A former Army Officer and helicopter pilot with a keen sense of everything around him, Randy Hanna has long felt the call of photography to document his travels and share his experiences. While the Pacific Northwest is his home, he is truly “at home” wherever his photography takes him. An award winning and published photographer, Randy has been leading photo safaris for more than 20 years. From Indonesia and the South Pacific to Saba in the Caribbean, Randy has led numerous underwater photo safaris to capture life in our oceans. Upon returning from Iraq in 2005, where he captured images of the famous walls of Petra and life in the Middle East, Randy shifted his focus from “sea life” to “land life,” specifically focusing on the magnificent animals, birds and people of Africa. Since then, he has not looked back. As he often says, “A visit to Africa stirs the soul and warms the heart. It will change you forever.”
Randy has been leading his own very successful safaris with Thomson for several years. Frequently he is accompanied by his wife, Kathy, who also shares a passion for photography, Africa, and teaching. Randy is pleased and honored to join Andy’s team of photography professionals who are committed to bringing you the experience of a lifetime.