What is the salary for a wildlife photographer?

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I was wondering the salary of a wildlife photographer because i am really wanting to become a wildlife photographer? One more thing how would you go about getting a job at National Geographics?

-- michael david ross (lloydc443@aol.com), September 21, 2002


Dear Micheal:

The salary of a photographer at National Geographic Magazine is about $7-9,000 a year. Very low because we use foreign people from poor countries to do our labor for cheap. If you are willing to work for this low pay, we will hire you. Just email me back. Phillip G. Oswell President of National Geographic Magazine

-- Phillip Gregory Oswell (President of National Geographic Magazine) (P_G_O_CEO@nationalgeographic.com), January 03, 2003.

i would like to become a wildlife photographer someday, not for salary, but for my love of animals. i read national geographic magazines all the time. i am a nature freak, and i can't stand not being around animals. thanks

-- Paige Bethany Wheatley (jlwheat@dtnspeed.com), February 13, 2003.

7-9,000 a year??? ... this website tells a different story on that one, more like, 500 a day on assignments. whats the deal on that?


-- Kyle Alex Comeaux (sk8junkie@angelfire.com), March 20, 2003.

this stinks, i wanted to be a photographer, but you crushed my dreams into the dust, i am only 7 years old now my family in bolivia will starve

-- Ian R Haas (thirty2belowzero@aol.com), March 25, 2003.

In my Economics class we've been studying a career we found ourselves best suited for. I chose wildlife photography, but it seems the salary in awfully low. Do you think becoming a freelance photographer would be more profitable? I am very interested in a photography career and would love for you to email me about the different salaries and benefits of a wildlife and freelance photographer. Thanks for your time. Alyssa T

-- Alyssa Titus (ALYSSAT@aol.com), April 06, 2004.

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