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Jun 28, 2016

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Vaccinations, Meds and Supplies for Tropical Travel Destinations

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)

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 ..

Jun 20, 2016

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Stories Behind the Photos: “Stop! Cheetah!” (March 19, 2015)

On March 19, 2015, I went on my first-ever safari drive. I’d booked a trip with G Adventures for a (roughly) one-week safari in South Africa. I landed in Johannesburg around 8:30 AM on March 17th after a 14 hour non-stop ..

Jun 20, 2016

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Stories Behind the Photos: Intro

In March of 2015 I went on my first photo safari. I decided to keep a journal while on that trip which I could look back on later. Since then it’s become a bit of a tradition of mine. I ..

Jun 13, 2016

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Switching to Nikon and getting used to their D500 model

When I first became interested in photography I chose a Canon T2i as my first Digital SLR camera. I really didn’t know what to look for as far as cameras went – to me a $700 T2i was top of ..

Jun 13, 2016

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About Me

My name is Michael Willis, and I’m a professional web developer / programmer. A few years ago I found myself becoming interested in photography as a hobby. I particularly liked learning how cameras work, and discovering that there are many ..