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Its that time of year again and we will shortly be kicking off our 2014 Travel Photography Awards!! And with quite a few changes this year… New look website (see below), Pro and Amateur categories this time, new prizes, new judges… Its all very exciting as we put the finishing touches on the website ready for launch in February. If you want to read about the prize winner Dana Allen’s trip to Tahiti last year then have a look at this post here. Otherwise, start putting… READ MORE >

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Been dreaming of that special trip… The one that has been sitting on your bucket list for a while now? Don’t wait any longer! Treat yourself this Christmas by booking a place on our 2014 adventure to the arctic with Journeys Unforgettable to see and photograph the mysterious and mighty polar bears. Over half the trip is sold already and the remaining seats will be snapped up soon due to the very unique and special nature of this once in a lifetime adventure.  Visit our Photo… READ MORE >


Well we’ve all been caught up in the whole Car-L phenomenon for the past couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about all of the other exciting projects we’ve had going on lately…  Not least of which was our Travel Photography Awards 2013 Prize Winner Dana Allen’s trip to Tahiti with Chris. I touched base with Dana recently to hear how their adventure went, and to see some of the amazing photos he captured on his journey around French Polynesia. Having traveled from Zimbabwe… READ MORE >

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Wow! Isn’t it great when you come up with a new project that ends up being way more fun than you anticipated, and then takes on a life all of its own! Makes all the hard work seem worth it that’s for sure. And so began the life of “Car-L”…  I first had the idea of using a remote control vehicle to get a camera up close and personal to wildlife after a trip to Africa in 2012. A friend gave me her son’s old remote… READ MORE >


It seems only yesterday we were announcing the Travel Photography Awards ( our all new Travel Photography competition where entrants submitted a portfolio of their five best travel photos for a chance to win from a package of fantastic prizes; including of course the Grand Prize package – a trip to Tahiti!! Well the competition has been run, the judging took place and the winners were announced… And the time has finally arrived for the Grand Prize Winner to take that special trip to Tahiti! That’s… READ MORE >

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Chris was recently interviewed by Hotel Club ( They are showcasing Australia and New Zealand’s top photographers in a feature called “Travel Photography Tips – from the experts”. Follow the link to see Chris’s full interview, and to read interviews by the other featured photographers. They make for some great reading. A small excerpt from Chris’s interview below… 1  What’s your ultimate travel photography destination? Anywhere new Preferably with wildlife, mountains or primitive cultures. I do find myself returning to Alaska and Papua New Guinea. 2 … READ MORE >


If you haven’t stumbled across this page in your wanderings, check it out.  A really interesting set of statistics about the photographic industry today. Perhaps a bit scary for those new to, or looking at getting into, the industry.  Something to consider and be aware of for those currently still working in the industry.  And perhaps a reason for the defeat of those who have given up and gone elsewhere?  What do you think? Full Post by ImageBrief: “Who Shot the Photographer”? Industry Forces that could… READ MORE >


Chris was invited to present a small selection of NZ images on the Tourism NZ Facebook page (and to their respective audience of around 900,000 fans – nice)! Follow this link to see the shots he posted, and read some of the 600 odd comments received (amongst the 21,346 likes and 3,000 shares – the highest figures TNZ have received for this section). Thanks TNZ, a nice way to get some of our images in front of an international audience who all want to know a… READ MORE >


It is finally time to announce the winner’s of the recent Travel Photography Awards, of which Chris was one of the judges.  (Chris also gets to accompany the winner on an all expenses paid trip to Tahiti, where Chris will be the photo guide for the winner’s very own, private Photo Tour of the beautiful islands of Tahiti)! What an exciting process this has been! The judging was done online during the month of July by our panel of international experts:  Chris McLennan, Phil Keoghan, Jeff… READ MORE >

Photography Masterclass Magazine

If you are looking for a great photography magazine to add to your Apple Newstand, why not try Photography Masterclass Magazine?  This month’s issue looks at wildlife photography, and how to take better wildlife photos. **And as a special offer for fans of Chris McLennan, you can use the link below to access a three-month free trial!   (No hooks or hidden costs – after the three month trial the subscription ends, you won’t be automatically signed up or expected to pay more). So what… READ MORE >


PRESS RELEASE: “Colours of our World” exhibition opening in Napier, featuring the work of world renowned New Zealand photographer Chris McLennan. Hot on the heels of his very successful Auckland exhibition “A Year in the Wild Life of Chris McLennan” (which attracted 150 people through on opening night) New Zealand photographer Chris McLennan announces “Colours of our World”, an exhibit of 27 of his favourite travel images from all corners of the globe. Whether a serious photography enthusiast and fan of Chris’s work, or dreaming of… READ MORE >

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