Tanzania's Safaris and Fujinon XF 100-400mm
In the past two months, I had a privilege to visit Tanzania's finest National Parks for some wildlife photography. I learned a lot of wildlife photography, which was, honestly, not my priority, as I consider myself mostly as a landscape and lifestyle photographer, but I always loved animals and if there is a chance, I would always be ready to go for photo hunt.
The problem always appeared I didn't have the right gear to do it. My lenses go as far as 200mm and with 1.4x converter I could reach up to 300mm and that is way to short to do some serious shooting of animals. In my case, I used my privileges as Fujifilm Ambassador and borrowed the huge XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens from Fujifilm Slovenia (Thanks Jure!) for my first African trip. And got addicted. So for the next two African trips, I already got mine.
Seriously, when you go wild, you go wildlife. And combining three trips to Tanzania in two months, I was able to capture some amazing images, for which I have to thank a bit of coincidences (if they exist), luck, weather, light and my friends at Shadows of Africa team, who were the best guides/drivers for the Safaris around. I managed to see the big five in one trip, also got an image of Cheetah and Rhino pretty close by, as well as Hippo was out of his pool.