On behalf of the entire crew, welcome aboard the USS Corgi, I’m Captain Yogi.

Our vessel is registered in the state of Ohio, USA and exceeds all the safety requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard. Please do not be alarmed by my personal flotation device (PFD) or life vest for you civilians, I require all crew members to wear them so we can respond to an emergency immediately. Your safety and enjoyment is our number one concern.

Our trip today will take us into a secret swamp located somewhere in the southeast part of the USA. Please take a seat, because your virtual journey into the swamp is about to begin. As for the large pillow I’m sitting on, sorry, that’s the Captain’s chair, but there are plenty of other comfortable seats available on board for everyone :-)

While you wait for others to board, please enjoy watching the osprey flying overhead with a fish in its talons.

And, there’s an anhinga taking off from the water.

It was time to have some fun with my wonderful friend, Yogi (a rescued Pembroke Welsh Corgi). I hope all of you dog lovers out there enjoy this image and the images that follow featuring Yogi as Captain of the USS Corgi…we had a great time creating these images and short story to share with you.

Here’s a link to the second image in the series.

I started out as an artist, became a pilot, and ended up where I am now: nature photographer and educator. Being a pilot allowed me to observe the Earth and humanity’s impact on it from 30,000 feet for many years. It allowed me to experience different cultures and to see the world through many lenses.

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  • FacetEyePhoto
    FacetEyePhotoover 4 years ago

    What an exciting trip it sounds like, I can’t wait! LOL!

    Wonderfully written and shot!

  • thank you for the very kind words, please feel free to explore the ship while we wait for all the RedBubble passengers on the dock to come aboard :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • elisab
    elisabover 4 years ago

    Thank you for submitting to the Canon DSLR group.

  • you’re most welcome, sincerely, Captain Yogi, USS Corgi

    – William C. Gladish

  • jesika
    jesikaover 4 years ago

    What a wondrful image and the captain has the best seat on the boat, just as it should be for such a distinguished looking gentleman……

  • hello Jesika, Yogi thanks you for the kind comment and for understanding the restrictions associated with his BIG pillow :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonover 4 years ago

    Love the narrative…can’t wait to see what follows!

  • thank you Jacqueline…the ship is being prepared to leave port soon…in the mean time, please enjoy yourself on the promenade deck :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 4 years ago

    great shot William.

  • thanks Dave :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 4 years ago

    Permission to come aboard??

  • Hello Al, permission has been granted by the big dog with short legs :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    The length he lacks on his legs he more than makes up on his ears :-) Sweet scene, nice capture :-) Looking forward to the adventure

  • thank you Themis…Captain Yogi is very proud of his ears…his excellent hearing makes him a great watchdog at home or at sea :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsover 4 years ago

    Beautifully capture! I feel like I am on Board! :)

  • thank you Zoraida, so glad you joined the tour :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    great work

  • thank you Scott :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • joycee
    joyceeover 4 years ago

    Captain Yogi looks so happy. Lovely to see.

  • thank you Joycee, the crew takes excellent care of our beloved Captain, every Sunday is Dog Maintenance Day, all systems are checked for cleanliness and health :-)

    – William C. Gladish

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