Bulky cameras swinging from straps around the neck for taking photos of majestic mountains or breaching whales? So last season. This season is all about mobile phone photos with the tourist as focal point.
Thanks to the selfie stick, tourist-centric photos need not be at odd angles with terrible cropping due to short, stubby human arms. With the selfie stick, a photo can contain the shoulders and head in entirety, set against a serene backdrop of — is that a seal? Who cares!