The last day of 2016 has come. It’s time to think about what happened during this year, and more than that, start to plan for the next one. I can say that 2016 has been an amazing year for me! So many things happened and I can say that I fully enjoyed every moment I’ve experienced. It’s been a year full of changes, but not all the changes are negative or painful. Actually mines have been very positive, and I’m really glad about it. I feel like I’ve pushed my photography a bit forward, even though I still have so much to do and learn, but I feel very motivated and determined to go on and follow this road. I had the chance to visit some of the places I was dreaming about since I was a kid, Yellowstone National Park being the top of the list! There is something that always attracted me in Yellowstone, there’s really a sense of “wilderness” in that place, it’s a unique sensation. I’m not talking about driving on the road and just stopping at the viewpoints like most tourists do, of course. But you just need to walk a bit into the wild to be immersed in a magical atmosphere surrounded by such a rich wildlife. The whole USA trip has been amazing, maybe the best I’ve done so far. I was lucky I could see some of the most spectacular places in the world. But I will talk about this later on.

A bison with another bison rolling on the ground in Yellowstone National Park black and white

Another positive thing in 2016 was the starting of my collaboration with Wild & Free – Rehabilitation and Release. A collaboration that I really hope to reinforce during the upcoming year. I was lucky to know the founder of Wild & Free, a truly lover of wildlife who’s putting all her efforts to save the animals and to educate people on conservation. She’s doing an amazing work, and I invite you all to support her charity. Everything, even the smallest thing, will have a great impact for the animals of our planet. You can find more info in the Save The Wildlife page, in the “About” section of my website. Besides the photography side, but still related to that, I need to thank my amazing wife for supporting me and helping me! Not only she’s so patient with me when I spend so much time to take a photo, but she’s really helpful, and I must admit that some photos would not be possible without her help. So a really huge thank goes to her who’s my first supporter in this and my special partner during my travels! Thanks also to all my followers and supporters, and all the people who got in touch with me even for a simple “hi” and appreciated my photography work, it really means much to me. Now it’s time to look forward for 2017.

Mirko Chianucci overlooking the Grand Canyon

I’m very positive about the upcoming year. I’m working on a project with a friend of mine, and it will be great. We’ve many ideas and we’re working on making everything possible. I still can’t say anything about it, but you will have some news when we will be ready with that. I must say that I’m really excited about this and can’t wait for the whole thing to be done! I see a brilliant 2017 and I hope it will be the same for everybody else. What about you? Do you have any plan for the new year? Let me know about it! Wish you all the best! While waiting for the next post to go on with our “Journey Through Wilderness”, enjoy these days of holidays with your loved ones and have a great start of the year!

Mirko Chianucci Written by:

I'm a nature and wildlife photographer based in Italy. With a great desire to explore the world, I'm deeply in love with nature and wildlife. My goal is to raise awareness on natural environment and wildlife conservation to help preserving the amazing wonders of our planet.


  1. E.C
    January 1, 2017

    In 2017, I’m sure you will let the world know about your photography and your projects more than last year. I’ll be always here to support you❤

  2. May 3, 2017

    Thank you so much for your support Mirko, it means so much to me and the pleasure to collaborate with you is totally mutual. I wish you and Ece more amazing travels, wonderful experiences inspiring more stunning photos! 🙂

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