About Me

Mike and Carolyn BrayMy passion for photography is centered in action and wildlife photography. I love surfing events, hummingbirds in flight, cheetahs in the Masai Mara, airshows, and angelfish on a coral reef. I branch out for other subjects when the above are not available and enjoy travel photography whenever possible.

My travel trips have taken my wife Carolyn and me to both well-known destinations like Paris, Sydney, and Kona, as well as more exotic locals such as Sulawesi, Galapagos, and the Okavango Delta. Closer to home in Mission Viejo, California, I can find surfing events, pelican habitats, and airshows. My own backyard is often a good spot to find hummingbirds and butterflies.

I have been a Nikon shooter since 1992 and currently rely on both Nikon D850 and D500 plus an assortment of Nikon lenses for my photo equipment of choice.

My resume for accolades in photography include exhibited work in both the Orange County and San Diego County photography competitions from 2009 to 2018 with multiple awards including 5 first place awards. I have also had photographs exhibited at the Oceanside Museum of Art and the cities of Mission Viejo and Laguna Woods and images published in magazines.

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