Cindy Wilson has had a camera in her hands for over 60 years. Starting with a Kodak Brownie camera, she moved up to a Mamiya 35 mm in 1969 for her first trip to Europe in high school. In 1976, she got an Olympus OM-1 with a 50 mm lens and a 200 mm lens. That was her “go to” camera for her world-wide travels until she went digital in 2004.
Cindy received her college degree in Wildlife Biology and Management. Her first job was as a Wildlife Biologist with the US Forest Service in the Pacific Northwest. But she found that job too political so in 1982, she changed careers to become a Tour Director. It allowed her to meet her desire to teach and share her love of nature. She was fortunate to take groups to Antarctica twice, Kenya many times, China, Central America, America’s National Parks and once, literally Around the World. For most of these trips, all she had was her trusty OM-1 with a 50 mm lens and a 200 mm lens (she still has that camera!).
Her first Safari to Kenya was in 1985. Over the years she has returned 7 more times. Keeping in touch with the family-owned Kenyan tour company has allowed her to develop a custom tour that has photographers and bird enthusiasts in mind.
Today, Olympus mirrorless cameras and Canon cameras are in her camera bags. Bird photography is her passion.