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Oh Sh*t! Photographers Recount Their Worst Gear Mishaps—Part 1

January 6, 2017

© Greg von Doersten

In Myanmar, Greg von Doersten got his drone back by offering a reward “through the ‘jungle telegraph,’” he says. A farmer found it and returned it for a reward.

“If you’re in this line of work,” says travel and adventure photographer Greg von Doersten, “it’s only a matter of time before you will damage or lose gear.” Rain, snow, ice, dust, dunkings and drops are leading causes of casualties. Haste often makes waste, and so does inexperience. Then there’s the carelessness of animals. Photographer Nick Hall recalls an attempt...

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