ocelot
Margay
Colocolo (Pampas Cat) (April 2015)
Colocolo (Pantanal Cat)
Colocolo (Colocolo)
Andean Mountain Cat (April 2015)
Northern Oncilla
Southern Oncilla
Costa Rican Tiger Cat
Kodkod
Geoffroy’s Cat
Serval
Barbary Serval
African Golden Cat (June 2014)
Caracal (December 2011)
Marbled Cat (March 2013)
Borneo Bay Cat (December 2013)
Asiatic Golden Cat
Sunda Clouded Leopard (March 2013)
Clouded Leopard
Snow Leopard
Bengal Tiger
Sumatran Tiger
Malayan Tiger
Northern Indochinese Tiger
Amur Tiger
Jaguar (August 2015)
Sri Lankan Leopard
Indochinese Leopard
Persian Leopard
North Chinese Leopard
Amur Leopard
Arabian Leopard
Javan Leopard
Indian Leopard
African Leopard (October 2013)
African Lion
Asiatic Lion
Ringtail
Musk Ox
Bald Eagle catching fish
Black-backed Kingfisher
Rufous-backed Kingfisher
Yellowstone in winter
Bosque del Apache with Snow Geese (December 2010)
3 species of Civet (Malay Civet, Common Palm Civet, African Civet)
1000 bird species in the wild (I am at 234)
300 mammal species in the wild (I am at 107)
20 critically endangered and 50 endangered species (I am at 4 and 22 respectively)
Every endangered or threatened animal in California (6 out of 130)
Every Species of Puffin (Atlantic Puffin 2014)
Every salamander species of California (7 out of 52 species and subspecies)

Achieve or Do
Fly in a fighter plane
Swim with wild dolphins (Summer 2007)
Become a full time photographer
Have an article in National Geographic
Have my own photography exhibition (June 2011)
Publish my own photography book
Do an ironman triathlon
Become proficient in the use of a kayak, a rifle, sling, and bow and arrow
Own my own company (March 2009)
Be a BBC wildlife photographer of the year
Skydive over Hawaiian islands
Backpack California for one month
Travel around California in a car for one month
Learn Kyudo
Bike across America (Summer 2010)
Travel to Patagonia with my dad
Go lugging, bobsledding or skeleton sliding
Hold a tarantula to overcome my fear of spiders
Photograph wedding for free for couple who can’t pay a professional photographer (June 2011)
Help my brother get over his fear of heights
Build a kayak or canoe with my brother
Travel through Europe with Kailani
Travel through the Sahara with Kailani
Hike the Kiso with Kailani
Hike the Camino de Santiago with Kailani
Go to Madagascar and bring my mom
Go whale watching in Tonga or Mexico with my sister
Spending time with a Red Panda with my sister
Have my sister join me on a photo trip

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