The Adventures of a Long-Lived Leopard

Nature never fails to surprize me.  When I photographed a leopard I hadn’t seen for a long time, it led me to make use of my earlier images of her, to confirm that this was the same cat that I hoped she was.   This happened in September 2017, and after a game drive out of […]

Canon EF 400 f4 DO IS ii USM Field Review

INTRODUCTION The Canon EF 400 f4 DO IS ii was introduced in November 2014.  The lens replaces the original EF 400 DO IS, which was released around 2001. The DO designation stands for diffractive optics, which is a lens technology that helps reduce the overall size of the lens, whilst effectively combating chromatic aberrations. The […]

Gimpro Gimbal Head Mk 2 Review

Gimpro have recently updated their gimbal head, and there are a host of improvements to be found in the new model, which is called the Mk 2.   The Mk 2 Gimbal    Very importantly to me, the new Mark 2 gimbal head is made from the same high-quality construction, and using the same superior […]

Safari Code of Ethics and Conduct

Copyright © James Weis / Grant Atkinson Atkinson Photography and Safaris adheres to and strives to enforce the following protocol on its safaris, such that the welfare of animals is always put first. The safety and comfort of wildlife is paramount. We use great care in approaching animals in order to minimize any disturbance or disruption to their lives. […]

Canon 6D Mark II setup for wildlife photography

INTRODUCTION Canon’s EOS 6D Mark II is a newly-released “entry-level” full frame camera that replaces the 6D.  The 6D range is Canon’s least-expensive full-frame series.  The original 6D had an excellent full-frame sensor and was known as a strong low light performer.  The new camera builds on that with a higher-resolution 26 megapixel sensor, further […]