Welcome to the Woods Photo and Travel Blog! I am an amateur Wildlife and Travel Photographer. This site is dedicated to some of the best pictures I have taken on my travels with my wife, and the stories that go along with them. My wife and I have been to over 28 countries and counting.

My love for photography all started on our trip to South Africa for a safari in 2017. My wife and I had been on numerous trips before and typically have used iPhones or point and shoot cameras to save our memories. I was nervous to try and learn “fancy” DSLR camera techniques prior to leaving for South Africa because I did not want to compromise the experience and sights fumbling around with a camera. I took an amazing picture of a Lion cub with the point and shoot and fell in love with photography.

The photo that started it all

I instantly regretted not have better camera equipment with me. When we returned from our trip, I started the research. I bought a Nikon D5600 kit to start out. We took it to Belize and I used a 18-140mm lens for everything. I took pictures of Pelicans, Grackles, even the Helicopter that brought us to the island. I was amazed at the sharpness and quality. I could set the shutter speed high and freeze the rotor of the Helicopter! I was in love with my new found hobby. Shortly after this trip, it was time to upgrade. I stepped up to a Nikon D500 with a 80-400mm lens. After much practice, it was time to go to the Serengeti. After over 7,000 pictures taken between my D500 80-400, a rented D500 with a 16-80mm, and our iPhones, I was happy but it wasn’t perfect. Could I have used the 200-500mm, absolutely. On a Safari, you can always use more reach, especially for birds. I decided then and there, I would reconfigure my setup once again.

As of today, I am using the Sony a1 and 400mm f/2.8 as my main kit. I also have a second a1 and 70-200mm f/2.8 and 20mm f/1.8 lens. This has been by far the best camera I have ever used. I hope you enjoy the photos.

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