Few photographers push their kit to the limit more than Canon Ambassador Chris Fallows. "Kicked by elephants, bitten by great white sharks and covered by salt spray on an almost daily basis, from -50°C in the Arctic to 50°C in the Zambezi Valley, from blizzards and snowstorms in South Georgia to dust storms in Etosha in Namibia – if it can survive what I put it through, it will be good for almost anybody," he says.
It's clear that Chris photographs a range of wildlife in diverse demanding settings, but it's his images of great white sharks for which he's best known. Working between art and science, the South African shark expert creates visually stunning monochrome wildlife photos while unearthing new information about predatory behaviour – and all on Canon kit.
Here, Chris talks about the breakthrough discovery that helped launch his photography career, his iconic Air Jaws image, and why the Canon EOS R5 is his camera of choice today.
Hear more of the conversation in this episode of Canon's Shutter Stories podcast: