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Sunrise through the mist of Borobudur Temple

Getting up super early to climb and explore this magnificent 9th century Buddhist temple was pretty surreal. These magnificient sculptures circulate around a central dome on a series of stacked platforms on the world's largest Buddhist temple. As the sun crept over...

Sunrise over New Zealand’s Roy’s Peak

Want some solid early morning exercise? Then try the hike up to Roys Peak on New Zealand's southern island. It's an absolute killer. Especially when you're carrying kilos of photography equipment, haha! But it was absolutely worth it. Getting up there before sunrise,...

Staring up at Mount Cook

Mount Cook, the king of the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. It towers above the skyline and visible from anywhere in the entire valley. A very beautiful yet dominating peak, which was just candy for the landscape photographer in me! When I first drove up this valley,...

Devils Punchbowl Falls, New Zealand

On the way driving from the east to the west, on New Zealand's southern island, I had to stop off at the Devil's Punchbowl, one of the highlights of Arthur's Pass National Park. It's a super easy walk to do up a few hundred stairs, that can be done in any weather. The...

Explosive Skies over New Zealand’s South Island

Probably THE most epic sunset I've ever seen! During the day, it was a storm, with 100% thick cloud cover. Every local in the area said "nope, no chance of a sunset tonight". But I made the 1.5hr journey to my previously scouted location and hoped for the best. WOW...

Twilight in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

We had done our hike into the mountains, and taken our sunset photographs. But as we were trekking out, the clouds opened up one last time to let through some amazing twilight glow behind the mountain range. I quickly found a nearby river, and set myself up to capture...

Sunset at Lake Bled, Slovenia

This little jewel in northern Slovenia, is a stunner. After a short 20 minute hike up to the top of the neighbouring mountain, it was quite relaxing to kick back and watch the sun set over the lake. I just wish I took a beer with me 😉 Slovenia was quite a pleasant...

The unique and incredible Trolltunga, Norway

Sometimes you have to live life on the edge! For this early morning photo shoot, it was a very literal edge… Trolltunga (the Troll’s Tongue) hovers 700m above the lake below, and had my heart pumping as I crept towards one of the most unique cliff tops I’ve seen. It’s...

Hidden Pyramids in Guatemala

Here's a pic of me exploring some of Guatemala’s pristine national parks. You can occasionally stumble across something unexpected, and amazing! Of course, I knew there were pyramids in the area, I was exploring Tikal 😛 However, when you're aimlessly walking through...

Amazing sunrise over Mount Bromo

Amazing sunrise over Mount Bromo⠀ ⠀ I stand at sunrise on the rim of an ancient volcano, gazing over its caldera to a series of 4 smaller active volcanoes within its interior. A truly impressive site!⠀ ⠀ This entire scene looks like it's been computer generated for...

Mountain of Ice at Everest Base Camp

21 days trek in the Khumbu and Everest region in northern Nepal was fantastic. Part of that high altitude trek was to drop in on the Everest Base Camp. That whole area is pretty spectacular! You can even stumble across mini ice mountains, such as the one in the...

Island life in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Much of my travel this last decade and a half has been quite difficult... But not all. Sometimes you just have to reward yourself with some luxury, and kick your feet up on a small bit of secluded coastal perfection 😛 That's exactly what I did here when exploring...

Among the clouds, the Himalayas

Towards the end of my 21 day trek in the Khumbu and Everest region, in northern Nepal. It was sad to turn my back to some of the worlds most beautiful scenery, and move onward, back to Lukla. I was very warn out and ready to get warm, kick my feet up and enjoy a cold...

The amazing Mountain Gorilla

Probably the most amazing experience of my life. Spending over an hour with a family of 6 Mountain Gorillas in the Impenetrable Jungle, Uganda. Already multiple months deep in eastern Africa, we finally hitch hiked our way into Uganda. A several hour ride on the most...

Paradise in Panama

On the southern Caribbean coast of Panama sits an array of beautiful islands, with colourful villages and dirt roads that you can explore on a scooter. White sand, turquoise Caribbean waters, palms overhanging the water. Yeah, these beaches deliver some of the most...

Northern lights above Goðafoss

Already one of the more graceful locations in Iceland, it's hard to improve on the ambiance of this particular waterfall. However, add in the still of night, throw in the soft glow from the moon, and the magnificent dance of the Aurora Borealis, and you've done it....

The Great Ocean Road, Australia

Here's another shot of a location just down the road from the twelve apostles (or should I say eleven). These amazing pillars scattered along the coastline are a collection of limestone rocks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park in Australia.⠀ ⠀ We spend...

Twilight over the Lofoten Islands, Arctic Norway

Simply an epic day. We were driving back from a day hike we did in the mountains, only to glance over at the side of the road and see a small pod of Orcas (Killer Whales) playing right next to the shore. We immediately stopped the car and raced down to see them. They...

The incredible coast at Vestrahorn, Iceland

This was an early morning sunrise shoot, which took quite a bit of determination to capture. As my alarm went off at 4am, it was raining outside the tent, and it was absolutely freezing. But, in the end I dragged myself out of my sleeping bag and drove 45 minutes down...

A hidden gem in Norway’s Arctic

After several hours of hiking, the evening was coming to a close, and I had not managed to reach my destination of this elusive beach I had managed to find out about. White sand, clear waters, backed by rugged peaks that rise straight out of the ocean. Waters that...

Trogir, Croatia

Something different from me for today... Not a land or seascape 🙂 This one is of the beautiful little coastal town in Croatia, called Trogir. A quaint little island with amazing architecture. It's only small, so seeing the whole thing is easily do-able in a single...

The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles (or should I say, eleven) are amazing pillars scattered along the coastline are a collection of limestone rocks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park in Australia. We spend the night here camping, as we drove slowly back from Melbourne...

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...

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