Tomorrow I will be leaving the cold damp of Melbourne’s Winter and making the long journey up to Svalbard in the the Arctic for my 2019 Polar Bears of the High Arctic expedition (where ironically it is likely to be warmer than my home state at this time of year!). The 2019 expedition has been sold out for many months, but there are still a few places left on the 2020 expedition. If you are interested in photographing Polar Bears in their natural environment in one of the most spectacular parts of the Arctic then drop me an email for further details.
For this expedition I will be taking the usual assortment of equipment with a few recent upgrades as noted below. My cameras for this expedition will remain my two Canon EOS 1DX MKII cameras. I am leaving my EOS R mirrorless in the studio as this camera really works for me as a landscape camera on the tripod and the emphasis on this expedition is most definitely wildlife.
- 2 x Canon EOS 1DX MKII Cameras with spare batteries
- 1 x Canon 600mm F4L IS MKIII (recently updated from the MKII)
- 1 x Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS MKIII (recently updated from the MKII)
- 1 x Canon 24-70mm f4L IS
- 1 x Canon 11-24mm f4L
- 1 x Canon 1.4TC MKIII
- 1 X Sachtler Carbon Tripod and FSB-6 Fluid Head
I never tire of the wonders of the Arctic and am literally itching to get underway and get some ice under my feet. Bring on the Polar Bears!