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The serenity of Senja, Norway

I wasn't really sure what I was to find when I hopped in the car and went investigating around the area. I Basically just had google maps on terrain view, and was driving aimlessly in any direction to see what would be around the next corner. Needless to say, every...

Day time driving around Lofoten

Making our way down through the Lofoten Archipelago, we stopped our car over a dozen times to check out the scenery. It really is incredible. Anyhow, one of the stops I decided to actually take a photo. See, I do take photos in the middle of the day... 😛 Anyhow,...

Kongsberg, Norway

3 months in Iceland and Norway was quite the journey, with the scenery in that part of the world both unique and spectacular at the same time. A place definitely worth going out of your way for. We hired a car for the 3 month road trip, which was a great day to get to...

Rob Roy Glacier, New Zealand

This stunning trek leads you right into the Mount Aspiring National Park, which is surrounded by mountains and full of glistening glaciers, river valleys and alpine lakes. It's also one that can be done within a day trip from Wanaka. I took extra time than usual on...

Epic New Zealand Sunset

Sometimes when everything looks like it’s against you, the opposite happens, and the universe smiles upon you. I feel like that’s what it was like on a night like this one. All day long it was raining and crazy windy, with a sky blanketed in thick cloud. Everyone...

Nugget Point, New Zealand

Nugget Point is a pretty spectacular place. Not only is there a scattering of islets (the nuggets), and a lighthouse perched right on top of a high point overlooking the entire scene, it’s home to Fur Seals, Penguins and a variety of Sea Birds, all of which you can...

Lightning over Southport, South Australia

While photographing the wonderful seascapes South Australia has to offer, one evening a storm approached from the horizon. Before I knew it, it was right over top. Standing ankle deep in water with a metal tripod in the middle of a lightning storm has it's concerns...

Living with locals, Myanmar

Getting as far as we legally could north in Myanmar, to a place in the mountains called Arum, it was forbidden to explore any further, and the military made sure of this. However, one early morning we decided to sneak out of town and explore the neighbouring...

The Daintree rainforest, Queensland

This area of the world has some extremely beautiful beaches and very lush forest regions. We were lucky enough to have our own car to explore the Daintree with some friends that lived in the region for a while. A beautiful site I can't wait to go back and explore...

Acid pools on the Danakil Depression

The Danakil Depression (aka "The cruelest place on earth") sits deep in the northern deserts of Ethiopia, and averages the hottest place on the planet. Venturing here is extremely difficult and quite dangerous, requiring multiple 4WDs (in case one fails) and a convoy...

Long exposure at Hallett Cove beach

The Adelaide metropolitan coastline happens to sit on the east side of the St Vincent gulf. Which means we are lucky enough to get sunsets over the ocean all year round. I live a couple of minutes from the beach, so when I’m in the mood for some photography, I’m...

Everest base camp, Nepal

The rooftop of the world is not only jaw-droppingly beautiful, but one of the most bizarre landscapes on earth. Frozen mountains of ice, glistening glaciers, and an atmosphere which literally takes your breath away. It's hard work spending several weeks trekking up at...

An alien world: the Icelandic highlands

Several days trek into the Icelandic highlands, the mountains gave way to an amazing valley full of black triangular shaped hills, with fields of green grass and algae. A surreal, yet spectacular vista. This particular valley would have to be one of my favourite...

Dinosaur eggs at Moeraki beach

Some seriously bizarre and unique rock formations can be found scattered up and down Moeraki beach, on the south coast of New Zealand's southern island. Some of them have cracked open, giving the appearance as if they are giant eggs where something has burst out from...

Trekking up to Roys Peak

The super early morning pre-dawn hike up to Roys Peak was no walk in the park. It is actually a very steep hike that takes a few hours. Our legs were burning within minutes of starting the hike, lol. But you know what they say; no pain, no game! And with Roys Peak,...

Port Douglas sunset, Queensland

Known for it's proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, this place is a hub for scuba diving and a myriad of other water and island based adventures. We spent a week here, heading out on the diving boats to the outer reef, and exploring the more northern Daintree...

Sunrise over Upolu island, Samoa

Recently I was lucky enough to get paid to spend 2 weeks in Samoa, photographing it's natural beauty. This first morning of my trip was definitely no exception. With my accomodation right on the beach, I stepped out of my condo nice and early one morning for sunrise,...

A coastal sunset in Latvia

As we cycled and camped our way across Europe, one night we found our tents pitched on a relaxing part of coastal Latvia. The evening was cool, the water perfectly still, fire had just started burning, and the bottle of red waiting. Stay Connected! Keep in touch with...

Mount Fitz Roy, Argentina

Spending several days hiking around this mountain range was so much fun. To get to this vantage point, I had to rise up out of my tent at 3-4am, into the freezing cold, and commence a steep 2.5 hour trek. Absolutely worth it! Aside from this particular mountain, the...

Beam of light over the Swiss Alps

Upon cycling and camping across Europe on a bicycle, we slept on the edge of Walensee lake. As the day drew to a close, one of the most amazing sunsets occurred, with intense beams of light poking through the clouds & mountains. One beam after another fell. An...

Waterfall in twilight, Laos

Located in the Bolaven Plateau in Laos, in the crater of an ancient volcano that erupted millions of years ago. The area spans 50 km of Southern Laos most dense jungle area. I absolutely love the rich colours and soft light that twilight hour brings. To get this...

Exploring Morocco’s Sahara Desert

Morocco is an magical place with treasures around every corner. One of those treasures is the endless dunes of the western Sahara Desert. I ventured into the sandy horizon on camel back for several days, sleeping among the dunes with the locals. Out there, you'll see...

Hallett Cove Beach sunset, South Australia

After a year and a half on the road, it was great to finally come home and photography the beach that I grew up on. It's a really interesting coastline with some amazing geographical importance and history. A combination of 600 million year old Precambrian rock, and...

Sunrise at Moeraki Rocks, New Zealand

Up super early before dawn, on a cold and dreary morning, down towards the southern tip of New Zealand’s south island, to photograph what looks like artificially sculptured rocks that have been placed randomly along Moeraki beach. However, these balls scattered along...

Tat Kuang Si Falls

This stunning jewel of northern Laos consists of several dozen turquoise lagoons and countless waterfalls. These hidden gems litter the jungle in this area, and you can spend hours searching through the foliage finding your own hidden lagoon. Leaving the town of Luang...

Hooker lake reflections

Spending the evening shooting at Hooker lake, there were plenty of composition opportunities. However, one of my favourites was of this reflection shot in a little rock pool I discovered. This photograph is made up from 7 focus stacked photos (due to the large depth...

Milky Way in the Mt Cook national park

On the way back from some late night shooting above Tasman lake, in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, I pulled the car over on the side of the road, and took this shot looking back. The milky way has risen just nicely and made a beautiful back drop. Stay Connected!...

Star Trails: Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park

Up late passed midnight in the mountains one night, photographing the Aoraki mountain range on the south island of New Zealand. Alone in the mountains is such an incredible feeling, especially in the still of the night with a full moon. There’s something really...

Motukiekie Rocks, New Zealand

Probably my favourite image from the month in New Zealand's south island. This location wasn't the easiest to find either, and it is quite dangerous once you do. Entering through a small unmarked gap in the dense tree line on the side of the road, down a steep mud...

Milford Sounds at twilight

This place is one of those locations that you must see on your trip to the South Island. near vertical mountains rising straight up out of the water. An absolute beautiful site! The drive towards Milford Sound might be long, but it's is also quite spectacular. The...

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