The Azores in Pictures: Sao Miguel

Sao Miguel is one of nine volcanic islands in The Azores, the Portuguese archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean.  And it’s a landscape photographer’s playground. Now that I’m packed and ready for my next travel adventure – two months in Antarctica, Chile Patagonia and Argentina – the only thing left to do is reflect on […]

The Azores in Pictures: Faial Island

Faial is one of nine volcanic islands in The Azores, the Portuguese archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean.  It is perfect for photographers, hikers and general lovers of the great outdoors. Located between Europe (Lisbon lies 1,500km to the east) and North America (New York lies 4,000km to the west), Faial Island is a popular […]

Wildlife Travel in Pictures: Whales and Dolphins in the Azores

The Azores is one of the top 10 best destinations in the world for whale and dolphin encounters, being a temporary or permanent home to more than a third of the world’s species. The Azores is a Portuguese archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean.  Europe lies to the west (about 1,500km from […]

Azores Photography Highlights: Mosteiro Beach Sunset

Seascapes and sunsets: Mosteiro Beach is just one of many great photography locations on The Azores. The Azores is a Portuguese archipelago of nine volcanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean.  Europe lies to the west (about 1,500km from Lisbon) and North America lies to the east (about 4,000 km to New York).  I explored two of […]

Travel Tips: The Azores, Portugal

(Moon rising over Pico Mountain) Perfect for photographers, hikers and general lovers of the great outdoors, the Azores offer a number of activities and highlights that seems out of proportion with the size and tranquillity of these picturesque islands. I have a confession to make.  If you mentioned the Azores to me six months ago, […]

Postcard from Sao Miguel, the Azores

Such is the paradox of time when travelling, that the twelve days I’ve spent in the Azores feels so much longer.  Last week I posted my ‘postcard’ from Faial and today it comes from Sao Miguel. Six months ago I hadn’t even heard of the Azores.  But after two weeks exploring two of the nine […]

Postcard from Faial Island, the Azores

A quick hello from Faial Island in the Azores, where I’ve just enjoyed a fantastic week with my camera in what is a fantastically diverse photography location.  Whales, dolphins, clear skies, a super moon, terrific light, picturesque countryside, interesting volcanic history, and an atmospheric marina in a tranquil and friendly environment. Big thumbs up for […]

Looking Ahead: Whale Watching in the Azores

(Humpback Whale, Antarctica) The Azores is reputed to be one of the best – and little known – locations for whale and dolphin watching. And I’m heading there next week to find out if it’s true. Until recently, my whale watching experience was sporadic and underwhelming. I’d looked out to sea on the Fleurieu Peninsula […]