WENDY SLOBODA

Fos­sil hunter and pho­tog­ra­pher; dis­cov­er­ies in­clude Wen­dicer­atops pin­hor­nen­sis (2010) and Bar­roso­pus slo­bo­dai (2003).

Canadian Geographic - - EXPLORING CARTOGRAPH­Y - —As told to J.F.

You have to prove your­self, so don’t be afraid to vol­un­teer. I don’t know any pa­le­on­tol­o­gist that didn’t. I vol­un­teer and have gone to Mon­go­lia, France, Ar­gentina and Green­land to look for di­nosaurs. I’ve been lucky and I’ve earned my stripes. Prospect­ing and look­ing for fos­sils is what I do be­cause it’s what I love. When you find a fos­sil, no mat­ter how in­signif­i­cant, you’re the first per­son to ever see or touch it — and that’s pretty re­ward­ing.

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