Yes it is true, but wildlife photography has very unique equipment needs. Wildlife photographers spend hours waiting for the right moment ! You need a right gear and you must be prepared for that moment ! You also need much more outdoor equipment as a wildlife photographer ! You need a lot of camouflage clothing, hide tent, floating hide, high alpine equipment, gear for extreme cold conditions and also navigation gear ! You don't need the latest and the most expensive gear, but it must be good for your needs ! Wildlife Photography is the main focus and I always try using the equipment that works best for me. I am not locked to a newest stuff , but instead I simply use what I find best for the job. Tele Lenses are a must for Wildlife Photography and how long depends on how close you can get and on the size of your subject. I made most of Bear pictures with a 300mm, but that’s because they are big and close, for Birds you need really long lenses, also for animals that are very shy. For these, I use a 500mm, sometimes even with 1.4x Teleconverter, but this lens is big, heavy and not a lot of fun to carry around.  Long Telephoto lenses need good support. When hiking or otherwise traveling on foot, a sturdy tripod is the norm.  It’s not a great problem when shooting from a hide, but if I’m hiking in the mountains sometimes i use a teleconverter on the 300mm lens. 

cameras and lenses


Canon EOS 1DX
Canon EOS 1DX
Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Canon EOS 1DX Mark II

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

Canon EF Extenders
Canon EF Extenders
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM

accessories


F-stop Tilopa my main backpack
F-stop Tilopa my main backpack
B&W Outdoor Case
B&W Outdoor Case
Lowepro Stealth 650AW
Lowepro Stealth 650AW

Peli Hard Case , great for traveling to protect your gear
Peli Hard Case , great for traveling to protect your gear
Gitzo Systematic GT3532LS Carbon Tripod
Gitzo Systematic GT3532LS Carbon Tripod
Wimberley WH 200 Gimbal Head
Wimberley WH 200 Gimbal Head

LensCoat LensSack
LensCoat LensSack
Sirui K-30X Ballhead
Sirui K-30X Ballhead
Manfrotto 681B monopod
Manfrotto 681B monopod

Profoto AirSync Kit
Profoto AirSync Kit
Canon 580EX II Speedlites
Canon 580EX II Speedlites
ND Filters, Polarizing Filter
ND Filters, Polarizing Filter

Memory Cards
Memory Cards
GoPro HERO 9 Black
GoPro HERO 9 Black
DJI Mavic Air 2
DJI Mavic Air 2

special equipment for wildlife photography


Trail Cameras , must-have for every wildlife photographer
Trail Cameras , must-have for every wildlife photographer
Binoculars are a must-have for every outdoor photographer  & nature explorer
Binoculars are a must-have for every outdoor photographer & nature explorer
Rain Cover , protection against nearly any conditions - wind, sand, rain and snow
Rain Cover , protection against nearly any conditions - wind, sand, rain and snow

Handheld GPS device with superior satellite reception in remote places
Handheld GPS device with superior satellite reception in remote places
Head Torch - never get caught in the dark without a good headlamp
Head Torch - never get caught in the dark without a good headlamp
Portable Bluetooth Speaker and Smartphone , must-have for every bird photographer
Portable Bluetooth Speaker and Smartphone , must-have for every bird photographer

Floating Hide , for photographing birds and wildlife in a wetland area
Floating Hide , for photographing birds and wildlife in a wetland area
Camo Gear , camouflage clothing and other camo gear  for wildlife photography
Camo Gear , camouflage clothing and other camo gear for wildlife photography
Hide Tent , special camouflage hide tent for photography and wildlife watching
Hide Tent , special camouflage hide tent for photography and wildlife watching

Multi Tool, Knife, Axe , there is always something to do, especially in the forest
Multi Tool, Knife, Axe , there is always something to do, especially in the forest
First Aid Kit , no one can ever be prepared enough for surprise disasters, so you never know when you’ll need it
First Aid Kit , no one can ever be prepared enough for surprise disasters, so you never know when you’ll need it
Mountaineering Gear , for the higher region of the Alps, especially in winter season
Mountaineering Gear , for the higher region of the Alps, especially in winter season

post production


Apple MacBook Pro 14 ( excellent performance and stellar battery life )
Apple MacBook Pro 14 ( excellent performance and stellar battery life )
Dell UltraSharp U2722DE Monitor ( ultra sharp display that delivers accurate colors )
Dell UltraSharp U2722DE Monitor ( ultra sharp display that delivers accurate colors )
Apple iPad Pro 11 ( for some photo editing on the way )
Apple iPad Pro 11 ( for some photo editing on the way )

External Storage Devices ( SanDisk Professional offers high quality and more durable build )
External Storage Devices ( SanDisk Professional offers high quality and more durable build )
Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 ( high-quality prints with very clear details and accurate colors )
Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 ( high-quality prints with very clear details and accurate colors )
Bluetooth Headphones ( i like to listening music when editing )
Bluetooth Headphones ( i like to listening music when editing )

studio equipment


Bowens Gemini 500R
Bowens Gemini 500R
Profoto AirSync Kit
Profoto AirSync Kit
Profoto White + Silver Umbrella
Profoto White + Silver Umbrella

Bowens Lumiair Softbox
Bowens Lumiair Softbox
Manfrotto Studio Stands
Manfrotto Studio Stands
Profoto Reflector
Profoto Reflector