Although the bold Mitre peak may be impressive, rising over 5,500 ft above sea level in Milford Sound, it’s true depth is hard to grasp. Below the surface its sheer walls steeply plunge another 1,700 ft beneath the surface. From a distance it certainly takes your breath away... but on the waters surface, especially from a kayak, it can actually be bit overwhelming, borderline scary.
Series of images about beautiful lady @barkeuropa I'm very happy I've chosen this tall ship to travel to Antarctica. It was like a journey back in the past, in 18th-19th century. This was a very special departure for photography group of 40 amazing people. We organised several photography sessions of the ship among beautiful icebergs and Antarctica mountains. Danielkordan.com #antarctica#antarcticaphoto2018#barkeuropa#nikon#gitzoinspires#lucroit#tallship
Sometimes it feels like fate. And I don’t mean that in a weird spiritual way.. but also I kinda do. When the circumstances all line up and you literally get the perfect light, pilot, wind and weather conditions during the one day you are able to fly on your schedule & theirs. More often than not these things just do not happen. It had been raining nonstop in Kauai & the forecast was looking pretty bleak. There was momentary break in the weather & this came together. . I shared this on my personal account @burkgnar and felt like it would be applicable here. Shot on iPhone X
Adelie penguins in Antarctica. You can watch these fluffy guys forever. On land they are very funny and awkward, but once they reach the water they are fast like torpedo! Danielkordan.com #antarctica#antarcticaphoto2018#barkeuropa
After 24 hours of flying — made very pleasant by @klm & @jetairways flying our group in Business Class from JFK — our #tajness group has made it to Mumbai. [Which was once called Bombay and is still referenced that way by some of my followers who have messaged me after seeing my Stories announcing our arrival...] However you refer to the city, it’s home to our first stop on a tour of India with @tajhotels: The Taj Mahal Palace. Built in 1903, which was 21 years before the nearby Gateway of India, it has welcomed maharajas and dignitaries for over a century. This grand dame watches over the causeway that hugs the Arabian Sea and is near to the city’s financial hub, parliament, stadium and shopping districts. In 2015 when I first visited India, I remember driving by and thinking what a stunning building this was from the outside. Now that I’m inside, I’m happy to report that it lives up to the hype and then some. Like a landmark from a bygone era, this hotel has all the grandeur and the elegance you’d expect. However, it’s in the kindness and generosity of the staff that I find the most comfort. And it’s that level of service, even more than the design, that to me earns this hotel its luxury status. 🇮🇳 #treasuredbytajtraveler#hostedtravel#sponsoredtrip#incredibleindia#hoteldesign#luxuryhotel#historichotel
Wander & WONDER - a journey through India. . This short film brings me right back to the beauty of this culture & leaves me longing for more. @benweiland you did an amazing job on the edit, capturing the spirit of the trip. For the full video - click my bio link or go here: http://bit.ly/2HLuv7f . @prana @annaehrgott @nolecossart @taianadesign @paulrobinson87 @nathaniel.coleman
I invite you to join my unique expedition on our brand new “Aurora” yacht to South Greenland this September. We plan to sail through the southern fjords of Greenland in autumn and to explore legendary Tasermiut fjord and Prince Christian Sound. That is rugged terrain, lots of high amazing peaks. I call this place “Arctic Patagonia” because of numerous granite walls. This season is best for autumn color and Nortern lights. Check link in bio to join. Danielkordan.com
As an adult, it’s rare that you get to watch your parents experience something new. Today I got to share my love for photography + flying with my family, as I watched them take their first aerial tour. They were stoked and wide eyed as we soared over the Na Pali coast. I photographed its many moods, colors & shifts of light for hours & hours. Years ago, the first pictures I ever took were shared with only a few family members. In some ways it feels full circle to be able to have that same joy many years later. . @airventures_hawaii @desimalan
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all my Irish friends and all those who identity as Irish! ☘️ Or rather, I hope you’ve been having a Happy #stpatricksday seeing as how it’s well and truly into the day for all those who do celebrate. A year ago today when I took this photo, I was celebrating in #dublin with Guinness which does happen to be my favorite beer. This year, I’m trying to grab a pint of Guinness in one of the seven or eight airports I’ll be flying through as I wing my way from Alberta, Canada to Mumbai, India. While I might be “missing” my favorite holiday, I’m living out the dreams I had as a kid to see as much of the world as I possibly could before I die and if that’s not worthy of a CHEERS 🍺 then I don’t know what is! 😉 #dublinmydarling
no matter where you are in the world, there will always be a new mountain to climb 🇦🇺| i couldn’t be more excited to explore a place that has been on my bucket list for quite some time now. what you don’t see pictured here is the nonstop rain and the dense fog obscuring the peaks of cradle mountain throughout nearly the entire day. as we hiked up, the clouds began to lift and we finally got a view of the majestic peaks. pictures really can’t do this place justice. it’s just one of those places you have to see for yourself @Qantas #qantasexplorer
After the hike I describe in my last post and before we checked into the @fairmontcll - our #attaelevate#explorealberta group stopped in the town of Canmore for lunch at @blakecanmore. If you’ve followed me for a long time you know food isn’t necessarily MY THING but at the same time when I have a meal that I love soooo much that I’d feel bad unless you get to experience it too, well, then I talk about food. And this is just such an occasion. BLAKE has varying menus depending on what time of day you arrive but one thing that will be consistent is the homemade spices, sauces and the singular twist that goes into every dish. There’s an Aussie flair to the menu but I wouldn’t call it Australian food. Certainly it’s Canadian but then again what is Canadian food?! What BLAKE is is vegetable-forward dishes with a spicy kick and a depth of flavor that will stick with you long after you’ve left. We approached it family style, ordering quite a few dishes from both the lunch and brunch menus and there was hardly a crumb left by the time we were done. From the chili-spiced broccoli to the charcoal breakfast sandwich to the yam salad and the eggs-over-breakfast-fries, our afternoon at BLAKE was a culinary tour de force. Don’t pass through Canmore without stopping and to fuel you up for later, pop in to @ravecoffeecan before you keep going to Lake Louise or elsewhere. This moment is just another reason why MAN I LOVE CANADA [and in particular Alberta]!!!! 🇨🇦 🍴#blakecanmore #foodietravel#explorecanada#travelalberta#shotoniphone#yumgasm#hostedtravel#visitcanmore
Over 7,000mm of rain a year. That equates to some of the lushest rainforest on the planet. I was shocked to learn it actually rains more in Milford Sound than the Amazon. Given the steep vertical walls, trees & foliage have no choice but to grow upon the rock faces. If the forecast says rain and clouds you are in luck. That is truly the best way to see it.
Throwback to day two of 8 days trekking in Kyrgyzstan, which took me over blankets of wildflowers and past horses grazing, brooks flowing and yurts, um, yurting? Who knew Kyrgyzstan was so dreamy? #discoverkyrgyzstan#sponsored
Not all days were calm on my recent Antarctica expedition with @barkeuropa We had severe winds in Lemaire channel. On one hand I was all wet after this session and we can hardly chase Europa on our zodiac boat. On the other we were sailing in Antarctica! Most amazing thing that just in one hour weather changed to pristine blue skies you may observe on my other shots from Lemaire. Danielkordan.com #antarctica#antarcticaphoto2018#barkeuropa#nikon
I contrast to the previous photo I shared, it’s crazy to think that this fairy tale Canyon is in the same country! It reminded me so much of the American Southwest, but nope, it’s Kyrgyzstan! #discoverkyrgyzstan#sponsored
Off on a new adventure! Tomorrow I leave for Russia, leading a photo expedition into the snowy wilds of Kamchatka. I’ll try to post a few updates, but much of the trip is off-the-grid. •••• For now, here’s a shot from Joshua Tree National Park in CA. 🌵 ———————— #visitcalifornia#joshuatree#adventureawaits#desertlife
After a few days in and around Calgary to #explorealberta before #attaelevate, we finally began to make our way up into the Canadian Rockies. I took these photos as part of an ice walk with Jordan Ede of Mahikan Trails. They offer walking and snowshoe tours from the perspective of their Indigenous Culture. From bushcraft to plant medicine, tanning hides and making moccasins, they provide the opportunity for visitors to learn time honoured skills which are part of their Indigenous traditions. Jordan taught us all about the plants that we passed as we walked to the canyon and once we were in the canyon, he pointed out pictographs that are 4,000 years old. It was awe inspiring to see and learn about evidence of people living here that long ago. Now the walk itself might not be for the faint of heart in winter because as you’ll see when you swipe left, in winter it requires crampons. And you’re walking ON what is a deep, raging river at other times of the year!! Right now it’s an uneven yet stunning expanse of solid ice, the color of which changes with the light. All that being said, Jordan provided the equipment we needed and he made sure we were safe. I never felt uneasy and it was so much fun!! The first photo shows the wide entrance to the Canyon, guarded by soaring peaks. The last two show where the tour ends with a few frozen waterfalls in a sort of glen. The spot seemed so unspoiled and wild in a way and yet the pictographs Jordan showed us prove that Indigenous people have been coming here for at least 4,000 years. Mahikan Trails is not on IG either but you can learn more on their website at Mahikan.ca #hostedtravel#explorecanada#travelalberta#mahikantrails#indigenouscanada#sonya7rii#sonyalpha#grottocanyon
Collaborating with talented people is by far my favorite thing about this app. @rachelryle put together this awesome animation inspired from my film ‘Under An Arctic Sky’. Watching this brought me right back to the Stoke we felt while making this film. It still feels surreal we have been able to tour this across the globe with over 100+ screenings & share it in places as remote as Greenland & India. Now it’s available on iTunes & Netflix for everyone to enjoy. To watch, check my bio link.
It’s like I can still see that amazing blue glacial lake. We hiked for days to get here, scrambling hand and foot through snow to get to this pass but all the difficulty melted away because this was the prize. Kyrgyzstan is the Patagonia of Central Asia 😍 #discoverkyrgyzstan#sponsored
Do you love wolfdogs? 🐺 Then you have to visit @yamnuskawdsanct when you’re in @travelalberta like I did this week during my #hosted trip through the province!! 🐺 With the popularity of shows like Game of Thrones, it’s become trendy to own Huskies, Malamutes, Shepherd mixes and almost any breed that’s mixed with a wolf. AKA a wolfdog. Disreputable breeders have sprung up around the world and the ultimate reality is that most people who dream of having one of these beautiful dogs either, A) don’t appreciate what it really takes to own one or B) don’t understand what these dogs are like behaviorally. Such people often then become disillusioned and often dispose of the dogs. It’s so heartbreaking to me because @dante.vincent and I both have dreamed of having our own wolfdog since before it was trendy and yet we know we don’t have a situation that would make a good home for one so we aren’t getting one! Yamnuska Wolf Dog Sanctuary is a rescue organization for the rehabilitation and rehoming of displaced wolfdogs. One of their primary goals is to educate the world on what wolfdogs are and what it takes to properly care for them; they’re also all about rescuing the ones in need and when you visit you will find more than 20 permanent wolfdogs, 10 that are ambassadors and any number of wolfdogs that you can adopt! You’d obviously need to prove you have a good home for one because founder Georgina is passionate about making sure they will be well cared for and properly understood!! • If you want to take good photos, make sure you bring a long lens such as the 70-200mm I was able to borrow from @photojbartlett. The most common misconception about these dogs is that they will all come right up to you. However, the higher the content of wolf in a dog, the more shy it will be around humans. Georgina ensures they have large spaces to roam and that’s what you will often find them doing when you visit! If you can’t visit but you still want to help
california dreamin’ 😊🤙🏼 | from the central coast to the mountains of the eastern sierra, the incredibly diverse landscapes of california are all within reach of each other. Even after living here my whole life, there’s still so much to discover. i’ve partnered with @visitcalifornia to show you that in california, you can have it all @slocal @pismobeachca @visitmammoth #lonepine#catchthewinterwave | music by: @fekibeats - love you better
On this #hosted trip to @travelalberta, we had the most phenomenal day with Tracey, Tim and Morgan of Painted Warriors outside Calgary in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. They are an Indigenous business just starting out in tourism with so much to offer and so many incredible ideas for how to share their Cree heritage. We learned archery, talked about the importance of survival skills and discussed some of the very basic things you need to know when outdoors. We learned about animals that are native to Alberta and we made a Vegan lunch together. Their hope for the future is to include foraging, glamping in the clearing you see in this photo and many more experiences that reinforce being close to the land, respectful of the animals we share the planet with and ultimately help all those who visit with them, to thrive not just survive. Before opening their business for tourism, they consulted for the television and film industries to help train people in survival skills as well to enable people to be historically accurate in portraying the past. I believe they will still do that in addition to now working with visitors to Canada — and I wish them the best. I really loved this day and am so excited for the future of their business!!! While they only have a Facebook account right now, you can easily look up more information at paintedwarriors.ca #explorealberta#attaelevate#sundrealberta#indigenouscanada • And special shout out to @photojbartlett for allowing me to borrow his Sony 16-35mm lens for this shot taken with my #sonya7rii If you don’t already follow Jeff, his feed is an extraordinary look at outdoor locations all around the world and I’m so happy to find out that he is as kind a person as he is talented.
I had to laugh when my #attaelevate#explorealberta hosted group found ourselves at the coolest distillery I’ve ever been to in Canada, relatively on its own in a lovely small town in the Turner Valley and it turned out to be the same one @chellelabub had told me about several weeks ago when I hosted the Scotland contest. She does their marketing and boy would I ever want her job if I wanted to do marketing full time. Because I have a feeling @eauclairecraft isn’t going to need THAT much of a boost before it explodes into being one of the most sought after distilleries in North America if not the world. It’s that incredible. Owner David and his team — in a former theater turned movie theater where David once saw his first movie — make a vodka so phenomenal you can sip it, ala a fine Scotch, not just put it in a cocktail. Their gin continues that tradition, able to be enjoyed straight or in a cocktail. And their Scotch is in every way competitive with my favorites from Scotland. I was truly blown away. In addition they also make a bottled version of a Moscow Mule which has recently launched, as well as flavored gins and other liquors. Their tasting room experience also, as if the pot even needed sweetening, comes with a charcuterie & cheese board, local bites and a spicy blue cheese dip that is to die for!! We were fighting over it like we hadn’t eaten in days. I didn’t want to leave and it didn’t seem like any of my colleagues wanted to as well. Should you be like me, always interested in trying local spirits/beer/wine - you should @travelalberta as soon as possible so you can visit @eauclairecraft. There aren’t many people making spirits with this level of excellence. #eauclairedistillery#hostedtravel#explorecanada#craftspirits#craftliquor#albertacanada
Growing up my backyard view was a neighbor’s fence & telephone poles that lined a busy street. I craved open space. I wonder if seeing this view as a kid everyday makes you numb to it, or appreciate wilderness more. Deep in Reinefjord.
#ad Who’s up for an adventure? I’m always on the lookout for new experiences and this year will be no different. One of my biggest dreams is to step foot on every continent and I’m hoping to get closer to achieving that goal this year. I always strive to be prepared for anything that might happen on all of my adventures, but there may be unexpected moments along the way. Being prepared and staying informed is important for everyone, especially women, and one aspect of that may be talking to your doctor about family planning so you can feel better prepared for whatever adventures lie ahead. Head over to @herlifeheradventures to learn more. #herlifeheradventures
I would say that among my most cherished memories over the last 10 years shooting surf, has been the times where local kids have come out to watch the surfers at a remote wave. It’s happened everywhere from remote villages in the Faroes, to tiny islands like this one in India. I guess there is just something to be said for watching the expression on their faces, the excitement as each wave is ridden and in some way sharing what we love with them. The stoke for waves is universal... whether you are in the water or not.
6:50 am...One more year around the sun. Couldn’t have spent it any better then out of cell range, surrounded by some amazing friends on an isolated peak, high above the clouds. It was a windless night on Mitre Peak... you could hear the Tasman Sea below our small wet bivy spot. I can’t think of a greater birthday present than waking up to this view 🙏🏽 For the full experience - check my IG story. Shot on iPhone.
Probably most magical moments on our landings in Antarctica happened when we sit somewhere on the hilltop or above the glacier, put the camera away and listen for the nature. It's definitely not the silence. Its music of Antarctica. Cracks of the glacier, penguins chatting below, birds and whale's fountains at the sea. You can listen for this music for a long time! Danielkordan.com #antarctica#antarcticaphoto2018#barkeuropa @barkeuropa #nikon#d850 14-24 #panorama of #neko harbour
A shot from the mast of @barkeuropa It was incredible to sit on the top of the mast and look for whales, seals, penguins all around the pristine Ice Kingdom. Danielkordan.com #antarctica#antarcticaphoto2018#barkeuropa
Yesterday while I was standing in this spot in @TravelAlberta after a few hours learning from Quinton Crow Shoe of the Northern Piikani, I thought about an article I read several days ago. It was about a female Chef who practices whole animal butchering in her restaurant. Meaning she butchers the meat she cooks herself and she doesn’t waste any of the animal. It’s commendable! Yet it’s not, as the article seemed to suggest, a new or revolutionary idea. It’s what First Nation peoples were doing for thousands of years before settlers arrived to the continent of North America. They believed bison were provided to them to meet their needs and in turn they viewed the killing of bison as a sacred act to be done with proper gratefulness, respect and ceremony. There was no waste, every part of the animal was used and it happened on the land in this photo, here at @hsibj, protected by @unesco and staffed by Piikani and Blackfoot people. Quinton’s grandfather Joe Crow Shoe Sr. was instrumental in making this place possible, ensuring its history and heritage was accurate. Listening to Quinton’s stories, passed down from Joe and his other ancestors, was a surprisingly profound experience. I realized how little I know about Indigenous peoples and a bright spark of curiosity was lit within me that I’m excited to have stoked further as we travel through the province with Dené Sinclair (Ojibwe-Anishinaabe) who is with the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada. #hostedtravel#attaelevate#explorealberta#hsibj#unesco#firstnations#indigenouscanada#explorecanada
#naturegives me the chance to reach new heights 🙌🏼 | i’ve partnered with @nature_valley to share the importance of taking a break from everyday life to recharge and find inspiration from new experiences. what does nature give you
Here are few photos from the dreaded Drake passage which we had chance to cross on Bark Europa. I did not dare to take my camera outside in this pristine weather, so here are just some phone photos to feel a tiny bit of enjoyment we were lucky to witness on the terrific 6-day adventure. Definitely it's a must journey on its own! You clean your mind (and your body of course), gain some more strength and endurance (plus wet interior). And I highly recommend it to those often complaining about weight excess and boring life in the office =) that's something you remember forever and will joyfully tell again and again to your grandkids when you turn 80 or so. #antarctica#barkeuropa @barkeuropa #antarcticaphoto2018#drake#drakepassage
Learn how to challenge compositions, light and process your photos from my 11+ hours tutorials -> Link in bio. I've put all my experience in this tutorials. You'll also learn how to scout for locations, plan your shots, market your images and much more. Now available with 50% discount! For a price less then a filter you'll get access to all my techniques I've developed for many years. Photo: panorama from Orney harbor in Antarctica. Link in bio! Danielkordantutorials.com
In many ways aerial photography has consumed my creative process. I can’t travel anywhere without imagining what the perspective might look like from above. I’ve shot out of just about every type of craft you can imagine but my favorite is still the light weight aircraft .. Cessna or Piper Cub. . A selection of my aerial photographs are hanging in a new show called “ Winter Waves” at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel. My work is alongside some incredible surfboards shaped by my friends at @albumsurf @albumatt . Check it out if you are passing through Southern California. Partial proceeds go to supporting Halendid.is - a non profit working to protect Iceland’s rivers by creating a National park. . This photo and others are also available as a print on my website. www.ChrisBurkard.com
Dedicating this on #iwd2018#internationalwomensday to all my female friends and colleagues, to the incredible women I’ve met as I’ve traveled the world, to the women leading movements that will change the world as we know it and to the women in my family — so many of whom have faced more storms than one life can handle and yet who simply seem to turn into the wind and keep on keeping on; with courage, grace and humility all at the same time. Here’s to you for inspiring me every day but especially today 💖 And I love this passage about multidimensional ‘She’ by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, that has been banging around in my head since the day I took this photo: “A woman may crave to be near water, or be belly down, her face in the earth, smelling the wild smell. She might have to drive into the wind. She may have to plant something, pull things out of the ground or put them into the ground. She may have to knead and bake, rapt in dough up to her elbows. She may have to trek into the hills, leaping from rock to rock trying out her voice against the mountain. She may need hours of starry nights where the stars are like face powder spilt on a black marble floor. She may feel she will die if she doesn’t dance naked in a thunderstorm, sit in perfect silence, return home ink-stained, paint-stained, tear-stained, moon-stained...” 💗 #internationalwomensday2018
This is Nn’on’na of the Hadza tribe in Tanzania. The Hadza are one of the last true hunter/gatherer peoples on Earth, living basically the same way they have for the past 10,000 years. We tagged along for one of their early morning hunting trips, where they shot this dik dik and a pheasant-like bird. 🏹 •••• Hadza men hunt twice a day to feed their village, using a quiver of different wooden arrows (including some with poison tips). They hunt birds, monkeys, antelope, and more. Anything they can get really. Women gather berries, fruit, and tubers. Families live in simple dome shelters made of branches, or inside giant hollowed-out baobab trees. •••• I know many people here might not be fans of hunting. I convinced my animal-loving wife @anna.everywhere to come along, but she wasn’t too excited watching the hunt. Anyway, I promise not to fill my Instagram feed with dead animals on a regular basis! This animal did not go to waste. •••• However this is one of the reasons why I travel. To get out of my comfort zone. Experience culture shock. Understand how other people on our planet actually live, even if you don’t like what you see. You don’t have to like it — just learn something new. •••• The Hadza live in the middle of the wilderness as bushmen. There are no supermarkets. No hip acai bowl cafes. No opportunities to earn money other than showing occasional tourists like us around. •••• I’ll be sharing more about the Hadza people on my blog in the future. ————— #hadza#hadzabe#tanzania#hunting @SoulOfTanzania
i’m excited to announce my upcoming workshop in the canadian rockies! it’s no secret that canada is one of my favorite places in the world and i couldn’t be more stoked to share it with a group of like minded adventurers. whether you’re a photographer or someone that’s just up for an adventure, this epic road trip will no doubt be one for the record books. check out the link in my bio or shoot me a dm with any questions!
With another winter storm on the way, the lingering effects of another brutal migraine and a flight tomorrow that I don’t know if I’ll make because of said winter storm — I’m trying to channel the feelings I had in this zen moment while on vacation over on the Left Coast with @dante.vincent. Which BTW, the more I visit, feels like the best coast. I might have been born in New England but I’m really starting to see why so many of my friends have moved to California in the last year. Following them is part bliss / part torture but if you like the sound of living out there as much as I do, follow my friends for lots more of this: @cestchristine @runwaychef @missalissa @kelleyferro are all recent transplants to Cali. While @petehalvorsen @vagabond3 @bradromano @ashleymcky @rachelroams @lax2nrt @sarahsloboda have been out there longer or are from there. (Who did I forget?!) If Follow Friday was still a thing, this would be my FF on Wednesday edition, over and out 🤙🏼🏄🏻♀️🌊☀️ #surfcityusa#sunsetsforbreakfast#huntingtonbeachpier#visitcalifornia#sonya7rii#sunset_lovers
#ad Every year I try to set goals for myself because it’s important for me to challenge myself in new ways. I’ve teamed up with Merck on @herlifeheradventures to reflect on my adventures from 2017 and share my goals for 2018. Last year was the first year I really set out to travel and I was able to visit nearly 20 countries. Peru was definitely one of the places that stood out to me the most and seeing Machu Picchu in person for the first time was easily one of the highlights of my year. No matter how many photos I’d seen of this place, nothing could compare to actually standing there and taking in the views with my own eyes. This year I hope to travel to more new places and I want to challenge myself to photograph things that are outside of my comfort zone. Follow @herlifeheradventures to learn more! #adventuregoals#herlifeheradventures
Seasons. The reason why I keep coming back to the same places again and again, especially those that I cherish the most. The first photo shows the situation in the Lofoten end of February. The second photo was taken end of May, both when the sun was very low in the sky (4pm for the first one, 1am for the second one). Two completely different experiences and I wouldn’t be able to tell you which was my favorite one.
Meet the Dik Dik! This super cute antelope is one of the smallest in Africa, at just over a foot tall. We found this pair while on safari in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. 🦌 •••• They mark their territory with their “tears” from that black spot at the corner of their eye. How cute are these things?! ——————————————— #serengeti#tanzania#africasafari#africawildlife @SoulOfTanzania ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
Flashing back to when I partnered with @teva in Costa Rica. I had so much fun exploring the beaches and rocky outcroppings of Peninsula Papagayo. I’ve been wearing Teva since I was a kid but it had been a while since my last pair and it was like strapping on a memory the way I instantly was reminded of my youthful adventures. One morning after a walk in the pre-sunrise dawn, I found the perfect spot to sit and watch the sun come up, bathing the beach I had all to myself in bright light. Another day, after another long walk, I found the perfect place to leave my sandals for a minute where they wouldn’t get dragged into the waves that I ran into to cool off! Check out my Stories & the blog post linked in my profile for more adventures + the exact styles that I wore! One is already on sale, the other goes on sale soon!! 👣 Are you like me, have you owned Teva sandals? What’s your favorite style? They have so many more than they used to and I already have my eye on a few more styles for some travel later this year! #ad#strapintofreedom#tevasandals
It seems that in the days of algorithm woes, the worst thing you can do on Instagram is post whatever you like. I’m always reading tips about how it’s more important than ever to curate your grid and post the same kind of photos over and over, the ones that do the best. So don’t be creative, just recycle the same theme over and over and do it well each time. But I don’t feel like doing that most of the time because I prefer to be more creative. Especially when I travel. To let the place dictate the story and the moment show me what it wants captured. Case in point: the night @dante.vincent & I drove down to Huntington Beach to take a photo of the pier at sunset, this ended up being my favorite photo. The image I’d planned to take didn’t really turn out at all. But I love the way Danté looks under the pier, framed by all the #leadinglines in his badass @allsaints jacket that he bought in Scotland, which makes him look like an Italian American James Dean...I was swooning for the whole scene, sunset be damned. 😝😍 And that’s just how it goes sometimes. The things we don’t plan, turn out better than the ones we do. It’s certainly far less stressful than planning my grid 😉 Shot on my @sonyalpha #a7rii#leadinglinesphotography#underthepier#huntingtonbeachpier#visitcalifornia#alphacollective#republic_of_symmetry
Exploring the bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops of Nevada’s Valley Of Fire state park with @anna.everywhere. Until we can vacation on Mars, this place is the next best thing. 🚀 •••• Camera: Sony A7Rii | 16-35mm Settings: 1/1000 sec | F9 | ISO 250 ——————————————— #nevada#valleyoffire#theoutbound#optoutside#sonyalpha ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
One of my favorite places in greater Los Angeles is the Venice Canal Historic District, an area of man-made saltwater-fed canals built in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as part of his Venice of America plan; and no trip to the city feels complete without a stroll along the banks and over the bridges of this picturesque area close to Venice Beach. I was so glad @dante.vincent wanted to go with me during this weekend’s little vacation, and that he was ok with waking up early to do so. It’s the best time because you get such amazing reflections on the still water of the canals before anyone else is awake, after the sun has come up. This area wasn’t always so pretty but it was once three or four times the size it is today. In the 1940’s it was falling into disrepair, many of the canals had been paved over in the 1920’s and generally the original idea Kinney had, had fallen out of fashion after the automobile gained in popularity. In fact, the existing canals you can visit today were not even part of the original area built by Abbott Kinney. But thank goodness they were saved and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982! Various efforts to revive the area and improve water quality finally prevailed with a renovation effort in the 1990’s. The only thing that makes it bittersweet for me is that a place this nice is now so expensive and exclusive. I also get a little miffed seeing some of the original small cottages being replaced by mega mansions. The Tiny Canal Cottage® and @whitneyleighmorris are a great example of living in an appropriate size home for the area. Anyway, I believe if more humans could live in places as beautiful as this neighborhood is, there’d be a lot more content human beings and a lot less conflict. Sure, that could be said to be a gross oversimplification of how to solve humanity’s problems — and there are so many other things we need to solve as well — but, it’s interesting to think about no?!
The last 5 weeks have been absolutely hectic, with trips to Namibia shooting wildlife + sand dunes, and Norway leading a workshop in the Lofoten. Very little time spent editing on the laptop as I was outside every single day shooting, shooting and shooting again. I came back home with 1Tb of photos just for those two places, and I’m excited to say I’ll be staying home for the next month, going through all the images I brought back with me in order to share the very best with you, although you guys already saw a glimpse of Namibia in my recent posts. But more to come, I promise :) In the meantime, here’s a quick one taken in Uttakleiv beach a few days ago. As I was walking around in order to find an interesting foreground to shoot the Aurora, I stumbled upon Ed, a local from the islands, who had just set up his camp for the night. The wind was strong that evening and it felt like it was -15°C, though Ed didn’t seem to be bothered too much by the Arctic cold. A great night it was! #lofotenworkshop
Thank you for all your amazing Los Angeles tips in the comments of my last post! If you’re visiting LA and you want some recommendations that are lesser known, check that post for some terrific tips from locals. • As for me, I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy as I was in the moment @dante.vincent snapped this photo this weekend. At least, not since I had two bunnies as a kid. Rabbits are my favorite animals and Danté loves them as well having also had one as a kid. Let’s be real who WOULDN’T love an animal this cute?! 😍 The one pictured here is the full time resident of the @airbnb Danté booked for us! So I basically just wanted to spend all my time right in this spot, hanging out with bunny. But we did tear ourselves away for long enough to check out nearby Venice, to meet @runwaychef & @davidlevinephotography for ice cream, try out a French bakery and see a few beach sunsets. Saving all the Stories in my Profile so you can still check them out. It’s been a laid-back, relaxing vacation weekend that I don’t want to end!! #lastory#bunnysofig
Camping under the Milky Way on the edge of the Eastern Sierras in California. It was a cold, clear night. Perfect for star-photography! Tough to leave the comfort of a warm sleeping bag at 3am to get this, but I think it was worth it. 👍🏼 •••• Camera: @sonyalpha A7Rii | 16-35mm Settings: 13 sec | F2.8 | ISO 4000 ——————————————— #california | #milkyway | #visitcalifornia | #neverstopexploring | #sonyalpha ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
got 2 extra rooms at my new beach house, who’s looking to move in? 😋🏡 | just when i thought i’d seen enough beaches, @pismobeachca absolutely blew me away with its unique seascapes and charming city life. at first glance you might assume this is just another beach town in california, but with a bit of exploring, i’ve realized that pismo beach is so much more. i’ll definitely be back soon! ✌🏼 @visitcalifornia #catchthewinterwave#visitcalifornia#ad
Just landed in the City of Angels and I’m so excited for a weekend of no work, just bumming around with @dante.vincent. This week was bizarrely brutal work-wise so we haven’t planned much for the next two days other than just enjoying each other’s company. With one awesome exception and something that’s been on my California bucket list for as long as I can remember — Danté made a reservation at an Airstream in Venice with a HOT TUB 🔥😍 SO. EXCITED. !! • If you’ve been to Los Angeles, or live here, what are some of your favorite places to go or things to do here? We’ve been here so many times together and I’ve come for work often enough, that I feel like I’m ready to really dig in, doing the things which are not on the tourist trail 😉
thanks @sonyalpha for the amazing support while on the road last summer ! #repost @sonysquarenyc Now #onview at #sonysquarenyc: The Photo Society featuring the people and cultures of our global community by @natgeo contributing photographers.
The desert survivor. Oryx a.k.a. Gemsbok can survive for days or even weeks without drinking water, thanks to the water stored in the plants they eat (coarse grasses, roots, tubers and bulbs). With their natural habitat that can regularly reach 45°C - 113°F - that’s some crazy skill!
I’m currently in the Lofoten, Norway, experiencing the very best of the Arctic winter. Two weeks ago I was still in Namibia, taking full advantage of the Southern African summer in the most radically different landscape from where I am now, and where I found the desert version of #thatwanakatree.
Here’s to more adventures in remote places, pure wilderness, far from any civilization, where few can venture. Stoked to be working with the guys at @toyota.europe for 2 years now, excited to see where these 4x4 will bring me next! Thanks for your continuous support and eternal trust, friends!
Did you know that adult giraffes rarely sleep for more than 5 minutes at a time and are known to occasionally keep an eye open. In a land full of predators this is the most efficient power nap strategy. What a beautiful animal! @erindinamibia
I’ve just spent two amazing weeks traveling all around Namibia, and it’s now time to leave beautiful Africa, although I’ll be back, probably sooner than you think. . This shot of a leopard taken at @erindinamibia means a lot to me. From Day 1, we were told many times how elusive leopards can be and how hard it is to spot them. On Day 3, we were driving back from our sunrise mission with our guide @fnventer and saw a leopard running across the road. The big cat stopped for a minute, looked at us to analyze the potential predators we were, and instantly ran away. The whole scene lasted no more than 90 seconds, and that frame is the only one I managed to get. But what a frame. Super stoked with the shot brought back, it’s only 3 days later, on our last day in Erindi, that I really understood how lucky I have been when we stumbled upon this male leopard. Indeed, on Day 6, we managed to find another leopard, a young one this time, who actually seemed to enjoy our presence. We spent 2 hours driving next to him, hoping for the perfect shot with the perfect light and frame. I took about 2,500 shots of the young leopard and none of them make me as satisfied as this one. Oh, the irony! Shot on a Nikon D500 + 200-400mm f/4
in bristol next week! #retweet @martinparrfdn Tickets now available 🎟 🎟 🎟 06 FEB 18 photographer @michaelchristopherbrown will join us in #bristol for an artist talk and #photobooksigning. Michael will discuss photographing in Cuba and war-torn Libya, and his seminal 2016 publication Libyan Sugar. For full details and tickets 🎟 click the link in bio or visit our website. Photo - Cubans wait for hours to see #fidelcastro’s funeral procession, 2016.
After seven years traveling around the world, I’ve grown accustomed to deceitful taxi drivers, two-faced tour guides, insincere offers of help, and the occasional theft or scam. •••• For the most part, the world is a pretty safe place for travelers. I don’t want to scare you too much! However it’s wise to be prepared for the worst, just in case. •••• With that in mind, I've just shared my favorite travel safety tips in a new blog post. Visit the link in my profile to learn what they are! ——————————————— ✅ LINK IN BIO ✅ ——————————————— #travelsafety | #traveltips | #adventuretravel ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— 👉🏼 ExpertVagabond.com 👈🏼
I took a little break from posting here since the new year as I wanted to focus on my upcoming projects for 2018. Now that I’m full on back at work, I’m stoked to get to share with you some shots I’ve been recently taking in Namibia where I’ll be for an extra week! Oh Africa, it’s good to be back. @erindinamibia
Join me at the @martinparrfdn, #bristol for a talk and photobook signing 06 FEB 18 / 7pm! I will discuss photographing from the cortège of Fidel Castro in #cuba, from the “Yo Soy Fidel” book to be published in June. For full details and tickets 🎟 visit the #martinparrfoundation website link in my bio
after taking a much needed hiatus from working these past six months i am very excited to get back to shooting and speaking at events like this! if in bristol or nearby on february 6 come hang 🤙 the work from fidel’s funeral cortege is coming in book form june 2018 #retweet @martinparrfdn #dontmiss A rare chance to see a Michael Christopher Brown artist talk and book signing - #martinparrfoundation, #bristol, 06 FEB - Michael Christopher Brown will talk #photography, Fidel Castro’s funeral cortege (photo above from series) & his seminal 2016 #photobook #libyansugar. For tickets click the link in the bio #michaelchristopherbrown
Very much looking forward to visiting the @martinparrfdn next month! Also happy to announce the Cuba/Fidel work will be published as a book in June 2018 with exhibition in July, more details soon! #retweet @martinparrfdnTickets now available 🎟 🎟 🎟 06 FEB 18 photographer @michaelchristopherbrown will join us in #bristol for an artist talk and #photobook signing. Christopher Brown will discuss photographing in Cuba and war-torn Libya, and his seminal 2016 publication Libyan Sugar. For full details and tickets 🎟 click the link in bio or visit our website. Photo - Cubans wait for hours to see #fidelcastro funeral procession, 2016.
I took the last few days to slow down and spend some quality time with friends and family in a beautiful cabin in the French Alps. Happy New Year to you all guys! Thank you for the perpetual support. Many many many new projects are coming for 2018 and I cannot wait to share them with you! Last week I announced a giveaway contest to win a @djiglobal Mavic Pro Platinum Fly More Combo (worth 1600€) and two @xtorm power banks. It’s open to anyone who pre-ordered my book #peaksofeurope which will be released next spring. The contest ends in 3 hours, so if you want to try your luck and maybe be the grand prize, please check my Story Highlight ‘Giveaway’ or click on the link in my bio, and you might end up with a #mavicpro which is the drone I used for this photo taken in Slovenia, in the Soča valley, world famous for fly fishing. Can you spot the two fishermen? :)
Throwback to one of the most amazing times of 2017, when I was hiking with friends in my favorite region on Earth, the Lofoten islands! . If you also want to experience the beauty of this remote and unspoiled place, come join @pie_aerts and I next February on our 8-day photo tour around the Lofoten, chasing the soft winter lights and the beautiful auroras! . Swipe up in my last story or check my 🇳🇴 workshop Highlight story for more details and how to apply! This will be a trip you will remember your whole life and we’ll teach you all we know about photography, social media and how to photograph the northern lights. Beginners and advanced photographers welcome! . www.johanlolos.com/aurora-18-lofoten-workshop/
Friends, I’m so excited to officially announce the launch of the pre-orders of my book | Peaks of Europe: A 5-month photography journey. . After having spent the last 2 months working nights and days on my first book, you can now pre-order it! I'm working with a renowned publisher on the release of the book, which will be available next spring. . Peaks of Europe isn't a traditional landscape photo book. It's the result of a 5-month adventure across 17 countries and 40,000km told through my lens. . This book should be first and foremost considered as a travel diary, a continuation of my daily InstaStories that I published last summer, with photography as the main medium. . Now, for the first 200 people who will pre-order the book, I'm offering a free 30x20cm (11.8" x 7.8") giclée print on the highest quality of paper, thanks to the support of @labophotos_fr and @hahnemuehle_global. I’ve received many pre-orders already - thank you so much guys!! -but that means THERE ARE ONLY A HANDFUL OF PRINTS LEFT, be quick! . To order, please visit www.peaksofeurope.eu or check the link in my bio :) . I’m seriously so excited to be that close to finally be able to share the result with you! . 256 pages, hardcover, 22x28cm (8.7"x11"), 200+ photos many of which are unpublished. Available from Spring 2018. . (Yes I know I’ve already posted yesterday about it but there seemed to be a bug with the photo so I removed it very fast, sorry for those who already read that announcement) #peaksofeurope
STOP MOTION MAGIC going down at @moviemountain for a project we did with @medicom_toy and @Nikesb. It was all shot with a 400% be@rbrick and a set we whipped in our fabrication shop with a vacuform and lit with LEDz. #stopmotion
5 years ago, I was driving from Ventura to Carpinteria along the Pacific Coast Highway checking for surf and spotted this VW T3 Westfalia. At the stage in my life, I was spending most of my time lurking up and down the coast of California, surfing by day, stealth camping by night and amassing a near encyclopedic knowledge of hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurants from LA to San Francisco. As a van dweller, I was always on the lookout for other people living in their vans, and this person's van/drying rack caught my eye. I snapped a few frames of my Mamiya 6, and went on my way. When it came time to lay out Home Is Where You Park It with @victoryjournal, I knew I wanted to use this image for the cover. It conveys so much of what I loved about my time spent living in my van; self reliance, the sense of freedom and discovery of having your own escape pod, and the accessibility of reconnecting with nature (in this case the ocean) on the relative cheap. Every time I look at this photo, it takes me back. The fourth edition of Home Is Where You Park It is now back in stock in my web store (follow the link in my profile or head to store.arestlesstransplant.com) to get a copy before they are gone (I order 1000 at a time and they go fast!) and use the discount code Vanlife10 to get 10% off. #vanlife
What is @moviemountain you ask? Watched POOL SCUM and thought WTF? We put this little video together to answer some of these questions. Thanks for all of the support and feed back on our first shorts. We have some bitchen projects in the pipeline and pumped to do more 🙏🏻🙏🏻
POOL SCUM EPISODE 3: THE REBUTTAL. #poolscum was such a blast to work on and we would love to make more episodes. A great way to support this project and future ones is through the @moviemountain the Patreon. You can watch the whole piece edited together and pick up shirts and socks. We made Pool Scum as an example of how Instagram can be used and as proof of concept for what we are doing at Movie Mountain. A bunch of people but in hundreds of hours of hard work on it at @moviemountain. @memmonz was the special effects supervisor, @kaikorsmo was the lead fabricator and set builder, @lex.lore did the wardrobe and helped with props, @timothytickle made the miniature pants and worked on props, @kylestephensnow spent months animating the puppets, @theshelbyfoundation provided moral support and made miniature beer cans, @nightjarillustration did the matte painting and tshirt painting, Warren Lee did the sound design, @classichenbo interned for a month. I hope you guys like it and thanks for all of the support and great feedback 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
POOL SCUM EPISODE 2: In which FATE decides who shreds first and the bar is SET. Head over to @moviemountain for Episode 3 and tons of behind the scenes footage from building the set and more. #poolscum
EPISODES 1-3 of POOL SCUM are now live on the @moviemountain Patreon page! Follow the link in our profile to watch it. It took us 7 months to make, here's a video of how we did it. Thanks for all of the support and let us know what you think 🙏🏻🙏🏻
POOL SCUM comes out in a week! It's been a crazy six months of designing, building, animating and shooting and we are so pumped to show you guys our hard work. This is an oil painting that @nightjarillustration and is available on a limited t-shirt we did for the @moviemountain Patreon supporters. Through our Patreon, you'll also be able to see the projects we make before they are posted online, get the tshirts and socks we made with @stancesocks and buy props and parts of the set. Take a look at the link in my profile for more. I'm also thinking about doing a live tour of @moviemountain today, would that be something you guys would be interested in seeing?
Animating one frame of Pool Scum in the @moviemountain studio. For each shot, puppet is attached to a metal armature and moved around the set, every subtle movement is animated by hand and then photographed by a DSLR on a computer controlled arm and then compiled in Aftereffects. So far we've shot some 3500 frames of #poolscum and only have a handful of shots left to shoot this week. Its been six months since we started building the set. Originally I thought we would have Pool Scum out by July 😂😂. Hundreds of hours of hard work later and we are just a two weeks from it's release. We are so pumped to put it out and see what you guys think 📹⏱💡🗓 #poolscum