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Friday, October 19, 2012

Wildlife Photography - Polar Bear Safari

Sweet Dreams
I will be going to the Canadian tundra next week to photograph Polar bears and other wildlife. Will be spending Halloween and first part of November there. Some may feel it is scary enough to be on the tundra this time of the year but certainly it will be cold for all. I am hoping for a lot of treats (Polar bears, the Aurora Borealis, etc.) and few tricks.

The Polar ice cap is melting at an unprecedented rate during the summer months. The ice sheet are forming later almost every year. This presents a clear danger to Polar bears because they need the solid ice to hunt on. Unlike this insouciant Polar bear enjoying its nice nap, most bears will face a more uncertain future.

My trusted Canon EOS-1D X camera will be accompanying me and I will be putting it through rigorous photo shoots under very cold conditions. My camera has already gone through Wildlife and Travel photo shoots in the last three months. Take a look at my review from the previous trips and visit my website to see all the photos taken with the camera. A couple of days ago, Canon released a new Firmware 1.1.1 update to the EOS-1D X. It fixed a major 'annoyance' of the camera and allowed it to AF down to f/8, like all the other EOS-1 series cameras.  Take a look at my Blog on that upgrade and download the software if you have not already done so.

The PhotoPlus Expo Show will start in New York City on October 24, 2012. I will try and keep up with the announcements and post any interesting news on my Blog, provided I can find WiFi signals.

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