Translate this blog into your language

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Wildlife Photography - Upper Amazon Photo Tour, Day 9 - 17

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II full frame camera
Still on my Upper Amazon Photo Tour in Peru, testing the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera. The weather is very hot, extremely humid, rainy, damp and muggy. Wildlife sightings is only marginal. The Mark II is performing quite well.

I have left the Amazon basin and headed up the Peruvian highlands. Came across Hummingbirds at about 12,000 feet. It was an amazing sight. Will fit in some travel photography as well to test landscape images on the new body. Heading to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. I brought the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens. Little time to keep up with photography news but want to let my readers know the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III will be announced next month, with shipping commencing July, 2016. In addition, the EOS-5D Mark IV is out on field testing and should be announced before Photokina in September.

This new lens will come with the latest Canon optics technology and exceeds the performance of the Series II, which is currently my favorite wide angle zoom glass in the EF lens lineup.

Little time to go through the photos. Below are a few I have processed on the laptop. I have another full year of wildlife photography tours planned for 2017. Leaving for my first trip of 2017 to East Africa for a rendezvous with the Big Five in their early summer. You can follow my travels on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, see my equipment bagupcoming wildlife photo tours and works on

Andean Emerald Hummingbird

Pink Dolphin in the Upper Amazon River

Blue & Yellow Macaws over the Amazon

Cut Throat Photography - Red-bellied Piranha

Ringed-Kingfisher crossing the Amazon

What, me worry? Owl Monkeys in Amazonian Jungle

Two-toed Sloth dangling on two toes

Diving bombing Chestnut-eared Aracari

A young Guanaco is called Chulengo

Red-bellied Macaws in the Amazon basin

Almost heaven - Machu Picchu

Green Violet-ear Hummingbird feeding on nectar at 12,000 feet

Sunset on the Upper Amazon River


Michael Daniel Ho said...

A few photos from my Amazon Photo Tour. The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II works well but the new battery does not seem to get any more shots than the EOS-1D X.

Kenny said...

The Canon EOS-1DX2 camera is taking awesome photos from the Amazon to the Arctic, in the right hands, of course. Keep those pics coming in 2017.