Canon Australia is excited to sponsor Chris Bray and the 2008 world-first arctic expedition.
Providing Chris with some of Canonís latest EOS digital SLRs and accessories will ensure that the quality of images captured throughout the exhibition are both breathtaking and unrivalled.
Canon is proud to sponsor Chris Brayís amazing photography and to be part of such an inspiring adventure.
The sponsorship includes approximately $15,000 worth of camera gear including the Canon EOS-1D Mark III digital SLR body, EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens (IS = Internally Stabilised), EF16-35mm f/2.8L lens, an amazing wireless flash (580EXII Speedlite), and a EF1.4x Extender which will, combined with the camera's 1.3x conversion factor, turn the 400mm lens into a whopping 728mm telescope - allowing him to keep a wonderfully safe distance from the polar bears! Chris has also been made an ambassador for Canon! Getting sponsored by Canon EOS has been a long held dream of Chris's and this has really given his photography career an enormous boost. Thanks so much Anna, this is amazing.
In July 2005, two young Aussies Chris Bray and Clark Carter plunged inside the Arctic Circle to travel unsupported across Victoria Island, the world's ninth largest and largely unexplored island. After 58 days of hauling, paddling and dragging 250kgs of gear behind them in their home-made aluminium kayaks with fold-down wheels, they were only 1/3 the way across! It was such an incredible adventure though - including wolves, polar bears, artefacts, blizzards and unseen landscapes - that they vowed to return. After two years of prep, The iiNet 1000 Hour Day Expedition set of in 2008, and finished what they started.