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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Wildlife Photography - Photo Tour in Patagonia

I am off to Patagonia for a wildlife photo shoot of mostly penguins, pelagic birds, seals and whales. 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 photograph are the Macaroni, Magellanic, Gentoo, Southern RockHopper and King penguins. The Cetacean sightings may include Orcas, Humpbacks, Southern Right and Minke whales plus dolphins. Pelagic birds may include a few species of Albatrosses, Petrels, Seagulls, Ducks, etc.

King penguin feeding chick in The Falklands

Killer whales and calf in the Southern ocean

There are a few pieces of Canon gear I am bringing and plan to test the EOS-5Ds 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 and EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x Extender lens. I may have sporadic access to the Internet so it may be difficult to stay in touch.

Canon is expected to announce the EOS-1D X Mark II early February, perhaps while I am still away. Wish me luck and in the meantime, you can see my equipment bag and works from past photo shoots on

1 comment:

Michael Daniel Ho said...

I am on a Patagonia photo tour. Currently at the bottom of South America. You can follow my travel on Facebook and Twitter.