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Tricia is a South African American and has lived in the beautiful Land of Enchantment, New Mexico, with Kevin for over 18 years and counting. Their paths crossed many years ago on the savannas of Africa. Kevin was completing a Wildlife Documentary and Tricia was interpreting the local language for Kevin. They shared a passion for nature and wildlife and later established their dream company, Idube Photo Safaris, USA.

Kevin Dooley is an award winning wildlife and portrait/wedding photographer who grew up in Placitas, New Mexico. The Interest of photography began at an early age of 14 with the Christmas gift of a 35mm camera. Working as an Assistent photographer and darkroom technician in his fathers portrait Studio was the beginning of a lifetime career in Photography. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the US Navy and served on an Aircraft carrier. After completing his service he returned to New Mexico and opened his own photography Studio in Albuquerque. During the 40 years the Studio was b in operation it has received numerous awards. Kevin has been selected five times as part of the Team to represent the USA in the Photographic world cup. He has been published in many publications, and his book, Wild Faces in Wild Places .  His passion for wildlife photography  for Alaska, India, and Africa, led to his safari adventures. Africa has always had a special place in Kevin’s heart. He thrives on sharing this amazing place with others. Teaching about the wildlife, the trees, and the history of wild Africa. Everything from the sunrise to the adventurous stories that are shared around the evening campfires, hold a special place in Kevin’s heart. A special place that he loves to share and experience with the travelers and Photographers who share the love of both photography and the wild places. 

 Though Tricia is not a Professional Photographer she also teaches wildlife to groups. Having been born and raised in Africa, she speaks Afrikaans and her knowledge of the local culture and history contributes immensely in these adventurous Safaris across the plains.

Together they have more than 20 years wildlife and Safari experience!

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Mary Wilson Wildlife Photographer

Mary Wilson received her BFA from the University of Colorado in Fine Art Photography and continued with a degree in commercial photography from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Mary is a photographer who has worked across a variety of contexts during her career. It has ranged from commercial and advertising photography to portrait and wedding photography. In recent years, she has specialized in wildlife photography, winning various imaging awards. She has worked with Kevin and Tricia Dooley at Idube Photo Safaris for the last 9 years. Mary shares her knowledge with the guests of Idube Photo Safaris as a tour leader on amazing adventures. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and relocated to scenic New Mexico ten years ago with her family.

Being Selected for The Photographic World Cup is one of the highest honors a photographer can get. I am happy to announce that I was chosen to be on the USA’s team for Wildlife. 

The image that got me into the World Cup was composed at Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana on our safari last March. We had a wonderful group of photographers that joined us in this amazing place.

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