These last few storms in California have been a massive wake up call for me to be a bit more prepared. I've traveled many places with hostile weather & been ready for it but typically became complacent upon returning home to a place with traditionally mild weather. But the last few days have left me & the family with no electricity, water and even access to our house at times for almost 4 days. On my street alone 20+ eucalyptus measuring from 80-120ft in length fell across the road into houses and power lines. It's a mixture of shallow rooted trees in oversaturated soil and gale force wind. In reality it's nothing compared to people that deal with this type of thing everyday. But I've taken it as a wake up call to never underestimate nature and hopefully be a bit more prepared. . The last time I saw this much rain in California it snowed right along the coast.
That's not an alien spacecraft, but very close to it 👽 Moeraki boulders are very strange rounded formations in New Zealand. Seems to be nonterrestrial to me. Danielkordan.com #newzealand#moerakiboulders#moeraki
Turner Lake as seen from a floatplane. At the north end of it Canada's highest freefalling waterfall, Hunlen Falls, plunges 401m/1316ft over a sheer rock face. I camped there, good memories from last summer.
who's up for a road trip? i'll bring the sour gummy worms 🙋🏻| just landed in the philippines! excited to explore the all different islands here for the next 10 days with @mangotours and @flypal #alwayssummerinthephilippines 🏝
I love this spot. There are almost no other tourists around, the water looks like this, the beach is pristine, and when the tide goes out, you can take a little boat out to this sand bar and get a little deserted island for an afternoon, then watch it disappear under the ocean again from the shore as the sun goes down. ILY, Tanzania (📷: @theworldpursuit)
Back in the big City and celebrating 4 years of dating @dante.vincent this weekend. It's been nothing short of adventurous, beginning with a chance meeting amongst friends on Valentine's Day that led to a first date over brunch in a place that has since closed and continued to the MET on President's Day before I left the USA and we had our 4th date in Paris. We celebrated yesterday with brunch at @locandaverde, ice cream at @morgensternsnyc and a new project making a journal of all our world travels. Wherever we roam, we always come back here. #newyorkornowhere
Oh, Africa, it's been too long and I'd forgotten that it's not just the place that I love so much, but the person who I am when I'm here. More laid back, present, and kind to myself and others. It makes me so comfortable in my own skin! A few months ago I got a few trolls commenting things like, I had a boxy ass, or I should be in the gym rather than traveling the world. Well here's my boxy body again! But this isn't for them, it's for me, and anyone else who doesn't always love her reflection. I've posted on the blog about my progress and struggles with staying healthy on the road, and the things that have worked for me (link in bio) what's the secret? Embrace and love what you have, stay active, and treat yourself right 💜
Another awesome place in New Zealand - Motukiekie beach. It's accessible only in low tide, and it's a starfish paradise! Did you notice this lovely starfish couple at foreground? Danielkordan.com #newzealand#motukiekie
Currently post-holing my way through physical therapy for a protruding disk in my lower back (recent ski accident). I'll be back out there soon, enjoy that snow for me in the meantime if you're out and about! ⛷✌🏼 @jacksonhole PC: @dyrlandproductions
It's usually the details that make a photo great in my eyes. Like this small thriving tree rooted to a steep 45deg rock face. Nature is by far my favorite artist... and the fact that we can experience it with our eyes, lungs, ears and hands is something that leaves me always grateful.
A rooftop tent, an open fire and whiskey. Camping with friends can't get any better than that. During my recent trip to New Zealand I teamed up with @JackDaniels_US to show you how #jacktravels. #fromlynchburg#ad
I continue New Zealand series with this shot I took in April. This month wonderland of Middle Earth shining with gold. Famous Wanaka tree but slightly differently composed. Danielkordan.com #newzealand#wanaka
Some things you just gotta see for yourself. Tokositna Glacier, Denali National Park. . When I shoot aerial photographs I prefer to be in a small plane with good window access or open door. The Cessna 172 is a personal favorite with its large open windows and overhead wing that make shooting down easy. When it comes to cameras.. the stabilized censor of the @sonyalpha A7II or A7RII has been my go to for working in tight spaces and windy conditions. I only bring two lenses a 16-35mm and 24-70mm and the shutter speed is typically higher than normal to compensate for vibration. The best secret to success is a good pilot 😉👌🏼 @prana @goalzero
Translation: Our nations top spies don't know if Trump is for or against American interests. Assessment: As a matter of national security the American people need a committee setup to analyze Trump and the Russians. Action: Call our Senators & House members and request this committee: 202-225-3121. Remarks: There are still elements of Democracy in this Plutocracy - let us at least attempt to save them 🇺🇸 #treason
I haven't talked about it here but this winter has been a realllllly difficult one for a variety of business and personal reasons. As I sit in my home office continuing to try to put out fires and turn things around, I find myself wishing for the serenity of this moment on O'ahu's North Shore wearing my favorite dress by @freetomoveclothing, staring out at the ocean, which always calms me down. Life can't always be as good as it looks like it is on Instagram. And it's a problem in this space that too many people pretend it is. But sometimes, for a few fleeting moments, the ideal exists. Thanks for capturing this one, @dante.vincent ❤ #tbt
I love any time I can spend anywhere near horses and on the day we took a Jeep out from @fslanai, we saw horses roaming in a really large open field by a stable which stuck in my head and wouldn't leave. I wanted to be near those horses! So it was with tons of excitement that @dante.vincent and I got to @visitlanai by horseback with the Stables at Koele on our last day in Hawaii riding the same horses we'd seen roaming in the field a few days before. We'd just watched Shawshank Redemption as we were falling asleep in the evening and when Danté was paired with a horse named Red we both had stars in our eyes. Red lived up to his name and was amazing. I didn't get so lucky, my horse Cash only wanted to eat the whole time and because I love horses so much I couldn't bear trying to tell him not to do something that's in his nature to do. I just wanted to let him eat the whole time and never walk anywhere. But eventually we found a rhythm and saw the most beautiful parts of the island with our guide Joel, who of course wears a Hawaiian shirt with his cowboy hat. 😍 We rode through pine forests where the morning dew clung to the needles and looked like diamonds as the sun hit, we found an overlook with sweeping views all the way to Lāna'i City and we were able to spot both Molokai and Maui because the air was so clear. We also learned about the days when the island was only used to grow pineapples, or to raise cattle and how residents are now trying organic farming. We were both sad when the stable appeared through the trees and we knew it was time to say goodbye. If you find yourself on Lāna'i, give our love to Red! 🐴 #lethawaiihappen#visitlanai
When I was young I thought the word environmental activist was reserved for older men wearing short khaki shorts, fanny packs & binoculars romping around the wilderness after they had retired. I was way wrong. . The truth is that really anyone can speak for the environment simply by what we share & post everyday. Is the new era of conservationists kids armed with cell phones?.. probably not.. but using these platforms as a pulpit to preach what you love is a step in the right direction.
Milford Sound is my favorite place in New Zealand. I can stroll there for hours in search of composition. It's sense of wilderness about this place. Like prehistoric times, it seems like a dinosaur will appear at the corner. But eventually it's only kaka bird that tries to eat your backpack while you busy with a camera :) Danielkordan.com #newzealand#milfordsound#milford#lucroit
The strongest dream of one travel to New Zealand is to see legendary Mount Cook. This morning the top was completely covered with clouds, and only with the first glimpse of sun we got lucky to see the very tip of the Mountain. Danielkordan.com #newzealand#mountcook#lakepukaki
Mount Hunter sneaks above a thin layer of fog. Hunter is the third highest mountain in the Alaska Range. Although its summit is lower than Denali it has seen way fewer ascents and is considered a much more difficult climb. . For those looking to join me on a photography workshop this year I just released a few new dates. Everything from a 1 day beginner class to post processing to a full on 8 day expedition in Greenland. Link in bio - or www.chrisburkard.com/workshops
Jumping on a plane to head to Tanzania tomorrow but I can't tell you how much I really enjoyed fully immersing myself in the winter and the snow this year. I used to think that an endless summer was where it's at but now I see the light! Still, can't wait for some warmth, animals, and that beautiful big African sun. See you on the other side (of the world) (📷: @backpackersteve)
During the week of St. Valentine there are few places more on my mind than Paris since it's one of the most romantic cities in the world for me and the location of my fourth date so many years ago with @dante.vincent after we met on Valentine's Day! So I'm thrilled to be taking over the @preferredhotels Instagram account today and tomorrow to share more of Paris with you on behalf of myself and my co-founders in the @thefrancophiles. On our account we aim to share much more of France than just its most famous city, we're a community sharing a global guide to all things French and all the places you can indulge your love of all things French. But even we cannot deny the draw the City of Light has on all who have visited and have yet to visit. I hope you will follow along mes amis and enjoy what's to come. Merci. 🇫🇷
Late October deep in Denali National Park. If I could pick a favorite month it would easily be October. The wildlife are abundant as they prepare for winter, (more Grizzly & wolf sightings than I can count) the landscape is alive with color and the auroras are just starting to become active. The single best part of fall season is that with colder temperatures mean less human sightings 😉
When you @visitlanai, whether you're staying at @fslanai or elsewhere, do yourself a favor and have lunch at VIEWS which is adjacent to the golf course of Four Seasons. Not only are the drinks refreshing and the food sublime, it's the views of the island that oh-so-appropriately give the restaurant its name that are worth showing up for. You don't need a reservation and there are plenty of tables with the same excellent view so even if it is busy you should have the same wonderful afternoon we did. This particular view shows the resort itself, way down below and on the left. It's next to the beach that both locals and visitors have access to, it's a great spot for sunset since it faces west. However it's that little outcrop of rock almost in the middle of the photo to the right of the palm tree, that is the highlight for most visitors. Known as Pu'u Pehe, or Sweetheart Rock, legend has it that a young warrior named Makakehau fell in love with Pehe to such an extent that when he laid eyes on her his eyes would mist giving him his name; because Maka means eyes and Kehau means mist. He took her to a sea cave at the base of the rock stack and hid her so no other man could lay eyes on her but during a storm when he was away, she tragically drowned. Stricken with grief he managed to climb with her body to the top of the rock where he buried her and laid a memorial to her, then jumped to his death in the crashing surf 80 ft below. Since that's so tragic, I prefer to concentrate on trying to spot the pod of spinner dolphins that like to visit the cove!! 🌴🌊 #lethawaiihappen @gohawaii #visitlanai
A few weeks ago a friend of mine who has been to over 100 countries told me that he funded his trip to Argentina with @grabrinc, a new global travel community that helps people #travelmore and make $$ on-the-go, by delivering items to shoppers en route! I had no idea that was possible, but it's genius! Have you tried it? Link in my bio to find out more! (Plus, at the moment they are giving away a trip to Bali! You're automatically entered for all grabs delivered between now and April 30) Happy travels! #sp
Ok I thought I was ready to be back in NYC after the serenity and quiet of Hawaii but I think this city girl got TOO used to that quiet because I didn't remember just how noisy the City is!!! That's another reason I'm loving spending tonight at the #bosestore testing out their full range of noise canceling headphones and their awesome home theater products. I've never been one for wearing my @bose around the city, saving them instead for all my plane rides, but tonight I demoed a pair that I could totally sport on the subway or while going to and from meetings. They are inconspicuous and have this awesome setting that allows you to dial up or down the noise canceling. They're called Quiet Control 30 and man do I wish they could come home with me even though I just got a set like the ones I'm wearing in this photo 😜 Oh if only birthdays lasted all month.... 🙏🏼 And yes, this is an #ad but the words are still mine as always. Thanks for letting me play around with all your products tonight, Bose! 💛
I can't think of a greater resource than that of Open Space. The ability to explore it for no other reason than to just see what's there is easily my favorite pastime. . Navigating crevasses on the Ruth Glacier, AK.
I still have latergrams to share from Hawaii! I took this during one of our most fun days on @visitlanai when we borrowed a Jeep from @fslanai so we could explore the island on our own. It's an option open to all guests and it allowed us to visit Lāna'i City, to see stunning views of Molokai and Maui and to find this stretch of beach which is called Shipwreck. Aptly named, it's due to the powerful currents and numerous reefs in the Kalohi Channel between Molokai and Lāna'i which has seen many a shipwreck occur since the first documented ship to sink here in 1824, the British vessel "Alderman Wood." The hull you see in the distance that is most commonly thought to give this eight mile stretch of beach its name is the decaying remains of the World War II Liberty Ship, made of concrete, and placed there on purpose. Only accessible via 4WD, here the sand is white, the water is crystal clear and we didn't see more than a few other people for hours. There were times, like I referenced in my last photo from Lāna'i, that I felt as if we were on our own private island discovering it for ourselves. Not on one of the eight major islands of the USA's 50th state! The reason I love experiences like this so much is that I think they help jumpstart the passion for travel and exploration that first drove me to do what I do. To try and encourage other people to want to know and understand places that are different from their homes. Even if it's only trying to understand a place you thought you knew, but now aren't sure about, in my opinion traveling will never cease to be important! I'm so grateful I get to share places like the island of Lāna'i with you; small but worth going out of the way for! 🌊 #lethawaiihappen#visitlanai
A little taste of home with the palm trees at the highest hot tub in the Alps - they have a rocking full moon party here too, and you can ski back down to the moonlight after! #davosklosters#inlovewithswitzerland (📷: @backpackersteve)
This night was very strange for us at Tekapo lake in New Zealand. Weather could change from rain to clear sky in a moment. We had only few minutes to capture the milky way. The dreamshot was to have lupines and church of good Shepherd. But strong wind forced us to seek for different compositions. Danielkordan.com #newzealand#tekapo#laketekapo
We loved this spot with lupines at Pukaki lake so much that decided to return next morning. And we weren't disappointed! Crazy rainbow appeared just at sunrise. This is a panoramic photo made with d810 + 14-24 nikkor + #lucroit gnd soft 3 stop. Danielkordan.com #newzealand#lupines#lakepukaki#pukaki
Before the Supermoon got into peak position @garrison_rowland just sat there motionless on the high-line for about 45 minutes waiting.... balancing. My hair on the back of my neck was raising.. im fully sweating.. hoping my camera settings were correct & I was in the right position. But every minute that went by the Moon slowly lowered & camera had to be adjusted accordingly. Over 1 mile of cactus filled desert stood between me & the high-line. Every inch the Moon moved toward the horizon meant I had to move farther and find higher ground. . Want the full story behind one of my favorite photos? Check my profile link 👌🏼
Arrived home from Hawaii to find my birthday continues with the gift of a new pair of headphones from @Bose waiting on my doorstep!! Alas, if only there was someone to unpack for me too 😉😜 I'll be headed to the #bosestore at the Oculus on Feb 11 for a special concert experience and the chance to check out all their new products. Please follow along that day as I live post to my Stories. As always I only endorse brands I already am a customer of and this is awesome timing since I managed to leave my old Bose headphones behind on our second plane ride. I blame it on the jet lag and I'm so grateful for partnerships like this, that come at just the right time. 🙏🏼 #ad
It's hard to wrap your head around this place. The more you see, the more you realize how little you've seen. Random features that in any other place would be some huge, notable mountain are just nameless points somewhere along a nearly 300 mile long canyon. Distance becomes meaningless, time becomes irrelevant, and life, although being lived in one of the most rugged and complex landscapes in existence, becomes unbelievably simple. And that's exactly why we keep coming back. #protectwhereweplay
I was trying to explain to a friend tonight why her family should @visitlanai and one of the reasons that didn't occur to me at the time, but that I realized when looking back through my photos, is that my beloved sunsets, which we experienced many times on every Hawaiian island we visited, were different on Lāna'i. I enjoyed being part of a crowd watching the sun set from Waikiki on Oahu and on Maui with a cocktail in hand but only a few other adults at @fsmaui's Serenity Pool, it was a different kind of special experience equally as nice. What made Lāna'i so memorable is that we pretty much had this sunset to ourselves. It's a small island without very many residents and with a relatively low visitor number. Once in a while this made us feel like we were explorers finding a new place for the first time. It matters not that we weren't. Since we were there to work and not to vacation, any moments that felt this special made the work seem less like work, and more like a once-in-a-lifetime privilege. Whether you're considering visiting for work or for pleasure, I can't recommend Lāna'i highly enough! 🌅🌴 @gohawaii #lethawaiihappen#visitlanai 📸 I captured this moment with my Sony RX1 RII gifted to me by @focuscamera.
Let's chill out (or warm up?) from cold Antarctica vibes and recall my November New Zealand tour at south island. We found incredible fields of lupines there. I'd like to share the beauty of spring New Zealand paradise with you in upcoming posts. Danielkordan.com #newzealand#lupines#pukaki#teanau#tekapo
For our last stop in Hawaii we took a ferry from Maui, out of Lahaina, to the small island of Lanai; and from one @fourseasons paradise to another, the minute I walked through the multi-storied lobby of @fslanai to see this, I fell in love with the property just like I had at Four Seasons on Maui. The pool area feels like a "garden of eden" with so many flowering plants and trees that I discovered a new one every time I walked through and enough hidden cabanas and hammocks to give you a new one to try on every day of your stay. There are places to relax where all you will see is the pool, or the ocean, or a wall of green and of course there are birds chirping in the swaying palms overhead that combined with the sounds of the nearby ocean are the only backdrop you need for the purest relaxation. We had just three nights to experience the resort and the island but I already knew in this moment that wasn't going to be nearly enough, we'd only be scratching the surface.... 🌺 #lethawaiihappen @gohawaii #visitlanai
You haven't been sledding until you've been night sledding in Davos, Switzerland. It was like Mario Kart on snow. I seriously didn't know when I was going to go straight off the track or just crash into a wall of snow. Which I did. Four times 😂 despite the purple bruise on the back of my knee it was awesome! Check the Instagram story! Oh, and here's a photo of calmer times in the morning while snowshoeing #davosklosters#inlovewithswitzerland (📷: @backpackersteve)
"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” One of my favorite quotes from John Muir. Have you ever been nordic skiing before? It’s a lot more fun than I first thought it would be. Very peaceful. Exploring some of the 40+ miles of trails at @lonemountainranch. ••••••••••••••••••••• @YellowstoneCountry #yellowstonecountry
There were so many wonderful moments at @fsmaui like my birthday couples massage @dante.vincent & I experienced in the oceanside hale with the sound of the waves in the distance, or the AMAZING steak dinner at DUO and the fun we had catching up with @kelleyferro. But none of those moments photographed quite as well as this moment did, at the adults-only serenity pool after we'd finished work for the day. The heat of the setting sun was warming my face and the cool cocktail in my hand was refreshing after the long day of filming, the water was just the right temperature, in the distance was Lanai which we'd be visiting next, birds chirped overhead in the swaying palm trees.... it was all the elements of a perfect tropical vacation, so relaxing, so zen. I always find it hard to sum up wonderful experiences that have a lot of depth to them in just one photo but this image comes close. Thank you for capturing the moment, Danté ❤#LetHawaiiHappen #visitmaui
Oh hey, Swiss Alps. I'm on a mission to find the best winter destinations and I have to say, skiing here today was a powdery dream! How often do you have lunch in a cute little hut with a view like this? #davosklosters#inlovewithswitzerland (📷: @backpackersteve)
Last week I worked with @amnesty and @ogilvymather on a #takeaction campaign, filming refugees in Kakuma camp in Kenya as they responded live to tweets from around the world. Here is Leila, a refugee from Somalia. @realdonaldtrump @magnumphotos
From an underwater adventure to one that was both above and below water, this photo is from our excursion with @sailtrilogy. We departed from Maalaea Harbor on Maui bound for Molokini with calm water and great visibility so that even though we weren't on a dedicated whale watching tour, we were still able to see more than a dozen instances of whales breaching in the waters between Maui and Lāna'i. We stopped twice to Snorkel or Snuba, first at Molokini and then at what has become known as "Turtle City" just off the coast, not far from Wailea on Maui. It's known as such because of how often turtles are spotted there and because of how many call that water home. My favorite thing that happened that day: @dante.vincent was able to get footage of turtles swimming underwater and whales can clearly be heard calling to each other in the background!! It was a great morning and afternoon, such a lovely way to #lethawaiihappen. 🐠 #visitmaui
This is what you see when you drive around the bend heading to @bigskyresort in Montana… the majestic pinnacle of Lone Peak! You can ski and snowboard almost everything visible. Wide groomers, powdery tree runs, or crazy steep chutes that will make your heart race with adrenaline. 🏂☃️ ••••••••••••••••••••• @YellowstoneCountry #yellowstonecountry
Last week I worked with @amnesty and @ogilvymather on a #takeaction campaign, filming refugees in Kakuma camp in Kenya as they responded live to tweets from around the world. Here is Amina, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. @realdonaldtrump @magnumphotos
Honu!! (That's turtle in Hawaiian.) 🐢 Our time at @fsmaui has been really special and one of my favorite things we've done was the early morning "Scooter Snorkel" yesterday, right from the beach at the resort. No boat ride needed! They partner with @mauiunderseaadventures and you swim out with a dive photographer who also happens to know more about the ocean and its residents than an encyclopedia could hold. Then you spend an hour zipping around the ocean like Bond, in the case of @dante.vincent, or a Bond Girl if you're me 😉 Because the "Scooter" has a motor, you can move through the ocean more rapidly than you would moved only by your own energy and fins, so you don't need more than an hour to see basically the whole reef that rings the resort's cove. And you can stop anytime you need to, letting the "Scooter" bob with you in the water since it's as buoyant as we are. Jay was an excellent guide, naming everything we saw and even diving down to borrow things we could hold that wouldn't be harmed by us doing so. Most importantly, he helped us understand how to love the ocean in the right way, without harming it, or anything that lives in it. 🐠 #lethawaiihappen#visitmaui 🐢 Photo courtesy: Jay Kuhlman of Those Guys Dive Co. for Maui Undersea Adventures
On my birthday, @dante.vincent & I spent the day filming for @gohawaii at @oofarm. This completely organic farm, and then some, supplies a restaurant and two coffee shops on Maui from a beautiful area called Kula. Not open to the public for normal business hours like the nearby lavender farm, instead O'o Farm offers tours that allow you to choose and harvest your own salad greens that combined with several other courses, all equally organic, make for a bespoke dining experience that was the perfect birthday lunch for someone like me who would prefer to only eat fresh from farms and gardens if my lifestyle allowed it. I also enjoyed learning about the coffee they grow to roast and sell on island as well as the fruit trees, the chickens and bees. With the stunning views of Maui and the ability to BYOB my current favorite rosé by @hoopesvineyard, it was a birthday lunch to remember forever and one I'm sure I won't be able to repeat easily. I highly recommend this tour if you appreciate understanding where your food comes from or if you have an interest in knowing more about the type of food production that is likely to replace the sugar cane industry on the island of Maui. Or...if you just really want an incredible meal. So far I think this was the best dining experience we've had during this trip to Hawaii! 🌱 🍷#LetHawaiiHappen #visitmaui
On every trip to Hawaii I've ever taken, I've seen this turquoise blue, globe-like bottle with vodka in it being sold everywhere and always wondered what the story was because the bottle was so unusual! So it was fun to visit @oceanvodka this week with @dante.vincent to finally learn their story. Shay Smith founded the company in Kahalui in 2005 and in 2012 moved to a 100% USDA-certified organic farm with over 80 acres and a stunning view of Maui, which is where we visited for a distillery tour. Shay and his now 30 employees start with deep ocean mineral water that begins 2,000 years ago [give or take] in Greenland before making its way around the world, passing by Hawaii in one of the world's most extensive ocean currents. They combine that water with the pure juice from sugar cane, not molasses, and through distillation they make vodka and now rum as well. Of the 100+ varieties of sugar cane known worldwide, Shay and company grow 25 on the farm. They're doing it in partnership with the University of Hawaii, to preserve a crop that was set to all but disappear from the islands when the last crop was harvested for the process of making sugar on Maui, at the end of 2016. I loved our tour guide Earl, formerly a Craft Cocktail master, who told us his recipe for the perfect daiquiri and the story behind the bottle that first caught my eye years ago. Shay modeled it after the Japanese fishing floats that are found all over Hawaii, simply tilting the glass globe to the exact angle of the rotation of the earth. Next time you see it for sale, know it's not just an unusual bottle. There's a whole lot of heart that goes into it AND it's a simply terrific vodka. 💙 #lethawaiihappen#visitmaui
This is why I love Montana in the winter. No lift lines and epic snow! Had a great day riding through the trees at @BridgerBowl. Anyone else enjoying the snow this season? 🏂 ••••••••••••••••••••• @YellowstoneCountry #yellowstonecountry
I'm excited to announce that I'm joining #teampowerbar this year and supporting their #cleanstartpledge! My pledge this year is to try to improve my form when skiing. Growing up racing, I used to focus heavily on my form. But after switching to backcountry skiing nine years ago, I can tell that I've let a few things slip. Time to crack down! Submit your own pledge for improvement through the link in my bio. PC: @dyrlandproductions
NOW is the time to ORGANIZE, AGITATE and RESIST. Please do not let expect others, our leaders or whoever, to do this for us, WE have to be out there IN THE STREETS. This is the history of real change in America. To muslim and christian friends from muslim lands (entrance priority?? wtf): We want you to enter America, we love you but are being held hostage by an insane person. As I reluctantly leave the USA for a couple weeks (if I was home in Brooklyn I would be at JFK airport NOW joining the protest), please keep the words of John Lewis, Civil Rights legend in mind: "There comes a time when you have to be prepared, to literally put your physical body in the way to go against something that is evil, unjust, and you prepare to suffer the consequences. But whatever you do, whatever your response is, is of love, of kindness." The time is NOW. YES WE CAN, YES WE WILL.
The incredibly beautiful & desolate Negev desert! Stoping to enjoy the view of Yamin Wadi while hiking part of the Israel National Trail in 90 degree heat. Have you ever hiked in a desert before? ••••••••••••••••••••• #israelnationaltrail#hikingadventures
Sunrise at Kawah Ijen volcano in Java, 2013. I started the trek alone at 2 AM after hopping off of an ojek, or motorbike taxi, and hiked in with the stars so that I could see the famous blue flames of this volcano in all of their glory. Men were carrying 50 kg loads of yellow sulfur up and down the volcano in the moonlight, and when I reached this summit it was just me and a French guy who watched as the sun came up. He took my picture to remember it by - he said he liked to take portraits of people he met during his journey. In the the highlight reel of my life, this morning would definitely make an appearance.
I'll never forget this monk in Sukhothai, the ancient capital of Thailand. As I got closer to the platform I noticed him taking a photo of me, so I took out my camera and took a photo of him taking a photo of me. We both laughed and then took a photo together!
Hiking through the wind-swept deserts of… Greenland? The world’s largest island surprised me with it’s diversity. There’s a lot more to #greenland than snow & ice! ❄️☃️ ••••••••••••••••••••• #hikingadventures#arcticcircletrail
Yesterday evening, I pulled into the parking lot of a frequently visited Teton overlook to see a couple feeding this fox m&ms out their car door. I informed them that feeding wildlife is very damaging the the animals natural behavior and causes them to become reliant on humans for their food. They didn't care and went right back to videoing the fox with their phones. After they left, I watched the fox run up to every new car that pulled into the parking lot to sit right outside the car door and beg for food like a dog. THIS IS NOT OK. Though I enjoyed getting to see this beautiful animal (and take photos of him from a distance with my zoom lens), I would have much rather not seen him and have him still behave like the wild animal he's supposed to be. Please be conscious of the impact we have on the natural world and respect wildlife by not feeding them.
"Wooosh, whoosh, yeah, whooosh, hahaha, whooosh, ungh, whooosh, whoosh, woooo!" Just in case you've never skied fresh pow and are wondering what it's like. 😜⛷@jacksonhole Thanks for the photo and for accompanying me on this adventure @dyrlandproductions!
The yellow wooden fishing cabins of Sakrisoy Rorbuer in Norway's Lofoten Islands. Winter on the islands is a wonderful time for photography, due to the sun low on the horizon most of the day, snow-capped mountains, and epic sunsets/sunrises that last for hours. Check out my article on the blog to learn more! (video too) ••••••••••••••••••••• ✅ LINK IN BIO ✅ ••••••••••••••••••••• #sonya7rii#norway🇳🇴
Let there be [green] light! This week we fired up the lights and started testing green screens and the model mover. Next week, we're putting the camera on the motion control machine and shooting test sequences. This might sound like gibberish but by shooting models with a green screen behind it, you can separate them from the background and then superimpose the isolated model onto a video. #moviemountain
With temperatures in the range of -10F to -20F these last couple of days, my mind can't help but wander to this day at my favorite Belizean waterfall, where the temperature was literally 100F warmer than it is where I am today. Whew! @TravelBelize #visitbelize Thanks for the snap mom!
I'm a few weeks from wrapping up a #vanlife book with @BDLEV. Want to be a part of the book? I am looking for submissions old and new of vans and other campers. Have a shot of your set up of one you've seen on the road? Shoot me a dm with your photo or photos!
The last rays of the day giving light to guide us home for the night. Evenings like this in the mountains allow the mind to drift far away, yet be more focused on the present moment than you've ever felt. @TheNorthFace #thermoball#sp