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This season at Lofoten we were quite lucky with Aurora. Three nights in a row we witnessed crazy fireworks in the sky. So great to have happy people in the group with awesome memories of northern lights! Danielkordan.com #lofoten #nikon #norway #lofotenislands #ilovenorway #aurora #northernlights
INTRO TO THE COSMOS WITH THE PROFESSOR: SPACE PHILOSOPHY 101. @moviemountain x @krotchy #hotcarlsagan #thecosmos
First light.  The sun creeps slowly into the valley giving life to a new day. Our trip to Patagonia was eye opening in so many ways. Learning more about the efforts of the @tompkins_conservation was a highlight for me as we used technology to help tell a full circle story about how land preservation can create opportunities for future generations.  This image is a favorite from my trip while testing the Mavic Air drone. Today I am excited to be in NYC (despite lost bags & delayed flights) to speak at the launch event for @djiglobal . Thanks for letting me test such a unique piece of technology in such an otherworldly location.  #mavicair
What an adventure! I just wrapped up a Northern Thailand road trip and I’m mind blown by how much there is that isn’t on the tourist radar, starting with this Thai cenote. For real, this jungle sinkhole is in Thailand! We couldn’t find an English translation, but some things need no words. Just look at this crystal clear perfection! Blog post and YT video with info on how to get here coming right up!
To support those suffering in California from the Thomas Fire & Montecito Mudslides I have put together a collection of my favorite California photographs I’ve shot over the years. 100% of the profit from Print sales goes to aid in the relief efforts of these natural disasters & those affected. .  To see the entire collection visit www.ChrisBurkard.com or my bio link. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ #everylittlebithelps
I'm so excited to return to Patagonia in April this year. It's autumn time in Patagonia with golden, red foliage, sugar loaf mountains and icy mornings. Come along and join my hiking photo tour this year, 16-22 April: check link in bio.  #patagonia #argentina #chalten #fitzroy
My first real Patagonia sunrise was written down on a list of experiences never to forget. What’s on your list?
Ever since this moment, I’ve been dreaming of walking barefoot here again. In October I’m taking a few girls who love adventures and animals to Namibia, Botswana, and Victoria Falls! Want to come? Half the spots have already sold but that means we still have some left! All accommodation in gorgeous safari lodges plus food, local transport and amazing activities like flying over the Okavango Delta are all included. And of course, plenty of photography tips from me so that you come home with amazing photos. Click the link in my bio for the full itinerary and to sign up. As always, questions are welcome!
Each melting iceberg holds a little bit of mystery in its shape. For every crack, serration, arch, cave and pool we find on the surface, a bit of the story of how it came to be unfolds. Maybe it dragged itself across a rock, flipped over and over, collided with another larger berg... or simply melted during the midnight sun. I love studying these shapes. Theories?
A Guanaco & it’s young Chulengo take a moment to examine us atop a windy ridge in Parque Patagonia. It didn’t matter how high or remote you climbed, if there was grass, a Guanaco would be there. To survive in this harsh terrain these animals have to be resilient. We silently watched this family eat for hours as males fought over mating territory. I’m excited to finally be able to share more of my experience in this park and the conservation efforts by the @tompkins_conservation in the following weeks. •  @renan_ozturk @kristine_tompkins @jamesqmartin
My 10 day canoeing adventure into Minnesota’s Boundary Waters! ๐Ÿ›ถ •••• Last summer I went canoeing, camping, and fishing in the Boundary Waters wilderness area with my father and sister. We had a wonderful time enjoying nature and traveling through the forest. A nice break from being online! How do you like to unwind? ——————————————— To see the full video, photos, and learn more about our trip, check out the link in my profile. ——————————————— โœ… LINK IN BIO โœ… #bwca | #boundarywaters | #minnesota ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ . . . #wildernessculture #beautifuldestinations #wanderout #tourtheplanet #earthofficial #travelawesome #alphacollective #theglobewanderer #discoverglobe #fantastic_earth #wonderful_places #earthfocus #nationalforest #northcountry #campinglife #canoeing
On first glance it’s just a photo of a city. New York City. Look closely and you’ll see so much more in the crowd that’s filtering through this intersection in Manhattan. It was taking some of the most rewarding photos of my life in this city yesterday, that’s brought me back! ๐Ÿ’— Raise your hand if you were also present yesterday somewhere in the world for #womensmarch Or were you marching here in New York? #womensmarchnyc #womensmarch2018 I focused on taking photos, interviewing people and sharing live on Twitter as I got to know as many people as possible, taking as many portraits as possible. And I published photo essays on my blog as well as @medium in case you’d like to see what the March was about. #linkinprofile of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ’— Thank you for all the kind comments on my last post. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ What have you been up to while I was taking a break?
Golden hour vibes ๐ŸŒž it’s amazing revisiting Thailand, truly the land of smiles. • • • • • On another note, much love and respect to the women around the world who marched yesterday. I honor and stand with all of you. I couldn’t participate from where I am, but I did a little march of my own to Thailand’s 3rd tallest mountain today ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
Even when the sun is out of sight, it makes its presence known.
Even when surrounded by all the beauty in the world there are moments while traveling that can feel incredibly lonely. Mostly when I know I have loved ones at home I had to leave behind. I sat down this week & talked about how I cope with these experiences & others while working on the road for long stretches of time with my friend Rachel @yoga_girl as apart of her Podcast series. For anyone who wants to learn more about balancing travel, family, work & some thoughts on conservation... check it out. . Link in Bio or here: apple.co/2fLgfD5
it doesn’t matter how many times i visit this place, it somehow always blows my mind ๐Ÿคฏ | one of my favorite parts about hiking and traveling is being able to share the experience with others. seeing that feeling of wonder that people have when they see something for the first time reminds me why i travel in the first place and is one of my favorite things to witness. here’s @coletterobinson taking it all in! . . . #wildernessculture #tlpicks #awesomeearth #aroundtheworldpix #viaparadise #beautifuldestinations #wanderout #wonderful_places #tourtheplanet #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #alphacollective #discoverglobe #fantastic_earth #places_wow #wonderful_places #earthfocus #awesome_globepix #bestvacations #awesome_photographers #awesome_earthpix #ourplanetdaily #earthpix
Lady Aurora finally danced for us last night at Lofoten! So incredible when people see and photographed it for the first time in their lives. Happy like kids. This night we also stay alerted! Watch my stories to follow my photo workshop at Lofoten islands! I took this collection of images in various years of my guiding at Lofoten. Danielkordan.com #lofoten #lofotenislands #aurora #northernlights #norway #nikon #arctic
It’s been so magical road tripping around northern Thailand. The friendliness has been amazing, and I’ve loved visiting places that seem to only be frequented by Thai tourists here. Check my insta stories today for a temple up in the sky and a Thai cenote. They both exist!
Many hands make light work. I’m fascinated by cultures where this proverb can come to life. Hard work is humbling and the need to support one another through it tends to transcend race, religion, sex and many of the other barriers we create in every day life.
One thing I find impossible: getting ‘templed out.” Thailand is full of them and they are all so unique and amazing!! This is Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest peak. #fromwhereidrone #djimavicpro
Lofoten islands are especially beautiful in cold Arctic weather. Especially I love to photograph at Arctic beaches. You always have a variety of textures and foregrounds to play with.  Danielkordan.com #lofoten #lofotenislands #skagsanden #lucroit #nikon #gitzoinspires
just a casual roadside waterfall in one of my favorite little towns in switzerland. who’s been here before? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿซ | shot on @sonyalpha a7ii
Moving under the pressure of a breaking wave can be addicting. There is even an acoustic sound created can change depending on the ocean floors surface. Shot years ago in Tahiti w/@thetorpedopeople
Winter camping on Lake Winnipeg to simulate conditions for a North Pole expedition. Look at those stars! •••• I’m here for a polar expedition training course with professional explorer @elexplore and @citizenwatchus . Learning a lot about how to survive extreme cold-weather adventures! •••• Things like layering your clothing, how much food to pack, camping at below zero temperatures, pulling gear with a sled, and navigating in whiteout conditions. ——————————————— #mycitizen | #polartraining ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ . . . #wildernessculture #awesomeearth #aroundtheworldpic #beautifuldestinations #wanderout #wonderful_places #tourtheplanet #earthofficial #travelawesome #alphacollective #theglobewanderer #discoverglobe #fantastic_earth #wonderful_places #earthfocus #manitoba #lakewinnipeg #campinglife #wintersky
Finally after stormy days we see a glimpse of Arctic light today at Lofoten. Truly spectacular time when sun just rolls over horizon giving ever-changing light for several hours. That's a short in-camera timelapse I shot today with #nikon #d850 + #lucroit gnd soft 4 stop filter. Danielkordan.com #lofoten #norway #reine #gitzoinspires #lofotenislands
This photo makes me happy every time I look at it. Back at home now, but my mind is still here. The fairy forests of Montana were beyond magical after a heavy snow! ๐Ÿ’™โ„๏ธ @visitmontana #montanamoment  P.S. Thanks to those who have been inquiring about my health as of late. Still not certain about everything, but after seeing a few new doctors this week I think we are finally on the right track. :) PC: @mtn_michael . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag
For a moment I thought the Mountain was surfing a cloud.
If there is something I have learned about exploration it is that often the greatest journeys you ever take will be the internal ones. Deep inside yourself. In the end its not about the photos you took, waves you rode or the mountains you climbed... its about how the experience changed you & forged into somewhat of a better or different person. That process takes introspection, sometimes a lot of it. This is the time of year where I start to fill up notebooks & emails threads with potential expedition locations. Sometimes there is such little information that the planning process feels like I’m trying to decipher a hidden language. From tiny Russian Islands in the middle of nowhere to the ultra remote tip of South America & many desert landscapes in between, my list of places I want to explore has grown exponentially. I know I will never get to them all.. but one can always dream. I wonder what has been on your must explore list? • My next expedition will hopefully be this upcoming spring alongside my friends at @montblanc , a brand rooted in exploration for over 100 years. #spiritofexploration #sihh
Meanwhile in Thailand... got so many awesome adventures planned. Found some hidden gems. Stay tuned!
one of the most incredible arrays of colors i’ve ever seen from above ๐Ÿš
I’m now convinced that birds truly have the best view of anyone.
Class is in SESSION! The Stoned Ape Theory 101 with the Professor. Here’s the first of a series @krotchy and @moviemountain #terencemckenna #hominids #1000tonberylliumship
I’ve found that often right before the Ocean humbles you (in this case it was a waterhousing to the face & a wrestle with the reef) it typically shows you a beautiful perspective. It’s one of those rare places where things can be incredibly peaceful and almost hypnotic one second then total chaos the next. @nolecossart In India.  @prana
There is no better starscape than the desert night sky. It was Christmas and a quarter moon was taking place, so I set my alarm for midnight and was rewarded with this lovely sky after it set. I watched three shooting stars as I sat here, feeling so small. I miss the stars in big cities, and always love the reminder from the Milky Way that I’m just a tiny grain of sand in millennia and millennia, which is pretty freeing when you think about it, no? Where are your favorite star gazing spots? Journeyed here from LAX with @alamorentacar #alamodrivehappy #ad
While @dante.vincent has continued to share beautiful photos from our beginning of the year vacation in Rome, that I hope you’ll check out, I’ve continued to feel rattled every time I look at my camera roll. Having been robbed and then having had a difficult time with our AirBnB host with no support or kindness from @airbnb...and then sickness and loss of some jobs I’d had high hopes for, has left me feeling like a brittle leaf in a Fall wind. • I don’t know when I’ll be able to come back to this community with excitement and joy. But I know I will. Eventually. Since the month @instagram was founded this has always been my favorite  place online. The place I loved most. The place that was more like a true community for me than any other app or site. The place I was telling everyone else to come to because it was the best, long before it was as popular as it is now. • Keep my seat warm for me? I will be back. And maybe I’ll bring donuts.
it’s places like this that make you want to keep exploring ๐Ÿ’Ž @travelalberta #explorealberta | what’s most amazing about alberta in the winter is how the cold temperatures allow the landscape to completely transform. angles that i would never dream of being able to shoot in the summer are suddenly accessible and able to be explored. it’s like going to a whole new place
Time to hit the ice again! Waking up to a beautiful sunrise and cold temperatures (-16 F!) on Lake Winnipeg, where we've been training for arctic adventures w/ professional polar explorer @elexplore & @citizenwatchus. •••• The Promaster Altichron's integrated solar panel means you never have to worry about dead batteries during outdoor expeditions like this... โŒš๏ธโ˜€๏ธ ——————————————— #mycitizen | #polartraining | #promo ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ . . . #canada #manitoba #lakewinnipeg #campinglife #polarexpedition
A visual summary of a few of my favorite things.
Epic Lofoten islands during long winter sunset. I just adore the mood of Arctic and remoteness of this place. If you recall, several months ago we made a campaign against oil drilling at Lofoten. And great news came today. We won! Lofoten remain as pure as they used to be. Thanks everyone participating in the campaign. Btw, I still don't have time to process any photo from this trip, so enjoy older one.  #lofoten #lofotenislands #norway
A few weeks ago I was asked to come and take part in an ongoing project called @gatherfilm . We arrived over the weekend at the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona & at first I didn’t really know how I could help with the complicated issue of Native American food sovereignty. An issue that Gather Film has begun to tackle. But our goal was simple... share our knowledge of digital storytelling & photography to help empower native youth to tell their own stories. Our day centered around using cameras, iPads and mostly our voices to help share the importance of Native cooking with native ingredients. We watched as chef @nephi_craig made dish after dish (with the help of the kids) and taught us all how simple & healthy native cooking can be when you source your own food & try to grow as much as you can. His goal was to help liberate them from prepackaged & mass manufactured food that is not apart of their native diet ( or anyone’s for that matter)  As always I left learning more from them than they did from me. It was a day I will never forget... the idea that growing your own food & knowing your traditions can truly empower us as a people is something I will never take for granted. •  Thanks @taylorfreesolo for the invite. To follow more of this ever developing story please check out these feeds @renan_ozturk @forestwoodward @nephi_craig @gatherfilm  @apachefarmer  @gretacaruso  @shaandiin  @mrsanjayr
These are the wind caves in Anza Borrego State Park in California. It’s a lovely little hike out here past Split Rock and a bunch of other incredible rock formations on the way, ever-changing as you go. The hike takes place along a nice and flat sandy wash, though still great exercise since as any beach-goer knows, sand comes with its own set of challenges! Adventured out here with @alamorentacar my partner for adventures in the U.S. this year. #alamodrivehappy #ad
early morning commutes in the canadian rockies ๐Ÿ” @travelalberta #explorealberta
Whiteout conditions on Lake Winnipeg today! This weekend I’m in Canada learning about polar expedition training with professional explorer @elexplore while testing the abilities of the @citizenwatchus Promaster Altichron. •••• We were trying to get the hang of our layering techniques and keep warm in the windy, cold environment that’s very similar to the North Pole. •••• Check out my Instagram story to see what it’s like! ——————————————— #mycitizen | #polartraining | #promo ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
I've just arrived to Lofoten islands today. Northern Norway meets us with a slap of strong gales, a faint glimpse of Aurora tonight and incredible rays of first light during past 2 months of polar night darkness. So it's time to recall last year's calm mood in lovely Reine fjord where I head tomorrow with my group.  Danielkordan.com #lofoten #lofotenislands #norway #nikon #gitzoinspires
after taking a much needed hiatus from  working these past six months i am very excited to get back to shooting and speaking at events like this! if in bristol or nearby on february 6 come hang ๐Ÿค™ the work from fidel’s funeral cortege is coming in book form june 2018 #retweet @martinparrfdn #dontmiss A rare chance to see a Michael Christopher Brown artist talk and book signing - #martinparrfoundation, #bristol, 06 FEB - Michael Christopher Brown will talk #photography, Fidel Castro’s funeral cortege (photo above from series) & his seminal 2016 #photobook #libyansugar. For tickets click the link in the bio #michaelchristopherbrown
Anza Borrego at sunrise. It’s hard to find a more dazzling sky than in the desert. It’s like a layer cake of colors and on this morning, everything was painted pink. My bro and I woke up way before dawn to get out here, racing the sun as the sky lightened. We arrived just in time as the sun peeked over the horizon. This is an incredible little trip to take from LA or San Diego, picking up a car from my adventure partner @alamorentacar at the airport. #alamodrivehappy #ad (๐ŸŽถ: Bennu - Thornato)
California has sooo many insanely beautiful spots. I can’t believe that after growing up here, I’ve only seen such a small fraction of them! This Christmas, my brother and I headed out to Anza Borrego, just us out there, doing it a little differently. I don’t have a car at home anymore so I partnered up with @alamorentacar to see this gem in my home state! Did you know this state park was this incredible? #alamodrivehappy #ad (๐Ÿ“ท: my bro @aarontannenbaum)
Today I'm flying to Northern Norway to guide my Lofoten islands workshop. I'd like to give you a few tips how to shoot Aurora. If aurora is weak I setup 30 s, f/2.8, iso 2500 - 3200 - that's how this panorama was made If aurora is dancing I setup 6-15 s, f/2.8, iso 1600-3200 If aurora is dancing and the moon is full I setup 3-10 s, f/2.8 - f/5.6, iso 800-1600 basing on activity How to choose the shutter speed? It's like working with waterfalls: if you want aurora sharp and crisp with details, you should photograph on fast shutter speeds around 5 s. Focusing manually via live view (on star or the bright object, exposure simulation mode) of the scale on the lens on hyper-focal distance. Note that you shouldn't focus on optical infinity (for many lenses like 14-24 you need to step back a little). For most of the images I apply the focus stacking technique or the vertical panorama technique (refocusing in different frames). This serves for enlarging the DOF (apertures are really open, that shortens the DOF). For example, this photo is vertical panorama of 2 horizontal shots, 180 s, f/5.6 and iso 2500 for lower frame, and 30 s, f/2.8 and iso 3200 for upper one. It was very weak aurora. Although milky way is still visible during weak aurora. You can barely see it by your eyes, but camera captures it perfectly. Use a wide angle lens like 14 mm with aperture 2.8 to capture more light.  Best places to observe northern lights are at Lofoten islands, in Iceland, Finland and Sweden, north of Canada, Greenland and Russian Yakutia. I used #nikon #d810 for this photo #norway #aurora #northernlights #lofoten
I guess you never get tired of seeing these guys. Can’t wait for the chance to see it with my own eyes in Alaska in July! Join me for one week or two in the final frontier. Excited to see the spots already starting to go!  A few commonly asked questions about our trips (these also pertain to the Africa trip): 1) is there a single supplement? Nope! All rooms and tents (for the hiking week) are double occupancy and we’ll make sure you’re happy and comfortable — it’s a great chance to meet new people!  2) is all accommodation included? Yes!  3) What should I pack? I’ll send you a detailed packing list well in advance.  Any other questions please feel free to ask in the comments!
So fun to see this massive flock of pink flamingos erupt into flight over Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania! •••• This lake is a popular safari stop on the drive out to the Serengeti. We also saw elephants, giraffes, and even a baby leopard on the drive. •••• Thanks to @SoulOfTanzania for an amazing trip in Africa! ——————————————— #tanzania | #flamingos | #lakemanyara ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ . . . #wildernessculture #awesomeearth #aroundtheworldpic #beautifuldestinations #wanderout #wonderful_places #tourtheplanet #earthofficial #travelawesome #alphacollective #theglobewanderer #discoverglobe #fantastic_earth #wonderful_places #earthfocus #sonyalpha #sonya7rii #africawildlife #safari
frigid days and even colder nights - why would i leave california for this? alberta in the winter isn’t for the feint of heart but i wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. there’s something about braving these harsh conditions that allows me to appreciate the unique and stark beauty of wintertime in alberta all the more. coming from california, the rapid transformation of alberta’s lush landscape into a frozen tundra simply blows me away. nothing can escape winter’s grip as the ground is blanketed with snow and the waterfalls turn to ice. the crisp air and below freezing temperatures of winter are unforgiving, but the word epic doesn’t even begin to do this place justice. here’s a look into my trip to alberta with @jonathanbasiago last week! @travelalberta #explorealberta
Do you have any favorite books about Italy? Italo Calvino was a Cuban-born Italian writer and journalist. If you have not read any of his books, I challenge you to add them to your list. And be prepared to be sucked into a world that’s engrossing and fantastic. He died when I was a little girl but his words from ‘Invisible Cities’ and ‘If on a winter’s night a traveler’ brought the world alive for me in a way only a handful of other authors have. In particular while @dante.vincent & I were in Roma, I kept thinking of the quote, “You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.” Such a good one. So true of so many of my travels and the cities which I’ve been blessed to have explored. Oh and if you’re looking for other books about other parts of Italy, I read ‘The House at the Edge of Night’ on the plane ride to Roma and it was so good I could neither put it down nor go to sleep. I read till I finished it. Thank you for creating such a beautiful story @catherinebanner. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น • Photo taken with my @sonyalpha a7R II which I purchased last fall. If you’re looking to buy a camera in 2018, I highly recommend it and the RX1 RII. Sony does not sponsor me. #sonya7rii #sonyalpha #romaitalia #lovesroma #romacittaeterna #buongiornoroma #leadinglines #symmetrykillers
Skication with my person in Montana this week. It’s been a slow start to winter, but we finally got the goods - it’s nuking! More photos in today’s story. ๐Ÿ‚โ›ทโ„๏ธ @visitmontana #montanamoment
This is the gorgeous deadvlei, the only place on earth where you can see these acacia tree skeletons on a salt pan, surrounded by bright orange sand dunes. I'll never forget watching the sun rising over the dunes then visiting these trees! On my October women's tour to Namibia (and Botswana, and Victoria Falls), we'll be having this incredible experience and so many more. Link in bio for the full itinerary!
one of those moments i’ll be thinking about for years to come @travelalberta #explorealberta
I invite you to join my "Angels of Camargue" photo workshop, 4 – 8 July 2018. Check the link in bio. Camargue is a paradise for those who love nature and horses. We will interact with our own private group of horses and riders to photograph at some of the most stunning locations: sea shore with waves breaking in, sand dunes at sunset with backlight, green marshes, rivers and flooded infinite lake. You’ll enjoy sessions with horses at the most beautiful time of the day with experienced guides and riders: at sunrise and sunset. To join visit link in bio. Danielkordan.com #camargue #france #horses #nikon
I chuckled when @dante.vincent suggested I share one of the photos he took of me in Roma with a caption that simply said, • it me ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ • because it’s cute. Just like the sticker in @instagram Stories. BUT I never caption things that simply and when I try to, I can’t be even half as clever or witty as the least clever or witty person I know because I just wasn’t made that way. And I’m aware enough to be ok with that. To be ok with how I was made. To work to perfect the set of skills I do have. And the irony of being so often labeled an ‘influencer’ who is asked to share more photos or myself & be in front of the camera more, is that I never wanted that. I’ve only ever longed to be a working photographer who could pay her bills doing what she loved most. Taking pictures. Behind the camera. It being about me was always confined to simply being properly credited for photos. • So what I would have told you is that when you visit Roma, take some time to get coffee the Roman way. Please don’t go to a Starbucks. And when you do, either order your coffee and then drink it quickly by standing in the coffee bar or choose to sit at a table and know that will take longer + cost more. Table service isn’t the norm, it’s just one option. Danté & I were so glad to find our rented apartment was right around the corner from Sant’Eustachio il caffè, which is my favorite coffee shop in the city, so we started every morning there. Sometimes we stood inside, sometimes we sat outside and took our time. โ˜•๏ธ My friend @mondomulia recommends Roscioli Caffè as the best. So, now you have two options for when you visit @roma ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ˜Š #romaitalia #ralphlauren #sezaneaddict #santeustachioilcaffe #travelstyle #lovesroma #romacittaeterna #buongiornoroma
hate to burst your bubble but...๐Ÿ˜‰โ„๏ธ @travelalberta #explorealberta | the frozen methane bubbles are a one of a kind phenomenon that you have to see to believe. for this reason and so many more, alberta becomes a winter wonderland as the temperature drops. no matter the season, there’s just something special about this place
This wonderful woman is Narajah, of Tanzania’s Datoga tribe. Known for their blacksmithing talents, the Datoga produce knives, bracelets, and arrowheads out of aluminum & brass with a campfire kiln. ๐Ÿ”ช •••• Narajah’s husband has 7 wives. Each has her own house for raising their children. •••• We all sat down to ask each other questions. Apparently Narajah’s husband gave her 10 cows as a marriage gift. They asked @anna.everywhere how many cows I gave her. They weren’t impressed when they learned all she got was a cat! ๐Ÿ™€ •••• Thanks to @SoulOfTanzania for an amazing trip in Africa. ——————————————— #tanzania | #datoga | #lakeeyasi ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
This March I'll be guiding amazing Namibia tour with my friend @hougaard_malan_photography  Check his images in this series. If you'd like to join and visit all these beautiful locations, follow link in bio. Danielkordan.com #namibia
I never knew what it was like to be completely alone in nature, with nobody and nothing else around, until I went to Alaska. There's a reason why they call it the final frontier. Come play there with me this summer as we look for whales, climb on glaciers, and if you're game, a week of hiking in the backcountry. Link in bio for more!
Have you ever taken a photo of a place that for you came to define your memory of that place for years afterward? That made you think of that place almost only in the context of that photo? Or maybe it wasn’t a photo, maybe it was a moment or a memory that came to symbolize your entire experience of a destination.... that’s how I felt for the longest time about this one photo I have from one of my early trips to Roma. It’s a sepia photograph of a couple walking down a narrow Via, the walls on either side dripping in ivy and the stucco a matte background just barely gleaming subtly behind. • I wanted to take some version of that photo again during this vacation with @dante.vincent and yet by the time we got there I’d all but forgotten it in the excitement of introducing Danté to a place he’d never been, that I had. So it was with something like shock that, as I was looking through my photos at night one day, I realized this image was quite similar to the one I took many years ago. Not exact of course. More a sort of update. A part II. Such is life right?! I think we need to live in the moment and be present because we can’t ever really go back... ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น #romaitalia #sonyimage #sonya7rii #travelerinitaly #igersitaly #lovesroma #instaroma #romacittaeterna #buongiornoroma #ilikeitaly
there’s nothing better than hitting the open road with good company and a car full of snacks ๐Ÿš˜
Cappadocia means "The Land of beautiful horses". A series I photographed recently in Kayseri with amazing Yilki horses.  Danielkordan.com #kayseri #turkey #horses #nikon #d850 #gitzoinspires
Thank you all so much for the kind comments on yesterday’s post. Each one meant the world to me!! (And I hope it goes without saying I wasn’t courting attention or sympathy, just trying to keep it real here.) • So, question: if you go to Italy and you don’t share at least one photo of a vintage Fiat or any kind of Vespa...did you really go to Italy? ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿš™ The thing I love about being on vacation vs. being on a work trip is that this visit to Roma with my ♥๏ธ @dante.vincent gave me all the time in the world to roam the streets seeking Fiat and Vespa moments. I’m not a resolution person, but if I made any for 2018 I think one of them would have to be that I want more time to actually vacation, and not just travel to work. I want to get back to my roots of exploration and curiosity. I LOVE my job and I’m so grateful for it. However, working in travel does change the experience and I’d like to bring back some of the balance that’s been missing the last few years. • If I can do that, where would you like to see me VACATION vs travel for work? Or what destinations would you like to see me feature no matter what circumstance takes me there? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น #fiatlovers #travelerinitaly #romaitalia #sonya7rii #sonyalpha #loves_roma #instaroma #roma๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น #parkedcars #vintagefiat
Guess what? It’s time to announce two more tours to two amazing places, one of which starts here in Namibia in Africa. I never forgot the amazing warmth of the landscape, the incredible safaris, and the dazzling stars here, plus Botswana which feels like the lion king and Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. I want to share this with you, in gorgeous lodges and safely yet adventurously. Want to come along this October? Check the link in the bio for more (and I’ll share a photo of the other tour, to somewhere totally different, on Monday!)
A funny thing seemed to happen after the robbery on NYE in Roma, I seem to have lost my confidence as a photographer. Even though I resolved to not let it get to me, and I ๐Ÿ’ฏ meant what I said when I stated that things like that simply happen and we shouldn’t let them get to us, I think it got to me. Inside in the place I couldn’t control. I think having been robbed of a whole bag containing my passport, wallet and quite a few other items - made me afraid to use my @sonyalpha a7R II around the city, because of the value of it, because it might have made me a target. Like that might be taken next! Perhaps that is understandable. But it’s also sad. My photos from the day after the robbery on, seem to exhibit a sense of fear and of being pulled back, afraid to engage. Afraid to seek out moments, instead relying on just snapping photos here and there more for posterity than for creativity. But these photos taken at the Roman Forum in the hours after we first arrived and before the fateful incident, are the type of images I wanted to capture in Rome. • That special way the rosy facades capture and keep the light, the way the ruins seem perfectly at home right in the middle of a “modern” city, the way the trees (so like pieces of broccoli) always seem to be the exclamation point on top of an already beautiful vista. That’s the Rome I remember from my twenties when I first visited. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Check out @dante.vincent’s feed for some stellar images of Roma, he really was in his element during our vacation.  #travelerinitaly #romaitalia #romanforum #thisisitaly #sonya7rii #likeitaly #loves_roma #roma๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น #igersitalia #instaroma #sonyalpha
Beautiful Yilki horses in front of stratovolcano Erciyes in Turkey. Maybe you recall my series with white Camargue horses running on the water in France. I was happy to know that close to Cappadocia there's a place where I can photograph horses, something similar that I do every year in Camargue. Not surprising that "Cappadocia" means "the land of beautiful horses" On workshop with @cumacevikphoto  #turkey #cappadocia #horses #kayseri #yilki
After leaving the Serengeti, we drove for hours to Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater. Along the rim of the crater, Maasai villages like this one dot the landscape. They lead their cows down into the wildlife-filled crater to graze along with all the elephants, zebras, and lions. •••• Did you know that the traditional red Maasai cloaks help protect them against predators? Apparently big cats don’t like the color red. I wonder if house cats are the same way… I’ll have to experiment with @poofythefluffycat! •••• Special thanks to @souloftanzania & @sopa_lodges for an amazing trip. ——————————————— #tanzania | #maasai | #ngorongoro ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Cappadocia is magical, especially in the night. When we strolled among these ancient "rockets" with @cumacevikphoto it seemed like we are at some sort of spaceship port ๐Ÿš€ Danielkordan.com #cappadocia #turkey #nikon #d850 #gitzoinspires
The Riviera Maya sure is magical. I’ve put together a video with some amazing things to do there and the gorgeous place @ilovethewayyouheal stayed, and here’s a little teaser. Link in bio! @trsyucatanhotel @palladiumhotelgroup #trshotels #sp
starry nights overlooking the town of zermatt โœจ๐Ÿ”
Very much looking forward to visiting the @martinparrfdn next month! Also happy to announce the Cuba/Fidel work will be published as a book in June 2018 with exhibition in July, more details soon! #retweet @martinparrfdnTickets now available ๐ŸŽŸ ๐ŸŽŸ ๐ŸŽŸ 06 FEB 18 photographer @michaelchristopherbrown will join us in #bristol for an artist talk and #photobook signing. Christopher Brown will discuss photographing in Cuba and war-torn Libya, and his seminal 2016 publication Libyan Sugar. For full details and tickets ๐ŸŽŸ click the link in bio or visit our website. Photo - Cubans wait for hours to see #fidelcastro funeral procession, 2016.
Cold winter Iceland... It's truly a Kingdom of Ice! Danielkordan.com #iceland #winter #nikon #d850 #gitzoinspires
there’s something so calming about being in the midst of mt fuji ๐Ÿ—ป | i’ve been lucky enough to travel to so many different places this past year but visiting japan was easily one of the highlights of 2017 for me. japan truly is a place like no other and no words can express the richness of the experience of traveling through it. it’s one of the places that you just have to experience for yourself
I took the last few days to slow down and spend some quality time with friends and family in a beautiful cabin in the French Alps. Happy New Year to you all guys! Thank you for the perpetual support. Many many many new projects are coming for 2018 and I cannot wait to share them with you!  Last week I announced a giveaway contest to win a @djiglobal Mavic Pro Platinum Fly More Combo (worth 1600€) and two @xtorm power banks. It’s open to anyone who pre-ordered my book #peaksofeurope which will be released next spring.  The contest ends in 3 hours, so if you want to try your luck and maybe be the grand prize, please check my Story Highlight ‘Giveaway’ or click on the link in my bio, and you might end up with a #mavicpro which is the drone I used for this photo taken in Slovenia, in the Soฤa valley, world famous for fly fishing. Can you spot the two fishermen? :)
I filmed this video during our expedition in South Greenland and Uummannaq last year. That's a place of "Big walls", stunning granite mountains that pierce the sky. This year I'm going again to explore wild and untouched scenery of South Greenland on a comfortable newly built yacht "Aurora". Join me at danielkordan.com - link in bio.  #greenland #dji #phantom4
Confession: I really just treated @dante.vincent to a birthday trip to Roma so I could start the year binging on @gelateriadelteatro!! ๐Ÿ˜ It’s nomnomnom, my favorite gelato in Italia because of flavors like Rosemary Honey Limone or Lavender Basil. There’s now a Cucina as well as the gelato parlor in the same spot I remember first visiting on via dei Coronari so many years ago. And it doesn’t matter that some of the days during our visit, it has been cold enough to call for a hat and scarf because in my world it is never too cold for gelato!! Are there any places in the world that you like to travel to basically just so you can eat? ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Also how great is #portraitmode on the @apple iPhone X? Danté took this with his and I think it looks like a dSLR! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น #gelateriadelteatro #gelato #romaitalia #romeitaly #iphoneportraitmode #shotoniphone #viadeicoronari
Wow! I almost went a whole month away from Instagram - nearly all of which was spent laying in bed too sick/weak to move or do anything. A month is a huge portion of someone’s year to be that miserable and sick, and is certainly a great reminder that health really is wealth. To all of those who sent kind messages - thank you for your thoughts, encouragement, and suggestions (still working on responding to DMs). I still don’t know what exactly is going on, but I do know that things seem to be improving drastically thanks to the help of some heavy antibiotics. Regardless, hoping 2018 is filled with more of the above and less time laying in bed like a vegetable. ;) PC: @mtn_michael . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #matthescrest #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #outdoorwomen #yosemite #tuolumne
Happy New Year to all of you from Roma, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น! I hope your 2018 is filled with far more highs than lows. As for me, the year started out with getting robbed just moments into the first hour of the first day of the year. If you saw my Stories, you already know that. And while that is most certainly not the way I wanted to begin my year, it is life. Shit happens. I still believe having hope and faith in the possibility of good is the best way to wake up every morning. And to treat people with love. I hope the people who stole my bag actually enjoyed the bottle of bubbly inside it that @dante.vincent & I would have shared along with a kiss to mark the turning of time. I hope they enjoyed it instead of just tossing it while searching for the money in the bag! And as for Rome, while I’m definitely feeling some PTSD and a little less confidence on the streets than I did when we arrived, I still love this city and I always will. Bad things have happened to me before as I traveled and bad things will happen again. It will never stop me from traveling!!! *this is the sunset view from our rented apartment window here in Roma* #thisisrome #romaitalia #italia๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น #sunsetsforbreakfast #shotoniphonex #romeitaly
Happy New Year everyone! @anna.everywhere and I want to wish you a safe, adventurous, and exciting year ahead. ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ‰ •••• What are your goals for 2018? Any big travel plans? •••• ๐Ÿ“ท @sagaj ——————————————— #happynewyear | #2018 ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
what an incredible year it’s been! looking back on this past year, it’s been filled with so many amazing adventures and brand new experiences i’ll never forget. thank you all for your continued support, you guys definitely push me to keep doing what i do! with so many places and things to check off on my bucket list, i can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ
Happy New Year from Roma where live music is playing in the Piazza below our apartment, interspersed with church bells on the hour and in the distance fireworks can be seen dotting the ancient skyline. 2017 has been a year of extreme highs & lows in which I’m extraordinarily grateful to all of you who follow me. You help make it possible to do what I love for a living and that’s something I do not take for granted in a world where there’s so much pain every day. I’m choosing to focus on the good tonight, welcoming 2018 with hope. โœจ Of course, a little sparkles never hurt either and my dress is courtesy of my 1 month trial of @renttherunway #rtrunlimited which I’m choosing to support because their primary mission is to help end waste in the fashion industry with a multi tiered approach to still providing women with fashionable and fun clothing. More on that soon. #myrtr๐Ÿ‘— As for the bubbles, provided by @ONEHOPE, who were founded by eight friends with a lofty vision: to create exceptional products that inspire people to indulge while doing good — supporting them helps them support so many others, that I can’t help but want to make them part of every celebration now. Through their profits, more than a million meals have been served to those who might otherwise go hungry, cancer research has been supported, trees have been planted and so much more has been accomplished to make the world a better place; all of it which you can read about via their site on the ‘Impact’ page. #onehopewine ๐Ÿพ I’m not perfect but more than anything what I realized in 2017 is that I can do good with the choices I make every day, the products I buy & the businesses I support. I’m not the resolution type but I do have goals and mine for 2018 is to spend more of my life than ever before trying to spread more love than hate in every way I can. What’s your plan for this next year?
walkin in a winter wonderland ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ | excited for some winter adventures soon! where are your favorite places to explore in the winter time? โ„๏ธ
Yesterday I put together a blog post of my top 10 most liked photos from Instagram in 2017 and three of them were #centralparkmoments 3๏ธโƒฃโ€ผ๏ธ That’s an impressive majority and must mean you all love seeing #centralpark as much as I love visiting it. So on this second to last day of 2017, with more snow falling as I type this, I thought it would be nice to share one last view of the first snow from this winter in the park’s SE corner. With the fall leaves still clinging to the trees like bits of gold leaf it really was an extraordinary day to be out. To see what other places and spaces and moments made the Top 10 list, click through the #linkinprofile for my #bestof2017. โ„๏ธโœจ But before you do, tell me, where are you spending the last days of 2017? Or where will you be when 2018 begins?
Happy holidays everyone! Where are you celebrating this year? Somewhere cold, or tropical? ๐ŸŽ„ •••• To give you a little gift, I’ve teamed up with @bookingcom to give everyone a $30 discount off their next hotel, guesthouse, or hostel stay through Booking.com ——————————————— Visit my website to learn more & claim yours! ——————————————— โœ… LINK IN BIO โœ… #promo | #merrychristmas | #christmastree ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Last #frenchfriday of the year so I’m celebrating with a cup of my favorite French tea and a few sablés while I read up on openings and news related to France in the latest @cntraveler. There’s a new spa treatment room at one of my favorite hotels in Paris and a new Four Seasons in Megève. I usually get my Francophile fix from accounts like @lostncheeseland, @sliceofparis, @annstreetstudio, @aparisianmoment, and @thefrancophiles which is a global take on all things/places that are French. But I still love print magazines. Especially in the morning as I’m drinking my coffee or tea. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท What are some of your favorite Frenchie accounts to follow? Remember when “follow Friday” was a thing?! Oh the old days of Instagram! #thefrancophiles #mariagefreres #lamerepoulard #flatlay #flatlayfriday #francophile #shotoniphone
golden mornings in yosemite valley โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿž | shot on @sonyalpha a7ii
Did anyone wish for a white Christmas and actually get it? We didn’t have snow here in NYC yesterday but we have already had some this winter. In fact, it was snowing when I landed at the airport following my trip to Europe with my mum for our Viking Cruise. So for our first full day together again, @dante.vincent & I went exploring in Central Park. Brilliant yellow leaves were still clinging to the branches of many of the park’s famed Elm trees. In the sunshine it looked like someone had hung bits of gold leaf from the branches. Pop up art? It wouldn’t have surprised me here. But no it was just Mother Nature showing off. To see such a tangible remnant of Autumn in December was a nice surprise since when I’d left, I had expected to miss the rest of it while traveling. I don’t often take for granted how special it is to live in this city and I hope I never do. Of course, moments like this make it easy to be grateful... #centralparkmoments #newyorknewyork #sonya7rii #instagramnyc #kanyguide
Holiday powder! ๐ŸŽ„ •••• Enjoying 10 inches of fresh snow at @waterville_valley the day after Christmas. •••• Where are you celebrating this season? ——————————————— #newhampshire | #gopro | #watervillevalley ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Throwback to one of the most amazing times of 2017, when I was hiking with friends in my favorite region on Earth, the Lofoten islands! . If you also want to experience the beauty of this remote and unspoiled place, come join @pie_aerts and I next February on our 8-day photo tour around the Lofoten, chasing the soft winter lights and the beautiful auroras! .  Swipe up in my last story or check my ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด workshop Highlight story for more details and how to apply! This will be a trip you will remember your whole life and we’ll teach you all we know about photography, social media and how to photograph the northern lights. Beginners and advanced photographers welcome! . www.johanlolos.com/aurora-18-lofoten-workshop/
One last scene from Passau to wish you a very Merry Christmas eve and a few borrowed thoughts that sum up my feelings about this holiday: “Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful...” but “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree,” because “[the meaning of] Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.” โœจ๐ŸŽ„ Quotes by: Norman Vincent Peale, Roy L. Smith & Bob Hope
Passau, Germany was a lovely place to end our #hosted ‘Danube Waltz’ cruise with @vikingcruises. It had some element of everything we had loved in each of our other stops. Yet it was also special for its own reasons. Because of heavy rain, there weren’t a lot of people out on the streets and I had an hour to walk around capturing bits and pieces I liked best in my own way and at my own pace. From the ornate doorways to the painted cobblestones denoting the arts district, I really enjoyed that walk. It was just after @paintthenight & I learned about gingerbread making at SIMON. For generations they’ve been making it without molasses, using the same wood molds. Walter Simon, the fourth generation, also gave us his family’s recipe for Christmas punch which was so much better than Gluhwëin that I’m still dreaming about that steaming mug of deliciousness. We also popped into St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which houses the biggest pipe organ in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. I shouldn’t have been surprised I suppose that I liked the town so much. Bavaria is my favorite part of Germany! ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช #myvikingstory #vikingcruises #bayern #passau #passaugermany #visitbavaria #visitgermany
HAPPY HOLIDAYZ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒ’๐ŸŒŒ #swissfamilyrobinson
I woke up like this. ๐Ÿฆ •••• Lions everywhere at #ngorongoro Crater! We found a pride of about 15 of them lounging in the sun. •••• I’m always blown away with the amount & diversity of wildlife in Africa. Thanks to @souloftanzania for an awesome safari adventure!——————————————— #tanzania | #lion | #serengeti ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
White men can’t jump! ๐Ÿ˜œ Learning how to dance with Maasai warriors on the outskirts of the Serengeti. •••• Maasai villages near the main road like this one are used to generate income from tourists to help purchase clothing, sugar, school supplies, and other goods. •••• After a year, this village will move back to their home area (inaccessible by roads) and another group takes over the space for the same purpose. The tribe shares this prime real-estate so each family can benefit. @souloftanzania ——————————————— #tanzania | #maasai | #serengeti ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Just a handful of the hundreds of zebra we saw on safari in #serengeti National Park on our game drive with @fsserengeti •••• Apparently zebra stripes are to help keep them warm in the cold, and cool in the heat! ——————————————— #tanzania | #zebra | #safari ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
wizard gets ready for friday night
Friends, I’m so excited to officially announce the launch of the pre-orders of my book | Peaks of Europe: A 5-month photography journey. . After having spent the last 2 months working nights and days on my first book, you can now pre-order it! I'm working with a renowned publisher on the release of the book, which will be available next spring. . Peaks of Europe isn't a traditional landscape photo book. It's the result of a 5-month adventure across 17 countries and 40,000km told through my lens. . This book should be first and foremost considered as a travel diary, a continuation of my daily InstaStories that I published last summer, with photography as the main medium. . Now, for the first 200 people who will pre-order the book, I'm offering a free 30x20cm (11.8" x 7.8") giclée print on the highest quality of paper, thanks to the support of @labophotos_fr and @hahnemuehle_global.  I’ve received many pre-orders already - thank you so much guys!! -but that means THERE ARE ONLY A HANDFUL OF PRINTS LEFT, be quick! . To order, please visit www.peaksofeurope.eu or check the link in my bio :) . I’m seriously so excited to be that close to finally be able to share the result with you! . 256 pages, hardcover, 22x28cm (8.7"x11"), 200+ photos many of which are unpublished. Available from Spring 2018. . (Yes I know I’ve already posted yesterday about it but there seemed to be a bug with the photo so I removed it very fast, sorry for those who already read that announcement) #peaksofeurope
This is what it feels like to be overwhelmed by the beauty of nature! ๐Ÿ˜ณ •••• Welcome to Materuni Waterfall, located deep in the jungle under the shadow of Kilimanjaro. •••• I’m in Tanzania this week with @souloftanzania, and I can already tell it’s going to be the adventure of a lifetime! Special thanks to @onseahouse in Arusha for hosting us. ——————————————— #tanzania | #moshi | #waterfallsfordays ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Waking up to find these guys at your 2nd floor bedroom window? Pretty wild! •••• Kenya is full of surprises… ๐Ÿฆ’ • ——————————————— #giraffemanor | #kenya | #nairobi ——————————————— Adventure Travel & Photography ——————————————— ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ ExpertVagabond.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ
Revisiting old photos for a new portfolio. I spent a little extra time today glancing through some aerial shots I took of Wadi Rum almost two years ago. Having switched from Sony to Canon literally the day before leaving for this trip, I can definitely say that I wasn’t well practiced with my new setup, and most of my photos from the trip reflected that. But man... Some places are just too magical for even the most amateur photographer to botch. There were no bad pictures taken that day. โ˜บ๏ธ . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #wadirum #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #jordan
thanks ric for this interview, some nuggets in there ๐Ÿ‘ #repost @visualrevolutionary https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/visual-revolutionary/id1013284622?mt=2&i=1000396483817 Photographer and Documentarian @michaelchristopherbrown joins us on the show today for a heartfelt conversation about what it means to truly be present to humanity, and if we are able to do that at the same time as looking through a viewfinder.  Link in bio. Many of you might know Michael from his most recent book "Libyan Sugar" and his amazing ability to capture the wide range of human emotions in conflict zones from Bengazi to the Congo.  During this conversation, I get the chance to explore those topics with Michael and talk about facing your own traumatic experiences after returning home from a conflict zone, finding true meaning and happiness within the chaos, and the advice he gives to others who want to travel the world and document the human existence.  So join us as we explore some of what it means to be a person and a photographer. - - @michaelchristopherbrown #podcast #podcasts #podcasting #podcasters #photography #photographer #photoshoot #photographylovers #photographyislife #filmmaking #director #postproduction #filmschool #artschool #travelphotography #documentaryphotography #documentarian #humanitarian #warphotography #conflictphotography #phototips #photographyschool #filmphotography #photographyadvice
โ›ˆ๐Ÿ‘โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ @krotchy
See the 4 boats? See the wreck of seagulls? See me on that idyllic beach having a blast piloting my drone? #peaksofeurope
As some of you might have figure it out through my recent stories, I’ve spent the last days working hard on the curation and editing of the photos for my upcoming #peaksofeurope book.  It’s been 2 months that I returned home already and during that time I almost didn’t open any of the 35,000 images that I brought back with me. Instead I decided to step away for a while and come back a few weeks later with a fresher eye.  Probably the best decision as it allowed me to re-discover photos that I forgot having taken a few months back, but first and foremost it allowed me to re-adapt my editing and curating approach.  I seriously cannot wait to show you the final product when the book will finally be released!
Have you ever experienced magical nights? Well, if not, this might be your chance then! Because this winter, I’m bringing 8 of you to my favorite region in the world, the Lofoten archipelago!  On 17-24th February, 2018 I will be joined by my good friend @pie_aerts and we’ll teach a small group of 8 participants all we know about photographing the outdoors and the majestic Lofoten.  If you want to join us on what will be an epic 8-day adventure, apply now to our AURORA ‘18 Lofoten Photography Workshop. We’re offering a 250€ discount to anyone applying before Dec. 4th! Don’t miss out this rare opportunity :) Info & how to apply on my website, link in bio.
Thanks to those who shared some thoughts on my last thread. There were a few people who were concerned that showing a picture of garbage would deter tourism to the Khumbu. Though that wasn’t my intent, it’s a valid concern! Nepal is home to some of the most extreme landscapes and some of the kindest people in the world. And even though tourism helps boost the economy, I think there are better (as in, better than the way I was doing it) ways to go about being a tourist in this area. The reason I share is because there were a few things I wish I knew before trekking in the Everest region. One of which was knowing about the current waste disposal system (or lack there of) in the mountains. I honestly think we would have had much less of an impact (on the environment and the local communities) if we had packed out our own garbage all the way to Kathmandu where there is a landfill. Landfills aren’t great, but it’s better than leaving waste up in the mountains for the locals to live with. That being said, there were also a few who were concerned that steering people away from buying candy and soda at teahouses is steering people away from spending their tourism dollars at some of these places. I would suggest that if you’re feeling thirsty on a trek, stop into a tea house for a pot of tea instead of purchasing a bottle of coke. There are ways to spend money without creating more waste that threatens the health of these communities/environments. I’ll admit, one of the things that had us feeling like lame tourists that were just taking from the landscape/locals is the fact that we were doing nothing useful there - and in some ways, having more of an impact than we felt good about. So lastly, I wanted to share the contact info of a local guide I met right before I left. @sthraj spends all of his spare time working on sanitation solutions in Nepal. He organizes cleanups along treks and also works to bring clean water to communities in need. If you already have
Pretty picture for Instagram vs. reality (swipe right). This is just some of the trash we picked up in a 2 kilometer (less than a mile) section of trail in the Sagarmatha region of the Himalayas. At first we were saddened by the lack of respect for the landscape and the people who live in these places, but then we realized that our efforts were somewhat pointless when we learned from a local that evening that the waste disposal system in the mountains of Nepal is a bit of a joke. What doesn’t end up strewn about the hillsides and floating down rivers is apparently burned. Which was unfortunate to hear considering how much plastic waste we saw. We were left wondering what kind of solutions might exist in places like this. I think it’s important for developing places to have the basic infrastructure and systems needed for functional and sustainable communities. Thoughts?  Side note: There were a couple of people who commented on my last post saying that being bothered by pollution and garbage is a very first world problem (as in, it’s a luxury that we even get to be concerned about things like this). In some ways, that may be true. But I still don’t think that justifies ignoring a very obvious problem as waste like this isn’t just an eyesore, it’s a health concern for locals who live there.
We only lasted 14 days in Nepal. To be honest, it was... not at all what we had hoped or expected. We ended up missing home more than ever, so we cut the trip short and headed back. More photos and thoughts to come... โœŒ๐Ÿผ @keen #keenambassador  PC: @mtn_michael . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #nepal #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #outdoorwomen #namche #sagarmatha
SCALE. I have a massive admiration for the mountaineers. I’m not too sure why I’ve never tried but this is very high on my list! On another note, happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it! To thank all of you who have been supporting me over the last 4 years, I’m offering you a massive Black Friday deal on all my calendars until Sunday midnight CET. Get 50% off any order with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY and get a calendar for 12.5€ only. Be quick, stocks are getting low super fast and there won’t be enough for everyone. Again, thank you all for your huge support over the past years. Really means a lot! To order your calendar, click on the link in bio :)
STOP MOTION MAGIC going down at @moviemountain for a project we did with @medicom_toy and @Nikesb.  It was all shot with a 400% be@rbrick and a set we whipped in our fabrication shop with a vacuform and lit with LEDz. #stopmotion
I photographed Rebecca Masika Katsuva several times between 2012-2016 and was amazed by her resiliency, bravery and compassion. As an activist and a survivor of sexual assault, she continually sacrificed her safety to help other victims over the years. During the Second Congo War in 1999, attackers killed Masika’s husband and sexually assaulted her and her daughters, then 13 and 14. When they became pregnant as a result of the assaults, Masika and her daughters were forced to leave home after being disowned by her husband's relatives. That same year, Masika founded a ‘listening house’ at her home, located in the isolated village of Minova. A shelter for women to recover from violent acts, it provided medical help and consisted of several dozen houses for women to live in. In January 2009, former rebels, then newly integrated into the Congolese military, raped Katsuva for the fourth time. The former rebels said they attacked Katsuva because she accused them of assaulting women. Masika adopted 18 children over the years, all born of mothers who were sexually assaulted. In the decade before her death, in February 2016, she helped over 6,000 rape survivors.
Today marks 1 year since I first pitched the #peaksofeurope project to my sponsors. With experience I realized how important it is for me to have at least one big personal project per year to focus and work on. Something that really allows me to express my art and creativity without any limit. I'm still currently going through all the photos I brought back with me, and while I'm still working on my photo book and exhibition, I promise will have more info for you guys very soon. Meanwhile here's a shot I took on the very first weeks of #peaksofeurope while in the Lofoten, Norway, a very special place to me that I'm looking forward to visiting again soon. I also wanted to express my gratitude to all the sponsors that have put their trust in me for the past year, and my friends at @xtorm are definitely one of them. Thank you guys for making me a brand ambassador!
It's calendar season, and this year I'm not releasing 1 or 2, but 4 brand new 2018 wall calendars! They all feature photos from my recent 5-month road trip #peaksofeurope.  A calendar with photos of the whole trip (12 countries) or a calendar featuring a specific region (the North, the Balkans or the Alps), you get to choose your favorite one! And if you buy 2 or more before December 1st, you receive a 20% discount with coupon code CALENDAR20. Shipping worldwide.  I hope you'll enjoy the selection!  Jump over my story for the next 2 hours to have a preview, or have a better look and order yours directly on my website johanlolos.com (link in bio). Note: this photo of Iceland is in both 'Peaks of Europe' and 'Peaks of Europe - The North' calendars.
This image was taken last summer after an uncommon heavy snowfall that day in the French Alps. I don't know how often one gets to see the Lac Blanc unfrozen yet surrounded by snow, but I feel like we've been pretty lucky that evening. 24 hours later, all the snow was gone already. #peaksofeurope  Shot for @icebreakernz
2000 y/o petroglyphs newspaper rock
5 years ago, I was driving from Ventura to Carpinteria along the Pacific Coast Highway checking for surf and spotted this VW T3 Westfalia.  At the stage in my life, I was spending most of my time lurking up and down the coast of California, surfing by day, stealth camping by night and amassing a near encyclopedic knowledge of hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurants from LA to San Francisco.  As a van dweller,  I was always on the lookout for other people living in their vans, and this person's van/drying rack caught my eye.  I snapped a few frames of my Mamiya 6, and went on my way.  When it came time to lay out Home Is Where You Park It with @victoryjournal, I knew I wanted to use this image for the cover.  It conveys so much of what I loved about my time spent living in my van; self reliance, the sense of freedom and discovery of having your own escape pod, and the accessibility of reconnecting with nature (in this case the ocean) on the relative cheap. Every time I look at this photo, it takes me back. The fourth edition of Home Is Where You Park It is now back in stock in my web store (follow the link in my profile or head to store.arestlesstransplant.com) to get a copy before they are gone (I order 1000 at a time and they go fast!) and use the discount code Vanlife10 to get 10% off.  #vanlife
What is @moviemountain you ask?  Watched POOL SCUM and thought WTF?  We put this little video together to answer some of these questions.  Thanks for all of the support and feed back on our first shorts.  We have some bitchen projects in the pipeline and pumped to do more ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
outside an mbuti hut
I've been quite silent recently. It has already been 3 weeks since I'm back from my #peaksofeurope trip, and after a few days catching up with all the important people in my life and getting some deserved rest, I've started to work on my photo book which I hope to release as soon as possible. It's a long process though as I want it to be a beautiful piece of art, both about photography and storytelling. So yeah, not much time for social media recently as all my efforts are put on that new publishing adventure. If you want to stay updated with news and get a notification when the pre-orders of the book start, you can sign up on my website. Link in bio :)
Summary of the last week: Had no service, saw some lizards, played on rocks, and belayed @mtn_michael on his first 5.12 send. So yeah, I'm a 5.12 belayer now.. Guess you could say things are getting pretty serious. ๐Ÿ˜œ  And thanks @mtn_michael for the shot! . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #sharksfin #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #outdoorwomen
Getting ready for winter #peaksofeurope
Norwegian fjords look-alike valleys of Switzerland. #peaksofeurope
I literally got hours of entertainment from the comments in yesterday's post. Looks like I should ask people to make inappropriate jokes more often! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Also, here's one of a small handful of photos I took while in Yosemite this last month. A trip to the Valley wouldn't be complete without at least one photo of this beauty! #elcap . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #elcapitan #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #yosemite #yosemitenation
POOL SCUM EPISODE 3: THE REBUTTAL.  #poolscum was such a blast to work on and we would love to make more episodes.  A great way to support this project and future ones is through the @moviemountain the Patreon.  You can watch the whole piece edited together and pick up shirts and socks.  We made Pool Scum as an example of how Instagram can be used and as proof of concept for what we are doing at Movie Mountain.  A bunch of people but in hundreds of hours of hard work on it at @moviemountain.  @memmonz was the special effects supervisor,  @kaikorsmo was the lead fabricator and set builder, @lex.lore did the wardrobe and helped with props, @timothytickle made the miniature pants and worked on props, @kylestephensnow spent months animating the puppets, @theshelbyfoundation provided moral support and made miniature beer cans, @nightjarillustration did the matte painting and tshirt painting, Warren Lee did the sound design, @classichenbo interned for a month.  I hope you guys like it and thanks for all of the support and great feedback ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
Early morning at the Terri hut deep in the mountains of Switzerland after a short night. All the guest are already up at 6am for breakfast, getting ready to go on a long day of hiking in the Greina Plateau.  @myswitzerland | @graubuenden
Ok. All dick jokes aside (unless they're really good), what do you suppose those two are saying to each other? *Update: Best caption so far (in my opinion) goes to @paul_burgoon with, "Now that you got me up, how are you going to get me off?" So good, I'm dying. ๐Ÿ˜‚ . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #yosemitenationalpark #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #yosemite #climbing #lostarrowspire
POOL SCUM EPISODE 2: In which FATE decides who shreds first and the bar is SET.  Head over to @moviemountain for Episode 3 and tons of behind the scenes footage from building the set and more. #poolscum
Sometimes the world overwhelms. Actually, it does that a lot. There seems to be so many disasters striking these days, and it's hard not to just want to disappear into the forest and ignore the world and hope it's better when you decide to come back out. But the fact that is that most of us are capable of doing something to help our planet and those who dwell on it, even if in just a small way. I had been thinking a lot about the California fires, and even donated to the California Fire Foundation when I got an email from @keen telling me that they had started a GoFundMe with the hopes of reaching $25,000 for fire relief and recovery. The best part is, they're going to match the donation up to $25,000. Which means $50,000 going to help communities in need! Thought I'd share the message and put the link in my bio in case anyone wants to help. Even if you only have a little, know that whatever you can donate will be doubled! Thanks! @keen #keen #keenambassador . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #wyoming #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #outdoorwomen
POOL SCUM EPISODE 1:  THE SHOW DOWN!!! Here's the first episode of #poolscum.  I'll be posting the next episode mañana, but if you want to peep what happens next head over to @moviemountain. #poolscum
Insane patterns of one of the most beautiful mountain plateaus I've seen. Carrying the 2-kg drone setup on the hike to the hut was definitely worth the extra weight! #peaksofeurope  @graubuenden
EPISODES 1-3 of POOL SCUM are now live on the @moviemountain Patreon page!  Follow the link in our profile to watch it. It took us 7 months to make, here's a video of how we did it. Thanks for all of the support and let us know what you think ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
We don't often get the chance to be in photos together, much less good ones. So when a friend offers to take a few snaps, it really is a gift. Thanks again @patrick_p_johnson. ♥๏ธ
Some days I feel like our national parks are more like theme parks than wilderness preserves - places that we decided to let humans trample all at once. I know it's a doomsday thought, but I wonder when it will become necessary to resort to a permitting system just for entrance to some of the more popular parks. As sad as it would be to know that I (and others) would get to enjoy some of these places less frequently, I can't help but think it might be the best solution for true preservation. Thoughts? . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #halfdome #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #yosemitenationalpark #cloudsrest
POOL SCUM comes out in a week!  It's been a crazy six months of designing, building, animating and shooting and we are so pumped to show you guys our hard work. This is an oil painting that @nightjarillustration and is available on a limited t-shirt we did for the @moviemountain Patreon supporters.  Through our Patreon, you'll also be able to see the projects we make before they are posted online, get the tshirts and socks we made with @stancesocks and buy props and parts of the set.  Take a look at the link in my profile for more.  I'm also thinking about doing a live tour of @moviemountain today,  would that be something you guys would be interested in seeing?
Animating one frame of Pool Scum in the @moviemountain studio.  For each shot,  puppet is attached to a metal armature and moved around the set, every subtle movement is animated by hand and then photographed by a DSLR on a computer controlled arm and then compiled in Aftereffects. So far we've shot some 3500 frames of #poolscum and only have a handful of shots left to shoot this week.  Its been six months since we started building the set.  Originally I thought we would have Pool Scum out by July ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Hundreds of hours of hard work later  and we are just a two weeks from it's release.  We are so pumped to put it out and see what you guys think ๐Ÿ“นโฑ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ—“ #poolscum
The last day of summer or the first day of fall? It's rained five inches in the last few days, putting out most of the fires in the Gorge.  The storm broke last night just in time for one of the first smoke free sunsets I've seen in months.
In three weeks, the #vanlife book that I've been working on for the last year comes out!  @philliptannand whipped up some limited edition bumper stickers for the release.  Best part is that they are free with a preorder of the book.  Follow the link in my profile to preorder your copy or upload your sales receipt (if you've already ordered it!) to get your stickers.  I'm super happy with how the book turned out and can't wait for people to start checking them out ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป