Michele Burgess’ photography is a magic carpet that transported her from the confines of an office cubicle to exotic photographic expeditions worldwide. Burgess was working as a secretary when her parents gave her a professional camera and a trip to Kenya and Tanzania, kindling her passion for travel and photography. After becoming an established photojournalist, Burgess incorporated guided tours into her photographic jaunts. Burgess has been to every continent, visiting 101 countries in the past 22 years. She has also written 160 articles for renowned travel and wildlife publications.