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The first two rounds of judging in the prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year awards have been completed, and it was great to receive notification this morning that  four FIVE (recent update) of Chris’s eight entries made it into the list of finalists.  (Final competition winners are announced in December). The travel photography awards are an open competition for amateur and professional photographers of any age world-wide, and are seen as the premier awards for travel photography. This year’s categories included portfolio entries in People Watching, Wild… 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 >


I frequently receive requests asking for background information on Chris; why he became a photographer (would you believe he actually trained as a butcher)? Defining moments in his career (what night school can do for you), how he started out (overnight studio owner) and much, much more. I therefore thought it might be nice to pop a link online to two fabulous articles that have been written about him in the past, both of which contain answers to most of these questions. The first is the… READ MORE >


“Not far from Rotorua lies Te Urewera National Park, one of New Zealand’s 14 national parks and boasting the largest remaining stand of native forest in the North Island.  The jewel of Te Urewera is the stunning Lake Waikaremoana, named by the Maori to mean ‘sea of rippling waters’. A good way to experience the park is to hike the Lake Waikaremoana Track.  With huts scattered along 46 kms of trail winding around the scenic shoreline, a guided option provided by Walking Legends means you don’t… READ MORE >


Entering photo competitions takes time and money and up until recently I guess I hadn’t seen it as an important part of my work.  I was too busy simply doing my job!  But I have since realised that industry recognition does play a part in your development and achievement as an artist (even if it just helps your ego), so in 2009 I entered a few images into the 2009 Great Outdoors Photo Comp (sponsored by National Geographic at the time).  As a first time entrant… 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.


Chris McLennan on his experiences as a travel photographer. Excerpt’s from local NZ TV documentary on “the arts”, filmed and produced by Ashley McKenzie. Includes some of Chris’s fantastic imagery, as well as his views on how he has made it as a successful New Zealand photographer working on the international scene. Always wanted to be a travel photographer yourself?  This is how to make it happen…


LONDON 26-06-12 – Professional photographer Chris McLennan of New Zealand was presented with the 7th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Honorable Mention in the category of Nature for his image “Aurora Borealis” at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, June 9, 2012 was attended by photography fans in 72 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography. The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from National… READ MORE >

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The Ultimate EOS. Canon has brought the best of the EOS-1D Series of digital cameras into one phenomenal model: the new flagship of the EOS line, the EOS-1D X. Its full-frame 18.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and all-new Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors deliver high quality image capture at up to 12 fps (14 fps in Super High Speed Mode) and a powerful ISO range of 100 – 51200 (up to 204800 in H2 mode) provides sharp, low-noise images even in the dimmest low-light conditions. An all-new,… READ MORE >


The “Travel Photographer of the Year” awards is a competition that I hadn’t previously entered.  It caught my attention after seeing the high caliber of winners in last years awards so I decided to give it a go… I was delighted to hear that my New Zealand based  ”Spirit of Adventure” portfolio received the “highly commended”  award and in fact all of the four portfolios and five individual images that I entered made it through to the finals! This is the premier international travel photography awards showcasing travel imagery to… READ MORE >

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