"Gorilla Gear" Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
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Images © 2009 Mary Ann McDonald
About the shot:
Since 2003 we've been traveling to Rwanda to photograph the magnificent Mountain Gorilla, one of the world's most endangered and certainly one of its most charismatic primates. This year we were delighted, and proud, to conduct our 46th through our 50th trek, an accomplishment that has never been achieved before. Other photographers, we were told, have done as many as 35 treks, but no one has brought groups of 5 or 6 other photographers with them, and the Park personnel truly appreciated the publicity and financial support we've been able to provide. Knowing what great good the Rwanda staff at Volcanoes National Park have done here, we are more than happy to have helped.
In an email after his trip, Joe wrote to us "Just wanted to let
you know that we love the BH40s we got before heading to Ethiopia. We used
them, instead of our usual BH55s, because we needed to shave weight for trips
to Rwanda and Ethiopia and the ballheads did great with our 28-300s and also
our 500mm lenses. In fact, I may have a BBC winner at 1/200th sec with the
BH40! I'd recommend the BH40 for anyone serious about cutting weight while
still enjoying a quality, rock-steady ballhead."
About the Gear & the Guides:
Joe & Mary Ann were using our BH-40 LR ballhead on Gitzo 1325 Systematic tripods (now discontinued - replaced by GT3530LS). For over fifteen years Joe and Mary Ann have been teaching photography courses and leading photography tours and workshops. Their very popular photo tours and safaris have them afield for over twenty-five weeks each year. Visit them at http://hoothollow.com and read their trip report.
Brought to you by Bryan Geyer
Founder & former owner of RRS
I'm "semi-serious" when I shoot travel. To me, this means toting stuff that's got more capability than some top-tier point-and-shoot (e.g. Canon G10), but not so much that my gear impedes walking miles of city streets or sliding into an intimate bar or eatery. And my trips today (I'm retired) are always with my wife, so I shoot "on-the-fly"-no tripod except a tabletop-and my load is limited to a small (LowePro D100 AW) shoulder bag.
Send us your RRS shots!
From time to time, our shooters
send us some extremely unique photos of our gear in action. We'd love to share
some of these extraordinary shots with all of you. If you have a photo which prominently displays RRS gear in the image,
please send it to us with a quick synopsis of the shot. Please include the equipment
that you used to take the shot as well as the gear which is pictured. Thank you to Bill Smith for this month's photo!
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