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 Assistant photographer and darkroom technician in his father's 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 37 years the Studio has been in operation it has received numerous awards. His passion for wildlife photography and for Alaska and Africa led to his safari adventures, he eventually opened Idube Photo Safaris. Kevin is a certi?ed FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa), wildlife guide and takes guests from all over the world on amazing photographic and sightseeing Safaris in Africa, Alaska, India, South America, and other destinations. He teaches both wildlife photography and portrait photography workshops. Helping both the advanced and the beginner.
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 safari camps and the adventurous stories that are shared around the evening camp?res, hold a special place in Kevin’s heart. A special place that he loves to share and experience with the travelers that accompany him.
Kevin has lead Safaris to South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. Specializing in small groups and private Safaris, with the special touch of personal attention. His love for Africa is ever present and his enthusiasm and excitement for the wild places of Africa are felt and shared with his guests.
Alaska has been a place of both dreams and adventures for Kevin for many years. His bear safaris are both exciting and informative. Visiting some of Alaska's best and most productive Brown Bear areas, Kevin shares the secrets of photographing brown bears and the beauty and inspiration of visiting this stunning place.