Any wildlife lover knows that distance is everything. Too far away, and you'll miss the action; too close, and you risk frightening an animal away. But, unless you're a professional with a hefty telephoto lens, you'll find yourself hard pressed to bring those breathtaking sights home with you. This is where the Canon PowerShot ZOOM comes in handy. This monocular camera has everything you need; quiet and discreet, with extraordinary zoom capacity, it lets you see more as well as photographing and filming wildlife. Small enough to hold with one hand and fully automatic, it takes care of the photography, letting you immerse yourself in the experience.
Young conservationist, blogger and photojournalist Tolga Aktas took the Canon PowerShot ZOOM out for a spin around the River Severn in his home area of Gloucestershire, UK. Originally from south London and now studying for a Master of Science degree in Applied Ecology at the University of Gloucestershire, Tolga, 28, has done research projects with conservation groups including Wildlife ACT and The Mammal Society. He shares his passion for nature with the world through writing and photography via his blog, Ways of the Natural World. "The natural world has inspired me in more ways than I can tell you," he says. "We are inextricably linked to nature, and this is something we forget sometimes."