Usually we think of wildlife photography and we think of unspoiled refuges of pure nature. This is often the case and with out one bit of doubt, the most enjoyable scenario. But the reality is I spend most of my time in the chaotic veins of Santo Domingo. So I have learned to look for natural beauty even when I am in a city.. any city or urban landscape.
This is one of the magical aspects of birds: they inhabit every habitat on earth, even the noisiest, the most polluted or ugliest and imprint their feathery charm all over.
I travel a lot. Most of the time for work, some times in family leisure trips and not enough of wildlife adventures. But I always take my gear. Even when on a couples retreat to West Virginia, I took a short lens (70-200mm 2.8 IS II) with me. Looking through the viewfinder lets me appreciate the beauty around me in a more profound and deep manner. It allows me to really observe my surroundings and look for beauty in unexpected places. Hopefully a bird, but also random reflections or other expressions of light.
Beauty is all around us, it just happens that most times we have urgent things to do that impair us from enjoying it.