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Thule helps you transport anything you care for safely, easily and in style so that you are free to live your active life. They believe in the value of an active life – whether you’re in the city or the great outdoors. Established in Sweden in 1942, they’ve made it their business to bring you closer to the world and a passion for life.

Here are just three Thule products every photographer needs:

1. The Thule Aspect DSLR Camera Backpack

This versatile DSLR camera backpack provides fully customisable storage, quick access to gear and a comfortable carry in any environment. Along with customisable storage for your DSLR camera and multiple lenses, you can also keep your laptop and iPad in the back compartment, and your tripod on the side of the bag, meaning you have everything you need to photograph, store, edit and share your images with you at all times. This is the ideal item to keep with you as hand luggage and the nifty padded hip belt is also detachable for when you only want a few small items and need to be on the move.

2. The Thule Covert CSC Sling

This bag is perfect for photographers wanting to carry the bare essentials. With a removable camera pod system its great for walking safaris and city excursions and the neat Origami-inspired divider system folds around the smallest to largest pieces of gear for custom fit and protection. The main bag is large enough to fit your camera, up to 4 lenses or your flash and accessories and has two carrying options, including a cross-body sling, for that third day in of your walking safari when your one shoulder is ready to detach from its socket. Made from water-resistant material with water-repellent zippers and fasteners, it is also ideal for those unpredictable weather situations, such as when you are trekking through a rainforest in search of gorillas.

3. The Thule Legend GoPro Case

A good photographer never leaves the GoPro at home and this case is ideal for those pros on the go. Like the GoPro itself the case is crushproof with a rugged finish to ensure protection. It also has a removable pad that makes it easy to fully rinse the interior clean of dust, mud and sand. The case holds your GoPro camera and extras while the lid pockets stores all the fiddly bits such as chargers and cables. The case can also be attached with a carabiner to your belt, harness or pack, making it ideal for all your African adventures.

You can win a Thule hamper consisting of the Thule Aspect DSLR backpack, Thule Covert DSLR Satchel and a Thule Legend GoPro Case in our Photographer of the Year competition!

Whatever your passion, whatever your pursuit. Wherever you’re going, whatever you’re bringing. With Thule, you’re free to live your active life to the full.

Photographer of the Year 2021
Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year

The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition is brought to you by Land Rover and Canon, in association with At Close Quarters, Airlink, Klaserie Sands River Camp, Hideaways, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Thule and Rhino Tears. The competition will run from December 2016 to May 2017 and entrants can submit images via the online entry form or via Africa Geographic's Instagram channel. This profile will be used to showcase photographic tips from experts as well as blogs from our sponsors to set you on your way to becoming our Photographer of the Year!