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Jun 21, 2018

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Stories Behind the Photos: “Mother Leopard” (January 1, 2016)

Posted in : stories, Travel on by : Mike Willis

On New Year’s Day 2016, I experienced what is possibly my favorite wildlife sighting ever, and had one of the happiest days of my life. I’d been on safari in Botswana’s beautiful Okavango Delta for nearly a week. I had ..

Oct 12, 2017

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Stories Behind the Photos: “In The Company of Giants” (December 30, 2015)

Posted in : stories on by : Mike Willis

Today I found myself thinking back to a particular moment during my trip to Botswana in late December 2015. On this trip I was staying for about a week, splitting my time between two safari camps, Kanana Camp and Shinde ..

Jun 18, 2017

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My Trip to Tanzania, May 2017

Posted in : Miscellaneous, Travel on by : Mike Willis

Note: don’t forget to check out the photo gallery! Contents Timeline Planning Weather Guide and Staff Accommodations Daily Routine The Wildlife Tanzania And the Locals The Safari Truck Where the hell was I? Summary and Suggestions And Finally I’m on ..

Mar 25, 2017

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Stories Behind the Photos: “A Walk to a Sleepy Cheetah” (March 22, 2015)

Posted in : stories on by : Mike Willis

Today is March 25, 2017, and it’s been two years since my first trip to Africa. I spent some time reading my journal entries from that trip and it brought back memories. It’s interesting re-reading my thoughts at the time, ..

Sep 17, 2016

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Stories Behind the Photos: “Leopard on the Runway” (January 2, 2016)

Posted in : stories on by : Mike Willis

In December 2015 I took another trip to Africa, this time heading to Botswana’s Okavango Delta region. Safari camps in the Okavango are very difficult to reach by land, due to being in a very remote area. Therefore, to get ..

Sep 13, 2016

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Tinkering with Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush

Posted in : photography on by : Mike Willis

It’s been a while since I’ve done anything photography-related! I spent a lot of time developing my pictures from my trip to Brazil, and after that I was pretty drained and, believe it or not, didn’t touch my camera for ..

Sep 13, 2016

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Realism in my Photography

Posted in : photography on by : Mike Willis

I want to take a quick minute to get up on my high-horse and talk about realism in photography, and particularly, my photography. 🙂 When I’m reviewing and processing my pictures, the foremost thing on my mind is to try ..

Jul 22, 2016

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My Trip to The Pantanal (in Brazil), July 2016

Posted in : Travel on by : Mike Willis

UPDATE 7/28/2016: Full picture gallery is ready! Brazil 2016 Wildlife Photos Contents Timeline Planning Weather Guides and Drivers Accommodations Daily Routine The Wildlife Summary and Suggestions Where the hell was I? And Finally I’m back from a roughly one-week trip ..

Jun 28, 2016

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Vaccinations, Meds and Supplies for Tropical Travel Destinations

Posted in : Travel on by : Mike Willis

So in a few days I’ll be leaving for my next trip, this time I’m heading to the Pantanal region in Brazil. The Pantanal is the world’s largest tropical wetland area (according to wikipedia), and is compared to the Okavango ..

Jun 22, 2016

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Stories Behind the Photos: “Schoolchildren in Africa” (March 20, 2015)

Posted in : stories on by : Mike Willis

The overwhelming majority of my photos are of wild animals. But, for my “stories behind the photos” series, I couldn’t help but post about some of the happiest children I ever had the good fortune to meet. On the morning ..