OUT OF AFRICA… or, more correctly, two and a half months spent IN Africa… A land of sun, sand, harsh environments, vibrant colors and all things wild! I was here with my close friend Dean, together we guided four separate photo tours with Wildlight Safaris through Botswana and Namibia. So how do I pack for an extended period of shooting, knowing I will be covering a variety of subjects that include not only wildlife but also landscapes and culture? The answer of course is “very carefully”.
To get from New Zealand to Africa I carry my Pro Trekker 450 on board my flights. The 450 is within flight regulations although I must say mine is – umm – well, VERY heavy when loaded for a trip like this. I wear it on my back at check in, smile and try to look light!
Loweprofessional Chris McLennan specializes in tourism, travel, wildlife and adventure photography, leading Photo Travel expeditions through which he guides photographers to explore the globe through the lense. In this post he shares his most recent excursion to Africa. (www.blog.lowepro.com).