Doubtful Sound. New Zealand.
Moments after capturing
this tranquil spectacle of swirling dawn mists back-lit by
cascading sunlight my camera jammed and a pod of dolphins
broke the mirror like reflection. Alas, without the camera,
I leaped in the kayak and had virtually an hour racing with
about 30 cavorting dolphins. An incredible interaction, of
screams and cries which spurred them on to jump, sometimes
two at a time, out of the water just clear of the bow.
Moorea. French Polynesia.
Sheltering from torrential tropical
downpours I chatted with these traditional fishermen until
a break in the weather lead them away in to the sunset.
Cape York. Australia.
My favourite Aboriginal art photograph
from countless forages in to the Australian bush. The light
at the end of the day made the rock and paintings come alive.
Possibly four generations in line
relaxing in the sun watching with intrigue as my colleague,
Stuart, runs past.
I was close enough here with a
good long lens to elicit a suspicious smile though far enough
away not to be too confrontational.
Bryce Canyon. Utah.
We bivouacked by the Canyon rim
to be sure not to miss the spectacle of sunrise over this
incredible natural wonder.
Black and White Gallery
Huahine. French Polynesia.
At sundown the fish start
nibbling and everyone tries their luck. I caught dinner, a
Bonito Tuna, from the same patch of water though from the
vantage of a cargo ships bow.
Bungle Bungles. Western Australia.
Like towering egg pods
left millions of years ago by gigantic insects from another
world the Bungles let the imagination run free to form theories
to explain how these magnificent ancient formations came to
Kimberley. Australia. Windjana Gorge.
Shocked a handful of tourists
by taking an early morning bathe and swimming with the relatively
harmless Johnston Crocodiles, lying down nearby to dry off.
Isle of Syke. Scotland.
A dramatic cloudburst as
the sun slides down over Loch Leathan for the last day of
Yak Kharka. Nepal.
Return of the weevils.