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Peak Design Travel Tripod Review

I tend to think of a tripod as a necessary evil. Even with today's image stabilization, a tripod is still a requirement in many cases, so it's important to find one with the right balance of characteristics. What does that include? Small size, sufficient height, good vibration absorption, high durability, easy...

A Rare Encounter with the Crested Eagle

Most who visit the lowland tropical forest for the first time will be surprised to find that, despite popular documentaries, it appears rather empty. You can walk for hours in the green gloom and not find a single big animal. It makes it all the more rewarding when an encounter finally occurs.

Photography News: Nine New Lenses, Wacom Tablet Sale

After finishing this week's Photography News, I went out into the streets of Prague. While testing an interesting new lens, I visited places where the average Prague resident wouldn't often venture. From the Charles Bridge, I photographed the largest castle complex in the world - Prague Castle. I tried to...

The Advantage of an Inconspicuous Camera

There's a saying that goes, "It's not what you do, it's how you look doing it." This is true to a certain extent. A photographer dressed in the latest hunting fashion with a 600mm f/4 lens on a carbon fiber tripod looks impressive. But there are times when simple clothing...

The Sword-Billed Hummingbird: A Knight of the Andes

To date, we know about 377 different species of hummingbirds. The vast majority are found in various habitats in Central and South America. Distinguishing between species takes some practice, as the differences are often subtle. However, the species I'm going to introduce to you today is an exception. You only...

The Hard Life of a Predator

Being at the top of the food chain doesn’t mean you’ve got it all figured out. Sure, it’s nice to slither through the woods, swim in the water, or lurk in a burrow, knowing that nothing can eat you. But like everything else in this world, being a predator has its bugs. Literally.