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HIGHLIGHT: Samoa, a gem in the south pacific

Thousands of kilometres from the nearest major land mass, in the heart of the South Pacific, sits a hidden gem barely touched by tourism, called Samoa.

Cocora Valley, Colombia

As hidden waterfall in the western Colombian mountains Spending the day trekking in Bosques de Cocora, I went off track a little bit as I heard some water below. I was lucky enough to be greeting with this beautiful scene. A very nice surprise. This area also happens...

Costa Rica Blue Hour

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape usAnonymous This photograph I took late one evening on Costa Rica's beautiful Caribbean...

Monk in laos

It was a treat to stumble across this unexpected cave in northern Laos. I explored further inside the dark passages where I witnessed this monk, as he kneels in solitude while deep in thought, with light shining perfectly over him from a hole in the cave wall above....

Paradise in the South Pacific

Samoa, it's a hidden treasure! Currently under appreciated by the tourism industry, you can still visit and not be swamped by tourists at every corner. The lovely people, stunning mountains, lush forests, and picture perfect beaches, all collate to form one very...

Port Stephens from above

Was over holidaying in northern New South Wales to see my friends photography friends. They were lovely enough to show me around Port Stephens, in which I was very impressed. Such a fantastic part of the Aussie...

Twilight over Playa Maderas

A 30 second long exposure of the waves crashing on the rocks of Playa Maderas in southern Nicaragua. A picturesque beach with interesting cliff formations and waves all day long for those surfers out there… For those wondering, that 'misty' effect of the water is from...

Samoa paradise

A fresh water lagoon, surrounded by dense green jungle and sprinkled on both sides with a series of waterfalls surrounding the idyllic turquoise water. If I could describe this place in one word, I’d use the word “enchanting”. Floating on your back, with small ripples...

Iguazu Falls, the Devil’s Throat

Iguazu Falls would have to be one of the most destructive and beautiful sites (at the same time) on the planet. At 2.5 km’s (1.5 miles) long, it’s one of the widest waterfalls in the world. In wet season, over 13 MILLION litres (that’s 13,000,000) of water spill over...

Sailing Central America

I love how this photograph captures the lovely warm nights on the caribbean coast of Hondurus. As this boat slowly goes sailing by in the gentle breeze, we sat on our jetty sipping beers and swapping travel stories... I also got my advanced open water divers license...

Zanzibar Sunset, Tanzania

Another stunning sunset on Zanzibar, an island off the coast of eastern Africa. Every night we would sit on the beach, sipping on our cocktails or beers while watching these beautiful colours light up the evening sky. This is where I had my 30th :-) This long exposure...

Varanasi Monkeys

A couple of locals laying around on the rooftops, in India's one and only Varanasi. They're absolutely everywhere here, and when you venture up on to a rooftop yourself, and look across the city. You'll see them climbing from one building to another. Beware though,...

Southport Lightning Strike

Sometimes you get lucky with a camera. I think this was one of these times... Scary thing is, this is an ultra-wide shot. That lightning bolt struck PRETTY DARN CLOSE when I was photographing the Southport coastline, in southern South Australia!!!! Safe to say I...

Exploring Torres del Paine

One of my favourite mountain ranges, Torres del Paine of South America Right at the southern tip of the continent, sits Patagonia. A place where violent winds ravage the land, and the weather patterns are simply unpredictable. It can be a difficult time trekking down...

Fortress of Ollantaytambo, Peruvian Andes

An amazing set of ruins that are located on the side of a mountain, lie at the end of the Sacred Valley. Once upon a time, Ollantaytambo served as the last strong hold for the Inca resistance against the Spanish Invaders. Now it's stunning tourist attraction that one...

Discovering Tiahuanaco

Indigenous excavating an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia. Tiahuanaco is recognized by Andean scholars as one of the most important precursors to the Inca Empire between 300 BC and AD...

Best ruins in the world. Machu Picchu!

When we first arrived here, we couldn't see the ruins at all. But we waited patiently for the clouds to slowly dissipate and reveal what lie beneath. Slowly but surely, they became visible, and the incredible structure beneath was revealed. To me, Machu Picchu wins my...

Mysterious waterfall in Iceland

As we wound our way up into the mountains on the east coast of Iceland, I saw this intriguing looking fall in the valley below. I pulled the car over and made the trek down to investigate. It actually turned out to be quite the beautiful little scene, in which I had...

The colours of Iceland’s Goðafoss

Goðafoss is one of the the more graceful locations on the island. A crescent waterfall that looks amazing no matter what angle you're photographing it from. The water also spills into a beautiful canyon that seems to never get the attention it deserves. So, in order...

Kirkjufell mountain, Iceland

It had to be done. I hadn't posted a photo up of Kirkjufell as of yet, but we all know that we all go there. It was a little crazy with the amount of photographers in the area, which is a slight put off of the experience. But none the less, it is a lovely location on...

Sunset at Dynjandi Falls, Iceland

It's not just Dynjandi itself that's amazing, the entire environment that surrounds it, is beautiful. So, on the climb up to one of my favourite falls, I thought I'd turn the camera around and point it back towards the sunset. As it turns out, my favourite photograph...

The amazing Skogafoss, Iceland

The famous Skogafoss waterfall on Iceland's south-coast. One of the more famous waterfalls in Iceland, and it's easy to see why. This 60m high waterfall is not just beautiful, it's easily accessible, and easily admirable from below and above. There's a legend here at...

Iceland’s secret waterfall

Alright, it's not that secret... Many people managed to find the "secret waterfall" just fine, lol. However, it's breathtaking and unique none the less. A cavern opens up at the cliff edge, with a stream that is flowing out from the blackness inside. Entering the...

Farewell Europe, you’ve been amazing

A quick summary of our 6 amazing months in Europe. From cycling 3,500km’s across the continent, to road tripping around the Balkans, to camping across Iceland and exploring Norway’s Arctic region.

Cycling Slovakia

Interested in getting off the beaten track and seeing some beautiful scenery on your cycle trip? Then seriously think about cycling Slovakia, it’s amazing!

Morskie Oko

A stunning place located in southern Poland, in the Tatra mountains. Morskie Oko packs a punch when it comes to scenery and hiking trails.

Cycling the Baltics

Cycling across the Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is an absolute breeze. Beautiful countryside, with quaint historic towns to visit along the way.

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