TweetThe series of images of New Zealand's Farewell Spit continues today with this view of barchan dunes at Ocean Beach stretching towards the horizon, as the sun sets on a summer evening. It might not look like it, but a very strong wind was blasting sand all over the place. Thankfully, the Mamiya7II and 50mm [...]
TweetA southern royal albatross (Diomedea epomophora) spreads its wing in flight, against the backdrop of the snow-capped Kaikoura Ranges, South Island, New Zealand. Click on image for more details. More albatross photos here.
TweetThe ever changing sand dunes of Farewell Spit take on a fiery hue as the sun sets. The sand formation located at the very tip of New Zealand’s South Island stretches 25Km into the ocean. It is inhabited but hosts a variety of wading birds and sea mammals such as the New Zealand fur seal [...]
TweetA ray of light emerges from low lying clouds and shines on a versant of the Remarkables mountain range, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand. The Remarkables are one of two mountain ranges in the world with a north-south orientation.
TweetA distant white-breasted cormorant flies above the crashing waves, near Cape Farewell Arch, South Island, New Zealand. Cape Farewell – a headland of cretaceous quartz sandstone – is the South Island's most northerly point and was named by Captain James Cook upon leaving New Zealand in 1770. To its east lies the shifting sand dunes [...]
TweetA Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) standing in the Savanna, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. From several hundred thousands to less than four thousand alive today, the population of the solitary Black Rhinoceros is one of the sadder tales of African wildlife in the 20th century. While its name implies a differentiation from other species, the shape [...]
TweetOn my way to Timbuktu (Mali), I came across this scene on the shore of the Niger river: a mother comforting a little girl with a handful of peanuts.
TweetThe exploration of water continues, this time in infrared. The Photo Of The Day is the 'Devil's Throat' waterfall in Foz Do Iguaçu, Parana, Brazil. Devil's Throat cataracts are only one – and the largest – of over 200 distinct waterfalls at Iguaçu. Read more about the Devil's Throat and Iguaçu here. To order a [...]
Tweet As is the case in many parts of Rajasthan, brightly colored homes are common in Udaipur, a city of just over half a million inhabitants. Everywhere I looked, residential areas were densely packed. Great for that sense of community.
TweetThe undular and dynamic shapes of the Saharan sand near the town of Al-Madam (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates) are a testimony of saltation, the geological process which blows grains of sand across a landscape. Wind has long been perceived as being the main erosion agent in this region of the world, however, recent findings by [...]
TweetA woman walks on a small bridge crossing Canal Levassor in Fort-de-France, Martinique. The canal links 'Rivière Madame' to the Caribbean Sea. To order a wide format Fine Art print of this image, click here.
TweetSmoking with one hand and washing his clothes with another, a man crouching at a village's water well pump in rural Punjab (India) proves that men can also multitask! To order a wide format Fine Art print of this picture, click here, or visit the India gallery.
TweetA woman walks down the steps leading to Emperor Tự Đức's tomb in Hue, Vietnam. The complex in which the tomb is located was used as a luxurious retreat by the emperor and his many wives. The enormous cost and forced labor used in its construction make Tự Đức's 12ha palatial residence unmatched in the whole of [...]
TweetOne of the highlights of my discovery of the Dogon plateau was the series of dances performed in the village of Tireli. Under intense heat, dozens of villagers performed sacred dances, wearing an array of colorful masks and dresses. Watch a short and fascinating National Geographic video on the Dogon Dama (mask festival in honor [...]
TweetMy two-month photographic exploration of eastern and western Africa has come to an end. As I reminisce and browse the many images, the feeling of incompleteness is great. Not so much because of a lack of worthy images but more with the realization that a proper exploration could take a lifetime, even when narrowing down [...]