it seems like all instagram is today is everyone just yelling at each other and spewing negativity. so it’s my turn: everyone shut the fuck up you’re all dumb as fuck and go the fuck outside. thank you for listening 🤡
Marojejy. the land of many. many mountains, animals, spirits, waterfalls. one of the most insane places to be able to backpack through. we had no idea we would be making this trek, and crunched over 30km and 6000 feet of gain into two days. living off of only crackers and candy bars, this made for one of the most miserable hikes ever, but easily the most rewarding.
layers on layers. jagged peaks at every step of the way to remind you of how crazy landscapes can be. this massive range of rocks, so densely packed that there was only room for itself. - the more i’ve gotten into photography, the more i seek simplicity. the more i seek quality over quantity. the more i fall in love with the actual process. my workflow from camera to computer has changed so much these past few months, and my mindset on what i imagine shooting has vastly differed. i’m liking where things are going and can’t wait to approach ...
quite possibly the craziest sight i’ve seen. felt like something straight out of planet earth... pretty surreal to have this view from right outside your bedroom. i’ve never seen low fog like this in my life, and i couldn’t be more honored to have this be my first.
tsingy de bemaraha, “where one cannot walk barefoot”. it was quite the adventure climbing around a mixture of groundwater carved caves and razor sharp pinnacles. these limestone towers were formed from thousands of years of acid rain after the sea levels fell during the Pleistocene ice age. some of the pinnacles are over 100m tall and many of the cave ceilings collapsed which left huge canyons winding through the limestone.
traded in bungalows and got my own bed back. it’s been a crazy month or non-stop adventuring and experiences. gonna be relaxing and stuffing my face for the next few days before even thinking about what’s next.
i could spend a whole day sitting on the beach, watching the waves shimmer as they break into the shore. a rainy day send opened up into a beautiful day and left us to have the naturally formed pools of Sainte Marie all to ourselves. sometimes things works out perfectly and sometimes you get the shaft 🤷🏻♂️
we had to take a 2h 30m ferry ride, 30m tuk-tuk drive over bumpy wrecked roads, and a 20m canoe ride while almost toppling over at each wave. all worth it to enjoy the beauty that Isle Aux Nattes has to offer. only 7km in length, it’s hard to even know this island exists if you don’t look carefully on a map. we had our own private beach bungalows right on the beach with some of the bluest, clearest water i’ve ever seen! can’t wait to show you guys more from here!
the avenue of the baobabs. these insane trees lined up the whole road with their massive size. funny story behind this shot, we had to explain to our driver that we wanted to use the car for the headlights and he seemed so appalled. after we explained, we had a group effort where nate, @petejensen3 and @_jakejensen would run into frame and kick / throw up as much dirt as they could behind emma (who also had to hold still for so long). i can only imagine what our driver was thinking 😂 “these damn crazy americans”. not only that, ...
down by the river gorge of bekopaka, madagascar, were an endless amount of caves. the locals hollow out the insides of trees and turn them into canoes, called pirogues. instead of paddling with a traditional oar, the river is shallow enough and allows them to push off the bottom with a 15-20 foot stick. — in terms of photography, this trip has been difficult. a lot of the places aren’t even accessible at times with good light, leaving you with harsh shadows and tough highlights. it’s been hard to approach, but in a good way. a way that’s made me ...
madagascar has been treating us well. lots of adventures conquered and many await us still. this second half of the trip will be at a slower pace, but well needed. in the mean time, enjoy this shot from escalante. it’s a panoramic stitch from a telephoto length to give the same FOV as a wide angle but to keep the compression of the focal length. a cool little effect that i’ve been digging lately
Swinging into the sunset, comfortable and confident. — #sponsored. It was a blast to #jointhefeelingrevolution down in Moab with @prana. As someone who travels frequently and is fairly active, it’s hard to balance comfort with performance. There’s just simply not enough space to manage both. The Cardiff Collection solves this conundrum of versatility. It’s nice to be able to drive comfortably for hours, yet still be able to hop out and embark on my favorite hike without even having to change.
pretty wild cave dwelling session. went and re-shot the cave at the end of light rain, causing a double rainbow, leading into another thunderstorm (composited 2 images to keep rainbow & first lightning strike). life’s pretty good 😋