This type of canyoneering requires specialized gear, and especially tough photography equipment. For waterfall photos, Wade uses the Olympus Tough TG-5, a waterproof camera designed to take a beating.
He would end up putting his Tough TG-5 to the ultimate test.
Wade recently lost his Tough TG-5 while in a raging creek at the base of waterfall. “I noticed my camera case was open, and I realized it must have popped open as I was climbing over some logs,” he said. “We tried to look for my camera, but there was a ton of whitewater and we were all quickly freezing from dunking our heads into the water to look for it.”
“We had to give up our search. I couldn’t decide what was more upsetting, losing the camera or losing all the images from that day.”