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This week I received my 2016 X-Photographers book from Fujifilm

There is some extraordinary imagery amongst these pages, representing X-Photographers from 57 different countries around the world. It’s a great privilege and honor to be included among such exalted photographers as Damien Lovegrove, Zack Arias, and David Hobby … not to mention wonderful Canadian X-Photographers such as Patrick La Roque and Spencer Wynn.

Interestingly, Fujifilm Canada had the most X-Photographers represented in the book — more than any other country, including Japan.

Congratulations to everyone on such fine work!

Below is my photograph featured on page 200, and beneath that my description for the photograph that accompanies it.

LION ENCOUNTER_DENNIS_2000

A favourite image made with my original X100. While working with a lion conservation program outside Livingstone, Zambia in 2011, my team and I rode to the various field locations in the back of a pickup truck. This image of Dennis, one of our lion handlers, was captured as we bounced around in the vehicle bed. Though the team winced at the jarring ride over rough terrain, Dennis remained unfazed, and even seemed to enjoy it, as his toothy smile reveals. The X100’s nimble profile and high image quality made it the ideal companion for cramped, kinetic situations like this.

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