Dan K began photographing wildlife in Philadelphia during the pandemic as a way to spend time outside. What was previously a loose appreciation for nature spiraled into being seriously enamored with birds and photography. 

Always happy to talk gear, birds, or photography. Feel free to reach out using the form or at one of the social links at the bottom of the page.

Gear FAQs


Nikon D500

A standard choice in the dslr world for wildlife. Happy with it but might consider mirrorless in the future. Began with a D3300 which is a solid starter option.


Nikon AF-S 300mm F4, Nikon AF-P 70-300mm

Highly recommend the 300 F4 if you're looking for a budget option that is lighter and sharper than a 150-600 and higher quality than a kit 70-300. I most often pair it with a Nikon 1.4 teleconverter unless shooting large subjects or in very low light. The 70-300 still gets use for video, wide angle and because the AF is blazing fast.


Vortex diamondback 8x42

Probably the most underrated tool for wildlife photography. The Vortex pair is very solid. I've also purchased the Celestron Outland 8x42 as a gift and highly recommend it as an entry level option


Feel free to reach out at one of the links below or at dankwildlife@gmail.com