Billy Dodson first became interested in photography while on a mountain climbing trip to Tanzania in 2001. He visited East Africa for the first time as a photographer in 2005, and has since returned to Kenya and Tanzania several times for the purpose of photographing African landscapes and wildlife. His work has been published in Outdoor Photographer, Nature’s Best Photography, Asian Photography and Virginia Wildlife magazines.
Because the primary purpose of his work is to advance the cause of wildlife conservation, he donates his images to the African Wildlife Foundation, the Nature Conservancy and a number of other conservation organizations. He is also a supporter and patron of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, a non-profit organization that is deeply committed to preserving and expanding giraffe habitat in addition to protecting these most extraordinary animals.