I intend to travel to South America, mainly Chile, Peru and Ecuador, but maybe also Bolivia and Colombia. The thing is, I want to take some decent landscape and animal pictures and therefore consider buying one or two rather expensive lenses and maybe also a new camera body.
But I don't know whether this is a good idea. I imagine walking around with a big camera will attract thieves and it would be a pretty annoying thing to get the new equipment stolen right in the first 2 or 3 months.
Does anyone have experience with that? Did you take your expensive camera with you when you went to those countries and would you recommend it? Or do you have any tips for me, like how to hide or secure the camera while traveling?