Journey to the White Continent

Antarctica. It always seemed so unattainable to me. But after two days at sea, and a year of anticipation, I was mesmerized when we first caught sight of a few rocks off Elephant Island through the thick fog – harbingers of our imminent arrival on the fabled White Continent. There is no wilder place on Earth, nowhere more remote, more inhospitable.

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11 Dream Locations Photographers Should Know About

Well before I started in photography I already had a passion for exploring lesser-known parts of the planet and remote landscapes. When I picked up the camera, it was only natural that I use photography to document some of my experiences in these kinds of destinations. As much as I believe that good photos can happen anywhere, even in the backyard, I feel fortunate to have spent time photographing those locations that have so much photo potential, yet generally fall off the radar. The world is full of these gems – the underdocumented, rarely visited or overlooked. While some places will remain that way for some time due to difficulty or costs of access, for others it may be only a matter of time before they become as popular as the current photo hot spots. There is much, much more to explore, but here are eleven locations that hold a special place for me and that remain largely obscure.

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9 Images of a Breathtaking Landscape: Greenland

Greenland is a misleading name for this vast and wild landscape. Drifting icebergs, striking rock formations, and colourful skies are plentiful here, making Greenland a photographer’s dream location. I had the chance to spend a short time there this September, scouting out locations for a photography workshop next year. Here are some of the best images to come out of this trip!

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Untouched, Underdocumented: Photos from the Island of Niue

It has been a little while since my last entry, largely because I recently returned from a 10-week stint in the South Pacific with a mountain of raw files. The wet weather we’ve had in Banff this past week has allowed me to start putting a dent into the editing, so here I am with some images from Niue.

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Backcountry Photography: What Gear Should One Take Along?

Hello everyone and a special welcome to all the new “followers.” And thanks to WordPress for featuring the blog on their homepage – I appreciate the extra exposure! Over the last few weeks I have been asked a few times about the gear I take along with me on backcountry trips. In an effort to…

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A Taste of Nunavut

This post has been a long time in the making. It is about a 2011 wintertime trip to fabulous Nunavut. As usual I had plans to hammer out the editing for this adventure soon after returning to Banff. But as usual summer in the Rockies got busy with photo assignments, climbing, landscape work. An extended…

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A Taste of Winter in Banff National Park

With all the recent time spent in exotic locations, I have been guilty of neglecting my own neck of the woods, which happens to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, particularly in the winter. Here are a few images that celebrate the incredible beauty of the place I am lucky to…

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End of the Day, Mustang, Nepal

This image is best viewed large – please click on it for a larger version. End of the Day A woman from the village of Gheling disappears into the late afternoon autumn light to gather wood for the approaching night. The snow-clad Annapurna massif rises in the background. Gheling, Mustang, Nepal. f/4.0, 1/125, ISO 200, 140.0mm…

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