THE SPACE WHALE IS A FULL SCALE HUMPBACK WHALE MADE OF STEEL AND STAINED GLASS CREATED BY MATTHEW SCHULTZ AND THE PIER GROUP. LIT FROM THE INSIDE AT NIGHT AND MYSTIC IN THE DUST OF THE PLAYA DURING THE DAY, IT WAS TRULY ATTRACTING ME LIKE A MAGNET.


▸ THE 2016 MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS RECEIVED NEARLY 7000 SUBMISSIONS FROM 86 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION NEXT TO 45 OTHER SUBMITTED WORKS IN THE CATEGORY ABSTRACT.


▸ FURTHER IT HAS AN AWARD NOMINATION IN THE CATEGORY TRAVEL OF THE 2018 FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS WHICH RECEIVED 11'000 SUBMISSIONS FROM 89 COUNTRIES. WINNERS AND NOMINEES WERE SELECTED BY HIGHLY ACCLAIMED PANEL OF INTERNATIONAL JUDGES.


▸ ONE EYELAND HAS JUST COMPLETED THE MISSION THROUGH ITS 2018 PHOTO CONTEST TO JUDGE THE BEST BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE WORLD. AN INTERNATIONAL JURY ADJUDGED CLOSE TO 2000 ENTRIES. IN ALL, PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM 49 COUNTRIES WERE AWARDED AND 18 GOLDS, 79 SILVERS, 146 BRONZES AND 245 FINALISTS WERE HANDED OUT. THE SPACE WHALE RECEIVED ONE SILVER AWARD IN THE CATEGORY EDITORIAL AND TWO BRONZE AWARDS IN THE CATEGORY FINE ART AND TRAVEL.

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THE TEMPLE IS A POWERFUL AND EMOTIONAL PLACE. THE TRADITION OF PARTICIPANTS INSCRIBING THE SURFACES OF THE PIECE WITH PERSONAL MESSAGES HAS CONTINUED THROUGH ALL OF THE ITERATIONS OF THE TEMPLE – WHEN THE TEMPLE BURNS IT'S THE ONLY TIME THE FUNKY BEATS AREN'T BLASTING IN THE BACKGROUND. WE STAND TOGETHER IN SILENCE, IN RESPECT FOR THOSE LIVING AND THOSE WHO ARE GONE, IN GRATITUDE FOR OUR EXPERIENCE. WE STAND UNITED AND FULLY PRESENT REFLECTING ON OUR LIVES, OUR EXPERIENCE AND OUR FUTURES KNOWING WE'VE BEEN OFFERED A CLEAN SLATE.

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THE CITY IS ALIVE AT ALL TIMES AND YOU MARVEL AT THE ASTOUNDING ART CARS THAT SERENADE YOU WITH MUSIC. YOU MAY WITNESS A FLYING CARPET, THE DISCO HAT WEARING SKULL, OR HUNDREDS OF OTHER CREATIVE ENDEAVORS.

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THE ŚIṢYA IS A BURNING MAN 2016 ART PIECE ABOUT TRANSFORMATION AND LOSS DESIGNED AND BUILT BY KRISTA SANDERS AND ROB BELL.

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THE CITY IS ALIVE AT ALL TIMES AND YOU MARVEL AT THE ASTOUNDING ART CARS THAT SERENADE YOU WITH MUSIC. YOU MAY WITNESS A FLYING CARPET, THE DISCO HAT WEARING SKULL, OR HUNDREDS OF OTHER CREATIVE ENDEAVORS.

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BURNING MAN TRANSCENDS A TYPICAL FESTIVAL ENVIRONMENT IN SO MANY WAYS. THERE ARE HEALERS, SPIRITUAL WORKERS AND MORE HUGS THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE. THERE IS ART, BEAUTY, INSPIRATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT FROM EACH AND EVERY PERSON. IT IS A PLACE THAT MAKES SENSE, A PLACE THAT REMINDS YOU TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND DREAMS. HAVE THE COURAGE TO TUNE IN TO YOURSELF AND UNAPOLOGETICALLY PURSUE WHAT FULFILLS YOUR SOUL.
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GIFTING IS ONE OF THE TRADEMARKS OF WHAT MAKES THE BURN SO SPECIAL. IN SMALL WAYS PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS READY TO GIVE YOU A BIG, LONG JUICY, HUG FULL OF LOVE (THERE ARE NO HANDSHAKES), BRACELETS, STICKERS, OR HOMEMADE JEWELRY. THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING AS THERE ARE NEVER ENDING PARTIES WITH FREE ALCOHOL, HOT DOG VENDORS IN OBSCURE PLACES JUST WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST, INCREDIBLE RIDES, LIVE EVENTS, MASSAGES, HEALINGS, HEALERS, WORKSHOPS, AND INFINITELY MORE.
THE LOVE, SUPPORT, KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY ARE WHAT MAKE THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE WHAT IT IS. IT IS A LOGISTICAL NIGHTMARE AND WHEN WE NEED SUPPORT WITHIN THE CAMP OR ON THE PLAYA IT’S ALWAYS THERE. THE PEOPLE CULTIVATE A CULTURE OF LOVE AND SUPPORT. THE ART AND MUSIC ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD BUT THE PEOPLE ARE THE REAL MAGIC OF BURNING MAN.

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THE GREAT EQUALIZER AND EGO CRUSHER BURNING MAN GIVES YOU WHAT YOU NEED. WE BUILD OURSELVES UP IN THE WORLD TO CREATE LAYERS OF SEPARATION, TO COMPARE BETTER OR WORSE, LESS AND MORE, GOOD AND BAD. IN AN UNFORGIVING ENVIRONMENT LIKE THE BLACK ROCK DESERT THE SIZE OF YOUR HOUSE AND HOW COOL YOU WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL WON’T TRUMP THE FACT YOU NEED SOME WATER BADLY BECAUSE YOU JUMPED ON AN ART CAR AND 5 HOURS LATER YOU’RE KINDA FUCKED. SO THEN WE RELY ON THE GOOD NATURE OF OTHERS FOR SUPPORT TO PROVIDE US WITH OUR MOST BASIC HUMAN NEED. THIS IS OUR NATURAL PROGRAMMING AS HUMAN BEINGS, TO SUPPORT AND CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER.

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COLLECTIVELY IT IS THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE THE BURN. THE AMOUNT OF TIME, MONEY AND EFFORT THAT GOES INTO A CAMP, AN ART PROJECT, OR SIMPLY SHOWING UP IS REMARKABLE. MOST PEOPLE SPEND ALL YEAR PLANNING AND ORGANIZING, SOME PEOPLE VOLUNTEER AS RANGERS AND HELP KEEP THE CITY SAFE. RADICAL SELF EXPRESSION IS EXPRESSED THROUGH SOME OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR COSTUMES YOU WILL EVER SEE, FROM WHAT YOU’D THINK ARE ACTUAL ALIENS, SHAMANS, ANGELS, DEMONS, THE EXPRESSION THROUGH COSTUME AND MAKEUP IS NOTHING SHORT OF SPECTACULAR.

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THE WORDS, “WELCOME HOME” ARE SHARED OFTEN AND WITH LOVE. 70,000 PEOPLE CO-CREATE A TEMPORARY UTOPIA AND A ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCE. BURNING MAN IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER FESTIVAL ON THE PLANET.
BURNING MAN TRULY HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. THERE IS MIND BLOWING ART, EXTRAORDINARY ART CARS, MUSIC DAY AND NIGHT, WORKSHOPS WITH SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST MINDS ON THE PLANET, STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY, RANDOM EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE. THE PEOPLE WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE AN INSPIRING EVENT, ALTHOUGH TEMPORARY, WE SET AN EXAMPLE. WE SHOW EACH OTHER HOW MUCH LOVE THERE IS IN THE WORLD AND WHAT IS POSSIBLE WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER. WELCOME HOME!

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WE PADDLE ALMOST EVERY DAY BETWEEN 5 TO 10 HOURS. FISHING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING ARE MOSTLY OUR OCCUPATIONS WHILE ON THE WATER.

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WE EXPERIENCE MANY WINDY AND RAINY DAYS, BUT ARE REWARDED SOMETIMES WITH MAGICAL LIGHT AS THE SUN IS SHINING THROUGH THE CLOUDS.

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ON THE FIRST DAY OF OUR JOURNEY, NORWAY'S MIDNIGHT SUN IS DISHING UP A WONDERFUL SHOW FOR US.

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I HAVE A DEEP RESPECT FOR NATURE. AFTER THIS JOURNEY UP NORTH MY RESPECT HAS GROWN EVEN MORE.

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TENT WITH A VIEW. WE HAVE MANY REMARKABLE CAMPING SPOTS OVER THE TWO WEEK JOURNEY. IT IS A REWARD FOR THE DAYS PADDLING.

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THE DRONE OFFERS US A NEW AND THRILLING PERSPECTIVE - THE HIGHS OF NORTHERN NORWAY.

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BEING SO EXPOSED TO THE OCEAN HAS MOULDED THE LANDSCAPE, CREATING SOME OF THE MOST DRAMATIC AND BREATHTAKING VIEWS WE HAVE EVER WITNESSED.

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NOTHING BUT SEA AND OUR THOUGHTS.

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THE ISLAND OF SØRFUGLØYA BECOMES A SORT OF FRIEND ACCOMPANYING US ON THE WAY FOR SEVERAL DAYS. WE HAVE MANY NICK NAMES FOR THIS ISLAND BUT MOSTLY IT REMIND US OF KING KONG'S ISLAND.

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THE SOUND OF WAVES GENTLY BREAKING ON THE SHORE CALLS TO US.

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WHEN THE WIND CONDITIONS PREVENT US FROM PADDLING, WE DISCOVER THE REGION BY FOOT AND ARE ALWAYS REWARDED WITH AWESOME SEASCAPES.

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IT'S WORTH TO PUT EFFORT IN FINDING A GOOD CAMPING SPOT - WE ARE ALWAYS REWARDED WITH SPECTACULAR SCENERIES.

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THE MAIN PURPOSE OF FISHING IS NOT ONLY TO CATCH FISH FOR DINNER. IT IS ALSO A SOURCE OF CONTEMPLATION AND MEDITATION.

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WE LOVE TAKING SOME TIME AT THE END OF EACH DAY TO SIT TOGETHER AND ADMIRE THE SURROUNDINGS. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF SUNNY OR STORMY, NORWAY ALWAYS PUT ON A SHOW.

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WHEN SEA AND SKY MELT TOGETHER.

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AWAY FROM THE RUSH OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION, WE HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD TO OBSERVE THE MAGICAL SPECTACLE OF NATURE.

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WE OFTEN TAKE FOR GRANTED THE THINGS WE SEE AROUND US. FROM TIME TO TIME IT IS GOOD TO CELEBRATE LIFE AND EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TOWARDS THE NATURAL WORLD WE LIVE IN.

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THE SCENERIES ON LAND HAVE NOTHING TO ENVY THE ONES AT SEA.

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WE ARE OVERWHELMED BY THE BEAUTY AND RUGGEDNESS OF THIS REGION.

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A JOURNEY UP NORTH IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL.

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ONLY THE SPIRITS OF THE AIR KNOW WHAT AWAITS US BEHIND THE MOUNTAINS. BUT STILL WE TRAVEL ONWARDS.

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THIS CAT AND MOUSE GAME BETWEEN THE CLOUDS AND THE SUN LAST FOR HOURS! AS USUAL THE CLOUDS TAKE OVER.

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THE MIDNIGHT SUN GIVES US A FINAL FAREWELL.

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ONE OF THE MAIN REASON WE LEAVE HOME TO SEEK ADVENTURE ELSEWHERE IS THE SEARCH FOR THE UNKNOWN.

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ABORIGINAL SPIRITUALITY IS DEEPLY LINKED TO THEIR LAND. ALL OBJECTS ARE LIVING AND SHARE THE SAME SOUL AND SPIRIT AS ABORIGINALS.

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THE DEVILS MARBLES ARE HUGE GRANITE BOULDERS SCATTERED ACROSS A WIDE, SHALLOW VALLEY N THE NORTHERN TERRITORY.

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HMONG WOMAN. SAPA, VIETNAM | THE HMONG ARE AN ETHNIC GROUP FROM THE MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS OF CHINA, VIETNAM, LAOS, AND THAILAND.

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Schnee Landschaft

SWITZERLAND | WITH SNOWSHOES YOU ARE FREE TO EXPLORE. AN IDEAL ALTERNATIVE FOR ALL THOSE SEEKING FOR PEACE AND QUIETNESS OFF THE BEATEN TRACK.

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Schnee Landschaft

SMOOTH SHAPES COVERED BY A GLITTERING LAYER. THERE IS SOMETHING MAGICAL ABOUT FRESH SNOW.

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SWISS ALPS

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THE SHADOW MAN IS A CONTRASTY BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE SERIES OF MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES USING THE PLAY OF LIGHT, SHADE AND BACK-LIGHTING TO CREATE DRAMATIC MOODS.

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Schwarz weiss Landschaft

MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE USING THE PLAY OF LIGHT, SHADE AND BACK-LIGHTING TO CREATE A DRAMATIC MOOD.

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EARLY MORNING FOG OVER LAKE ZURICH.

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CHILDREN PLAYING IN SAND DUNES, SALAMANSA BAY | THE CAP VERDEAN HAVE A SIMPLE LIFESTYLE AND APPRECIATE LITTLE THINGS. DESPITE THE POVERTY, THE HAPPINESS OF THE CHILDREN SHINES THROUGH.

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FISHERMEN, PONTA DO SOL, CAPE VERDE | FISHING ON THE CAPE VERDE ARCHIPELAGO IS, FOR THE MOST PART, STILL ARTISANAL. MACKERELS FISHERMEN PULLING THE NET IN OFF THE COAST OF PONTA DO SOL.

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FISHERMAN WITH TUNA, CAPE VERDE | AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF THE FISHING BOATS THE FISH ARE PLACED ON THE BOYS HEAD AND TAKEN OFF TO THE MARKET. SAO FILIPE, FOGO.

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PROUD FISHERMAN STANDING IN FRONT OF HIS BOAT ON THE BEACH OF SAO FILIPE ON THE ISLAND OF FOGO.

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FISHERMAN IN SANTO ANTÃO, CAPE VERDE | SANTO ANTÃO IS FOR MANY THE MOST STUNNING ISLAND OF THE CAPE VERDE ARCHIPELAGO.

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NAUKLUFT NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA | NAMIB-NAUKLUFT PARK IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST NATIONAL PARKS IN AFRICA, SPANNING MUCH OF THE CENTRAL NAMIB DESERT AND INCLUDES THE NAUKLUFT MOUNTAINS. FLYING OVER THE DUNES DURING THE GOLDEN HOUR IS TRULY A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE.

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CHEETAHS ARE FAMOUS FOR THEIR SPEED AND AGILITY BUT ARE ALSO ONE OF AFRICA'S MOST ENDANGERED BIG CATS.

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SPITZKOPPE FEELS LIKE ULURU'S LITTLE SISTER. IT IS LOCATED NORTH-EST OF SWAKOPMUND IN THE NAMIB DESERT. THIS IS OUR FAVORITE PLACE IN NAMIBIA.

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TO FLY ABOVE THE DUNE OF SOSSUSVLEI GIVES YOU A STRONG FEELING OF FREEDOM.

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FLOATING OVER THE DUNES IN A HOT AIR BALLOON IS A BREATHTAKING WAY TO APPRECIATE THE STUNNING LANDSCAPE OF THE NAMIB NAUKLUFT NATIONAL PARK.

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DEADVLEI IS A WHITE CLAY PAN CHARACTERIZED BY DARK, DEAD CAMEL THORN TREES NEAR THE MORE FAMOUS SALT PAN OF SOSSUSVLEI, INSIDE THE NAMIB-NAUKLUFT PARK IN NAMIBIA.

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MAGICAL SUNSET DESERT LIGHT OF THE NAUKLUFT NATIONAL PARK.

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GREENLAND | BLUE ICEBERG IN STORM.

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GREENLAND SEA KAYAK EXPEDITION | A STORM DISPERSED THE ICE BLOCKADE AND WE BECAME THE FIRST PEOPLE TO REACH NUQATSIAQ THAT SUMMER.

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NORTH GREENLAND | GREENLAND IS THE PLACE TO SEE ICE IN ALL ITS SPECTACULAR FORMS. IN THE SUMMER, THE ICEBERGS BECOME VAST FLOATING SCULPTURES SETTING OFF ON A LONG AND UNCERTAIN VOYAGE WITH ONLY THE WIND AND THE CURRENT TO STEER THEM.

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OUR SEA KAYAKS POINT TOWARD THE MASSIVE INLAND ICE. UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN THE SEA IS SO CALM THAT THE INCREDIBLE VISTA IS REFLECTED LIKE A MIRROR. MOUNTAIN SIDES LIGHTEN INTO POWERFUL REDS, SHADOWS LENGTHEN, AND THE ICEBERGS SEEM TO BE UNDER A GIANT SPOTLIGHT.

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PADDLING THROUGH A SEA OF ICE OFF GREENLAND’S NORTHWEST COAST, IN THE ENDLESS SUMMER DAYS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN.


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NORTH GREENLAND | THIS SHOT SHOWS THE IMMENSITY OF THE LANDSCAPE. OUR SAGA MAPS, DATING FROM 1970, SHOW THE WHOLE SEA IN FRONT OF US COVERED BY GLACIERS. WE WERE SHOCKED TO SEE HOW FAR THE GLACIERS HAVE RETREATED IN LESS THAN 40 YEARS.

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GREENLAND IS THE PLACE TO SEE ICE IN ALL ITS SPECTACULAR FORMS. IN THE SUMMER, THE ICEBERGS BECOME VAST FLOATING SCULPTURES SETTING OFF ON A LONG AND UNCERTAIN VOYAGE WITH ONLY THE WIND AND THE CURRENT TO STEER THEM.


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NORTH GREENLAND | BEING SO CLOSE TO ICEBERGS WAS A POWERFUL FEELING, TINGED WITH DANGER.

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NORTH GREENLAND SEA KAYAK EXPEDITION | IN THE MORNING, THE SKY IS CLEAR AND THE SUN HEATS UP THE FROZEN SURFACE ENABLING US TO ESCAPE THROUGH THE SEA OF ICE IN WHICH WE HAD BEEN TRAPPED.

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ICE FOG IS CREATED WHEN WATER VAPOR MEETS ARCTIC AIR THAT’S SO COLD IT IS UNABLE TO ABSORB ANY MORE WATER: THE RESULT IS THE FORMATION OF TINY ICE CRYSTALS THAT CAN COVER THE ARCTIC SEA.

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SPOTLIGHT ON ICEBERG, WEST GREENLAND.

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LONE ICEBERG STANDING UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN.

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THE DESIGN OF A PIROGUE ALLOWS ONE TO MOVE THROUGH THE VERY SHALLOW WATER AND IT CAN BE EASILY TURNED OVER TO DRAIN THE WATER OUT. THIS IMAGE WAS TAKEN IN A LAGOON OFF THE MASOALA PENINSULA IN MADAGASCAR ON OUR SEA KAYAK EXPEDITION AROUND THE PENINSULA.

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ANTONGIL BAY, MADAGASCAR.

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KIDS HAVING FUN AND POSING IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. AVENUE OF THE BAOBABS ON MADAGASCAR'S WEST COAST.

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BALLOONING OVER BAGAN | BAGAN IS A HISTORIC ROYAL CITY IN MYANMAR. WITH MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND SACRAL BUILDINGS OF BRICK IT IS ONE OF THE LARGEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA.

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TRANSPORTATION, MYANMAR | THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS RELATIVELY UNDERDEVELOPED IN MYANMAR. THEREFORE TRANSPORTATION IS MAINLY MADE BY BICYCLES, BULLOCK OR HORSE CARTS.

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THE WHITE DESERT IS LOCATED IN THE FARAFRA DEPRESSION. THE LANDSCAPE IS CHARACTERIZED BY MASSIVE LIMESTONE ROCK FORMATIONS. IT HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED BY EGYPT AS A NATURAL PROTECTORATE IN 2002.

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FRANCE’S NORTHERN COAST IS A WORLD UNTO ITSELF. ITS HUNDREDS OF KILOMETERS OF COASTLINE RANGES FROM RUGGED CLIFFS TO QUIET SANDY BEACHES.

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INDIA

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THE STROMBOLI IS ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE VOLCANO IN THE WORLD WITH INTERVALS RANGING FROM MINUTES TO HOURS. IT IS ONE OF THE EIGHT AEOLIAN ISLAND NORTH OF SICILY.

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OUTTER HEBRIDES

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