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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...

Peters Lookout, New Zealand

On the way to the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park for some night shooting. I couldn't resist stopping off at Peters lookout, for that famous postcard shot Stay Connected! Keep in touch with Clint's latest photo and travel updates. Subscribe to the newsletter, or come...

Hooker Lake, New Zealand

A beautiful evening at Hooker Lake, in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. One lovely, easy, and beautiful walk to do, gets you right into the heart of some serious beautiful south island territory. Something everyone should take the time out to do when in the...

New Zealand’s amazing coastline

So, this one is up near Greymouth, on the south island's the north-east. There's some really pretty coastal scenery and sea stacks in the area. I originally was going to stay for 1 night, but ended up staying for 3, because of the photographic opportunities. And I...

An evening at Tasman Lake, New Zealand

This recently formed lake in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, was created in the 90s from the rapid retreat of the Tasman Glacier. What once was kilometres of solid ice, is now glacial melt water. A familiar scene across glaciers in modern times. Regardless of the...

Welcome to the new Explosive Aperture

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