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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wildlife Photography In The Southern Oceans

I am off to the Southern Oceans for a wildlife photo shoot of mostly penguins, pelagic birds, seals and whales. As you can see form the map, the Penguin breeding ranges are quite huge, spanning a large swathe of the southern part of South America, mostly in the countries of Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands. South Georgia is off my itinerary on this trip.

The species I hope to encounter and photograph are the Magellanic, Macaroni, Southern RockHopper and maybe King penguins. The Cetacean sightings may include Orcas, Humpback, Southern Right and Minke whales plus dolphins. Pelagic birds may include a few species of Albatrosses, Petrels, Seagulls, Ducks, etc.

There are 3 pieces of new Canon gear I plan to test extensively - EOS-7D Mk II , EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II and EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II lenses.  In addition, I will be bringing the old favorites - EOS-1D X , EOS-1D Mk IV and EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x Extender lens. I may have sporadic access to the Internet so it will be difficult to stay in touch. Wish me luck and in the meantime, you can see my works from past photo shoots on

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