When photographer John Bozinov first learned that he would be spending two months in Antarctica on the Antarctic Peninsula at the end of 2016, he knew it was an incredible opportunity to take some pictures.

The problem was that the big fancy camera he would normally shoot with probably wouldn't fare all that well in the sub-freezing temperatures.

Now you'd think that without a DSLR camera, a nature photographer is SOL, right? You've probably heard the phrase, "the best camera is the one you have with you", and so Bozinov starting to shoot with his iPhone 7 Plus.

elephant seal pup, gold harbour, south georgia #shotoniPhone7

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Sure, the wide angle camera on the iPhone 7 plus has a fixed 29mm equivalent focal length with a depth of field that's more akin to a pinhole camera than what I typically get with a DSLR. But fortunately, most of the wildlife we see in Antarctica (seals and penguins) didn't evolve around a natural land predator, which means that they're more curious around people than they are fearful.

glacial brash ice, cierva cove //

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I've struggled for a long time with the myriad of options available when it comes to camera equipment, so much so that I've often found myself focusing more on what gear I'm shooting with than actually going out and taking pictures. This project allowed me to simplify my workflow and largely forget about my camera equipment; instead, I was able to focus simply on the joy I get from taking photos and sharing my work.

What do you think?

Are you a big fan of iPhone photography? Or do you prefer a DSLR? Let us know what you think in the comments below!