17 January 2019
Join Marina Cano in southern Kalahari, where she photographs curious creatures and elusive endangered species in the first wildlife shoot with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.
"When I started photographing wildlife, I was just focusing on achieving beautiful pictures, but in the time I spent with animals, little by little, I really fell in love with them." Marina's approach to wildlife changed: instead of making purely artistic images that celebrated different species, conservation became much more central to her work. She wanted to use the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III's advanced range of features to photograph more familiar animals such as meerkats, cheetahs and giraffes as well as rarer and often endangered species such as pangolin and wild painted dogs.
To shoot a range of wildlife subjects at different distances, Marina took lenses from wide-angle to telephoto in her kitbag, which included: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM, a Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM, a Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x, a Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and a Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM. "Seconds are precious in wildlife photography, so the autofocus on the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is fantastic because it's so fast," she says. "It's probably the highlight of the camera for me... I think it's the best camera on the planet." With red sand and dust everywhere, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III's weather sealing also came in handy, as well as the silent shooting mode when photographing animals she didn't want to alarm.
The new Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is coming soon and will be available for hire, HERE.