In Pictures: Northern Lights in Abisko, Sweden

I feel hypnotised, captured in a moment where time is standing still, the seductive dance above me the only movement in an otherwise frozen environment. My eyes follow the green shadow moving across the sky, mesmerised by its constantly changing shape, each twist and turn morphing into the next. The aurora borealis is dancing above […]

Postcards from Rwanda: Gorillas and Beyond

Many foreigners associate Rwanda with two things – mountain gorillas and the 1994 genocide. But the attractions of this small land-locked country in East Africa extend beyond tracking the world’s largest primate in its natural habitat. And whilst the genocide is an unforgettable chapter in the country’s history, Rwanda is now considered one of Africa’s […]

Exploring East Greenland: Reflections at the end of Nordvestfjord

I sit down and lean back against a rock, letting the bright sun warm my cold face. I close my eyes and soak up the silence that is broken only by the crackling of ice, a sign of life from the ice-choked fjord in front of me. In the otherwise tranquil setting, the sound is […]

Exploring East Greenland: Sunrise & Icebergs at Scoresby Sund

In the low light of dawn, large shadows drift silently on the water, their rugged shapes adding an element of drama to an otherwise tranquil setting. I step out on deck and am greeted with a silence that dominates the moment: a loud, thunderous, deafening absence of sound. There is a chill in the air […]

Exploring East Greenland: Light on Segelsällskap Fjord

I have one eye on my dinner plate and one eye on the window, battling a conflict of interest that is becoming a daily challenge. If I’m being honest though, it’s really no contest. I push my plate aside, ignoring the slight hunger that remains in my stomach and excuse myself from the table. I […]

Exploring East Greenland: Introduction at Warming Island

  “If conditions are favourable, we will attempt a pre-breakfast zodiac cruise. I will wake you at 5am”. Our expedition leader’s announcement of the next day’s plan is met with a predictable gasp of dread from a small number of passengers who are mentally weighing up the pros and cons of such an early start. […]

Remote, Rugged, Wild and Spectacular: This is East Greenland

I look out the window as the rising sun creates warm reflections on the glass-like water. As I step out on deck however, a bitter wind reminds me that I am in a land of extremes and I rub my hands together in a futile attempt to feel warmer. The vast and dramatic landscape that […]

Postcards from New Zealand’s South Island

New Zealand’s spectacular landscape and outdoor attractions have been calling out to photographers, hikers, naturalists and adventurers for decades.  And since the immortalisation of these natural highlights in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, more and more travellers have been heading south to experience it for themselves. Earlier this year I finally joined them and discovered […]

In Pictures: Sunset at the Avenue of Baobabs, Madagascar

A short drive from Morondava on Madagascar’s west coast, is a tree-lined dirt road of such natural and unique beauty, it has been recognised as the island’s first officially protected natural monument. It is called the Avenue of the Baobabs. It is one of the most visited and photographed sites in Madagascar. And it was […]

Top 20 Landscape Photos of 2015

I started by reflecting on the destinations I’ve travelled to this year, I followed up with a countdown of my top 20 wildlife photos and I continue today with my favourite landscape photos taken on my travels this year. Yes – I’ve joined the bandwagon and am reflecting on the ‘year that was’! 20. Windy […]

Stunning Wildlife, Culture and Landscape of Kenya, Madagascar and Ethiopia

When I arrived in Africa four months ago, I planned to update my blog from Kenya, Madagascar and Ethiopia on a regular basis. It didn’t quite go to plan. In fact, I’ve only shared five posts over a period of seventeen weeks. So what happened? Africa happened. I shouldn’t be surprised. My first experience on […]

Finland in Pictures: A Lake and a Sunset in Kajaani

I start the day in a taxi, the morning rush hour turning what should be a ten minute drive into a marathon.  I’ve taken this journey from my flat in North London to Paddington Station enough times to expect nothing less and feel more relaxed than the driver who is swearing and changing direction at every […]

10 Night Skies Worth Staying Outside For

A star filled sky is one of my favourite sights, as both a photographer and a traveller.  As a photographer, the creative opportunities are endless: different foregrounds, light painting, star trails, milky way shots, the list goes on.  As a traveller, the opportunity to gaze up at the stars takes me back to my childhood […]

10 Sunrises Worth Setting the Alarm For

When I was younger, a sunrise used to be something I accidentally stumbled across when it presented itself at the end of a really great party.  But as travel and photography becomes increasingly imbedded in my life, I find myself setting my alarm for an early rise more and more often.  There is something special […]

Patagonia in Pictures: Torres del Paine

Since arriving in Torres del Paine the previous day, cloud and rain had left much of the landscape to my imagination. But the clouds were beginning to clear and a highlight of the Patagonian landscape that had previously been obscured was about to be spectacularly revealed. The weather conditions in Torres del Paine National park […]

In Pictures: Spert Island, Antarctica – A Dramatic Outdoor Iceberg Gallery

Towering rock arches, canyon like surroundings, a network of waterways and grounded icebergs: this is Spert Island and a dramatic introduction to the Antarctic Peninsula. A travel expedition to Antarctica is full of milestones and memorable “first” moments: the first zodiac cruise, the first landing, the first penguin sighting, the first rough day at sea, […]

Highlights of Iceland: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon was the location of my first ever iceberg sighting. I still remember that “wow factor” moment that overshadowed the waterfalls, geysers, black sand beaches, glacial mountains and volcanic landscape that had already convinced me Iceland was one of the most beautiful places in the world. But that was nearly three years ago […]

Bardarbunga Volcano Lights Up the Sky at Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland

When the Bárðarbunga volcano started erupting two weeks before I was due to fly to Iceland, I instantly feared the worst: a selfish panic that my flight and holiday might be cancelled. But not only did I arrive without delay, the erupting volcano provided one of the most unexpected and incredible sightings of my trip. […]

Photography Tips for Karijini National Park, Western Australia

Karijini, Western Australia’s second largest National Park, is a photographer’s playground.  Whether you are a traveller who takes photos or a photographer who travels, you will find yourself overwhelmed with inspiration and opportunities. But to get the most out of such a unique and dramatic location, a little preparation goes a long way. For travel […]

Earth Day 2014: Celebrating Nature Through a Lens

Earth Day 2014: Earth Day is recognised on 22 April each year to promote awareness and appreciation of the earth’s environment.  It inspires a number of activities across the world – from planting trees, collecting trash, participation in recycling and conservation activities, airing of environment related programs, festivals and rallies and petitions calling for stronger […]