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Star trails, Angel Fire, New Mexico

Mountain biking, Angel Fire, New Mexico

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Inupiat Eskimo woman, Alaska

Burano Island, Italy

Galena, Alaska

Utah, USA

Skateboard

Huli Wigman, Tari Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Konmei River Village, Papua New Guinea

Sunset in the Yasawas, Fiji

Camera mounted on dog sled, Alaska

Central North Island, New Zealand

Anna Creek Cattle Station, South Australian Outback, Australia

Auckland, New Zealand

Freestyle moto-X aerial stunts, New Zealand

Katmai National Park, Alaska

Xingping, Guilin province, China

Vail, Colorado, United States

Vail, Colorado

Name: Chris McLennan

Chris McLennan

(Credit: Chris McLennan)

Biography: Chris was born in New Zealand and now spends his time travelling the world as a professional photographer on assignment for travel and tourism clients.

He has worked in over 40 countries so far, and on a day-to-day basis can be found in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, tracking grizzly bears in Alaska or documenting a winter expedition travelling over 1200km on a snowmobile.

Most recently, Chris was the keynote speaker at the Photographic Society of New Zealand's Northern Region convention. Chris offers a range of exclusive photo tours, as well as the chance for fellow photographers to build their skills on adventures around the world.

Selected Awards List

Gold at PICA Victoria (2011), Silver at National Print Awards Australia (2011), National Geographic Traveler PDN Photo Awards: Finalist Travel Portrait Category (2011), National Geographic Traveler PDN Photo Awards: Winner Outdoor Sports Category (2010 and 2009), International Black & White Spider Awards: Honors People Category (2010).

Artistic statement

I love thinking outside the square and I don't shy away from breaking the rules in pursuit of a great image. I'm always looking for a new angle, whether it is bolting my camera to a skateboard or a motorbike, taking a mountain bike shot from underwater, shooting an action ski shot straight into the sun, or anything else that might give me a different kind of look. The fun bit is definitely seeing the results when an idea I've come up with has really worked well and gives me a great shot. A photographer is only as good as his last picture. My favourite photograph is the one I'm going to take tomorrow!

Video interview

More of Chris' work can be viewed on his website, Chris McLennan Photography or follow him on Facebook. Chris is a Hewlett Packard DreamColor-sponsored professional.

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One-and-a-half-hour exposure
Caption by / Photo by © 2011 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Caption by / Photo by © 2011 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
100-metre abseil (rappel) into the "Lost World" underground cave system.
Caption by / Photo by © 2008 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Caption by / Photo by © 2010 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Caption by / Photo by © 2011 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Northern lights (aurora borealis) with tent and dog team
Caption by / Photo by © 2011 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park near Moab
Caption by / Photo by © 2011 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Taken with the camera mounted to the front of the board. Fired by Chris McLennan with remote whilst riding the skateboard.
Caption by / Photo by © 2010 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Traditional Huli culture is highly developed and strikingly executed in dress and personal decoration. Huli men wear striking decorative woven wigs of human hair. The hair is usually the wigman's own, supplemented by hair donated by wives and children.
Caption by / Photo by © 2010 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Life in the remote and primitive village. The Konmei River runs into the Karawari River, which runs into the Korosameri (which drains the Blackwater Lakes) and then into the Sepik just near Mindimbit.
Caption by / Photo by © 2010 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Caption by / Photo by © 2011 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Caption by / Photo by © 2011 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
A mountain bike river crossing photo taken from underwater.
Caption by / Photo by © 2011 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Kymberley and Randall at sunrise
Caption by / Photo by © 2008 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Catching some big air at Woodhill forest, Elmo Cotter is the rider.
Caption by / Photo by © 2010 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Levi Sherwood is the rider
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Brown bears (grizzlies)
Caption by / Photo by © 2010 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Cormorant Fisherman in the Lijang (Li) River
Caption by / Photo by © 2008 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
Vail Mountain
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Hummingbird in flight
Caption by / Photo by © 2007 Chris McLennan. Used with permission of Chris McLennan. All rights reserved.
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