It is frequently said that I have worked in over 40 different countries around the world – and I certainly have (in fact I think the latest count is actually over 45). But the more pertinent question would have to be; to which countries do I regularly return? Obviously my work plays a big part in that – many times I don’t have a choice and I’m sent to wherever my clients need me. Other times I have developed personal favourites and will look for opportunities… READ MORE >
For this month’s regular “On Location” article in D-Photo Magazine, we instead put together an “Off Location” story, based on our behind the scenes experience in developing our new app PhotoTorial. Read on for more… On Off Location – It’s ‘APPy Hour! Anyone in the business of photography will tell you that for every photo they take, there is an equal amount of time (often more) spent working behind the scenes. Not only in the preparation, planning and post-production of that specific photo or photo-shoot, but… READ MORE >
Chris McLennan has been a visitor to and photographer of Fiji for nearly 20 years now, which makes his ongoing dedication to capturing beautiful images of these stunning islands all the more impressive. Like people often say, “it must be something in the water” that keeps him coming back. Considering that Fiji is made up of over 330 islands, plus another 500 ‘islets’, of all shapes and sizes and all floating atop crystal clear blue waters of varying hues and shades, that “there is something in… READ MORE >
In its native Maori tongue New Zealand is called “Aotearoa”, meaning “Land of the Long White Cloud”. And it’s not hard to see why. Look at satellite pictures of New Zealand and you’ll see two long skinny islands with a smaller dot of land below, defined by a backbone of mountains running almost the length of the country. If you can see the mountains beneath the long line of white cloud that is. The Southern Alps that form the spine of New Zealand sit abreast the… READ MORE >
Sunday News features a story and images on Chris McLennan, August 2012. “Chris McLennan has one of the most exhilarating jobs in the world. The Kiwi wildlife photographer travels the planet, getting up close and personal with some of its most ferocious predators. Tracking lions and leopards, staring into the jaws of man-eating crocodiles, and leaping into water alongside great white sharks, are all in a day’s work…”. Click to download PDF file and read the full article.
On a recent photo shoot in the USA and after many days on the road, I dragged myself out of bed in Moab at around 3.30am to set off for the drive and hike to photograph sunrise at the spectacular Mesa Arch. After a 40 minute drive followed by a short hike down the trail lit only by headlamp, I reached the location in plenty of time… and all in one piece! All I could think of while walking in the dark, stepping over rocks and gnarled roots, were… READ MORE >
Here are a couple of interesting facts for you: A single adult grizzly bear in Alaska can weigh up to 800kgs in prime condition – that’s about the combined weight of the All Blacks forward pack… During the summer season and the height of the salmon run these huge bears eat around 40kg of salmon every day… Whereas I weigh in at well under 80kg’s (not even twice their daily consumption) and can only eat about 200grams of salmon in a sitting. Do the math, it’s… READ MORE >
This is a video from my trip to Alaska where I travelled around 1200 km’s by snowmobile to follow the Iditarod dog sled race in 2011 – “A race finished by fewer people than have summited Mt Everest”. Its a great watch and a great insight into winter in this wild landscape. Including some great footage of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Enjoy! All images and video content copyright Chris McLennan Photography.