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Photographing Mongolia: Majestic Wildlands

Follow travel photographer Joseph Mak as he experiences the vast lands of Mongolia in the dead of winter with his EOS 5D Mark IV. This episode sees him exploring the country’s capital, Ulan Bator, before venturing out into the open wilderness. 

EOS 5D Mark IV, EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens, 63mm, ISO100, 10sec, f/18

From rolling plains blanketed by snow, to the majestic mountain ranges of the Altai region, Mongolia stretches across an area thrice the size of France. It is a country of contrasts - where the concrete skyscrapers of its capital Ulan Bator can barely be seen through thick fumes from burning coal, while its wilderness basks untainted under the glory of the winter sun. 

EOS 5D Mark IV, EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens, 200mm, ISO320, 1/1250sec, f/6.3

Though breathtaking, the climate out in the wild is unforgiving. Summers blister at 40 degrees Celsius and winters freeze at minus 30, a true test of endurance for both man and equipment. 

EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens, 21mm, ISO100, 1/100sec, f/20

Revel in the undisturbed beauty of one of Asia’s most unspoiled territories and experience a world like you’ve never imagined. Welcome to the wilds of Mongolia.

EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens, 16mm, ISO160, 1/400sec, f/8

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