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Every morning in Alor was filled with the craziest sunbeams. It felt like we were shooting a Planet Earth documentary. 
Happy Independence Day to all my Indonesian followers out there!
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Every morning in Alor was filled with the craziest sunbeams. It felt like we were shooting a Planet Earth documentary. Happy Independence Day to all my Indonesian followers out there!

An old favourite of mine from an incredible morning in Switzerland. A helicopter dropped us off on top of a nearby mountain and we tried not to: A) Freeze to death, and B) Fall off the cliff. 
The Swiss Alps make you feel so tiny.
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An old favourite of mine from an incredible morning in Switzerland. A helicopter dropped us off on top of a nearby mountain and we tried not to: A) Freeze to death, and B) Fall off the cliff. The Swiss Alps make you feel so tiny.

We waited for the perfect timing with the  sun shining through the trees. It created a spotlight on the ground right in front of the waterfall. The locals loved showing us the way to this secret spot hidden below their village, so we managed to pick up an extra 15 or so excited locals on the way down.
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We waited for the perfect timing with the sun shining through the trees. It created a spotlight on the ground right in front of the waterfall. The locals loved showing us the way to this secret spot hidden below their village, so we managed to pick

We spent the night in the clouds at Wae Rebo village. The cloud/fog was thin enough to create these insane light beams from the hut’s lantern. These local guys were stoked to pose like super hero’s for the shot.
I had to do 2 separate exposures- one for the hut with the light on, then one for the misty stars without the light.
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We spent the night in the clouds at Wae Rebo village. The cloud/fog was thin enough to create these insane light beams from the hut’s lantern. These local guys were stoked to pose like super hero’s for the shot. I had to do 2 separate exposures- one

We came up with this concept and told the captain. He said we had 5 minutes to nail it before the crew had to take down the sails. @josiahwg and I jumped in the water with the 1Dxii and started shooting. Rushed underwater shoots are probably the most exhausting/challenging of all. 
This is the best we got in a single exposure. Shot with a dome port + a 14mm lens at f/8 (unfortunately Josiah is still out of focus).
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We came up with this concept and told the captain. He said we had 5 minutes to nail it before the crew had to take down the sails. @josiahwg and I jumped in the water with the 1Dxii and started shooting. Rushed underwater shoots are probably the most

Beautiful calm mornings near Mt. Fuji- the tallest mountain in Japan. Fuji stands out like crazy because there’s no other mountains around it, which makes it look even taller than the already insane ~12,400ft peak. 
If you’re in japan I highly recommend taking the train to Fuji!
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Beautiful calm mornings near Mt. Fuji- the tallest mountain in Japan. Fuji stands out like crazy because there’s no other mountains around it, which makes it look even taller than the already insane ~12,400ft peak. If you’re in japan I highly recomm

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On our 3rd day in Komodo, we stopped at one of the many pink beaches this park is so famous for. The nearby coral is bright red which slowly gets ground up and ultimately ends up as red sand. When you mix this red coral sand with the white rock sand, you get pink 
Check my story to see how I took this shot!
@indtravel #wonderfullindonesia
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On our 3rd day in Komodo, we stopped at one of the many pink beaches this park is so famous for. The nearby coral is bright red which slowly gets ground up and ultimately ends up as red sand. When you mix this red coral sand with the white rock sand,

Spending our last 5 days in Indonesia on this insane pirate ship was the coolest way to finish off the trip. Island hopping is more fun when you feel like Jack Sparrow ️️️
@indtravel #wonderfullindonesia
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Spending our last 5 days in Indonesia on this insane pirate ship was the coolest way to finish off the trip. Island hopping is more fun when you feel like Jack Sparrow ️️️ @indtravel #wonderfullindonesia

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Free diving is one of the most relaxing things when you can finally begin to pace yourself and control your heart beat. This trip not only held the best diving I’ve ever done, but it was also the first time I was able to slow everything down. This allowed me to go way deeper and longer than before. Thanks for snapping the pics of me with the fishies @josiahwg 
@indtravel #wonderfullindonesia
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Free diving is one of the most relaxing things when you can finally begin to pace yourself and control your heart beat. This trip not only held the best diving I’ve ever done, but it was also the first time I was able to slow everything down. This al

Imagine looking out of the airplane window and seeing this!
The flight from Ende to Labuan Bajo  was easily the most beautiful flight I’ve ever been on. It was non-stop volcanoes and sunbeams the entire time.
@indtravel #wonderfullindonesia
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Imagine looking out of the airplane window and seeing this! The flight from Ende to Labuan Bajo was easily the most beautiful flight I’ve ever been on. It was non-stop volcanoes and sunbeams the entire time. @indtravel #wonderfullindonesia

@josiahwg and I decided to leave on a photo mission at 11:30pm from our boat. We did a short hike and got on top of this hill. The Milky Way was insane and we stayed up there until 2:30am. This was the first photo we took, and probably the best one. I’ll post a before and after photo on my story in the morning because this almost looks fake, but for now it’s back to stargazing on the roof of our boat 
Shot on the Canon 1Dxii with a 20mm f/1.4 lens. 15 second exposure, 2000 ISO.
@indtravel #wonderfullindonesia
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@josiahwg and I decided to leave on a photo mission at 11:30pm from our boat. We did a short hike and got on top of this hill. The Milky Way was insane and we stayed up there until 2:30am. This was the first photo we took, and probably the best one.

Perfectly clear water surrounding one of the many beautiful islands here in Komodo National Park. 
It’ll be interesting shooting the rest of this trip without my drone because it came to a very violent end this evening as I crashed it into the mast of our boat... @indtravel #wonderfullindonesia
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Perfectly clear water surrounding one of the many beautiful islands here in Komodo National Park. It’ll be interesting shooting the rest of this trip without my drone because it came to a very violent end this evening as I crashed it into the mast o

We’ve arrived in Komodo national park for the next leg of our trip through Indonesia. I’ve wanted to come to this insane place for so long, and I’m super excited to finally be here. 
@indtravel #wonderfullindonesia
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We’ve arrived in Komodo national park for the next leg of our trip through Indonesia. I’ve wanted to come to this insane place for so long, and I’m super excited to finally be here. @indtravel #wonderfullindonesia

We spent the last two days in the beautiful village of Wae Rebo- up in the mountains, surrounded by cloud. It was fascinating to learn about their way of life. 
Did you know each hut has 5 floors inside it?? @indtravel #wonderfullindonesia
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We spent the last two days in the beautiful village of Wae Rebo- up in the mountains, surrounded by cloud. It was fascinating to learn about their way of life. Did you know each hut has 5 floors inside it?? @indtravel #wonderfullindonesia

Every morning in Alor was blanketed in a layer of mist which meant we didn’t have to go far to shoot sunrise. Sunbeams everywhere.
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Every morning in Alor was blanketed in a layer of mist which meant we didn’t have to go far to shoot sunrise. Sunbeams everywhere.

Today we woke up at sunrise and began a long drive across the island in hopes of finding this waterfall. After about 2 hours on a bumpy, mostly dirt road, we reached a village. The villagers immediately took charge and led the way. We had an entourage of about 20 locals eager to show us the magical spot. 
Shot on the Canon 1DxII with a 14mm lens. This is a 5 photo vertical panorama- necessary in order to get the whole tree in the shot. 
Edited with the ‘Monday Updated’ preset from my new Master Collection.
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Today we woke up at sunrise and began a long drive across the island in hopes of finding this waterfall. After about 2 hours on a bumpy, mostly dirt road, we reached a village. The villagers immediately took charge and led the way. We had an entourag

Last nights magical sunset to end an awesome day of adventures. 
@indtravel 
#wonderfullindonesia
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Last nights magical sunset to end an awesome day of adventures. @indtravel #wonderfullindonesia

One of the most relaxing things I’ve experienced underwater is watching bubbles float from scuba divers beneath you.
@indtravel #wonderfullindonesia
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One of the most relaxing things I’ve experienced underwater is watching bubbles float from scuba divers beneath you. @indtravel #wonderfullindonesia

This morning on the beautifully untouched island of Alor, Indonesia. We’re spending the next week here with @indtravel before we’re off to our next destination!
#wonderfullindonesia
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This morning on the beautifully untouched island of Alor, Indonesia. We’re spending the next week here with @indtravel before we’re off to our next destination! #wonderfullindonesia

On my way to Indonesia, I had a 12 hour layover in Istanbul. I met up with my good friend @hasanilkay and we spent the afternoon/evening doing a super fast-paced tour through this beautiful city. We met and chatted with locals about their lives, drank tea, ate baklava and wandered through markets until it was time to get on my next flight. 
Edited with my new Master Collection preset pack
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On my way to Indonesia, I had a 12 hour layover in Istanbul. I met up with my good friend @hasanilkay and we spent the afternoon/evening doing a super fast-paced tour through this beautiful city. We met and chatted with locals about their lives, dran

Exploring the epic mountains and meeting the locals in the Peruvian Andes. This family gave me a hat, and the little kid got very curious with my camera
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Exploring the epic mountains and meeting the locals in the Peruvian Andes. This family gave me a hat, and the little kid got very curious with my camera

Today marks 50 years since humans first landed on the moon- The Atlantis Dunes in South Africa are the closest I’ve come to being on the lunar surface. 
Astronauts have always been a huge role model for me. The day after my parents announced they were pregnant with me, my dad had a seizure and was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. 
He coped with brain cancer by imagining he was an astronaut- the surgery was his mission and there was no room for failure. By facing his treatment head-on with the confidence and mindset of an astronaut, he beat cancer and has been clean for over two decades now. 
Growing up, this story taught me to face every situation with a confident mindset and positive attitude. 
I spent two years writing and directing a short film called Brain Maker with some of my best friends that follows my dad’s story. 
It’s on YouTube if you want to see it (the third slide is stills from the movie). Never underestimate the power of your mindset, and face every situation like a fearless astronaut.
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Today marks 50 years since humans first landed on the moon- The Atlantis Dunes in South Africa are the closest I’ve come to being on the lunar surface. Astronauts have always been a huge role model for me. The day after my parents announced they wer

Somewhere between the border of Italy and Slovenia, we found these two magical spots. Shot on the Canon 5Dmk4. First shot edited with the ‘Monday Updated’ preset from my new Master Collection
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Somewhere between the border of Italy and Slovenia, we found these two magical spots. Shot on the Canon 5Dmk4. First shot edited with the ‘Monday Updated’ preset from my new Master Collection

Dubrovnik was one of the most beautiful spots we visited in Croatia. The old town was finished in the 13th century and feels relatively untouched. The turquoise water next to the castle reminds me of the forts in Oman- there’s something really magical about it.
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Dubrovnik was one of the most beautiful spots we visited in Croatia. The old town was finished in the 13th century and feels relatively untouched. The turquoise water next to the castle reminds me of the forts in Oman- there’s something really magica

Magical walks through Krka park. Who’d want to live in this little house?
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Magical walks through Krka park. Who’d want to live in this little house?

Crazy light on the Amalfi Coast. 
Positano was home to the Romans in 100 BC before it was destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. This little town was then home to the Byzantine empire where you can still find a church that dates back to the 10th century. So much history in one little spot.
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Crazy light on the Amalfi Coast. Positano was home to the Romans in 100 BC before it was destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. This little town was then home to the Byzantine empire where you can still find a church that dates back to the 10th century

Yesterday at about 4pm we decided to do a spontaneous trip to Krka national park. We rented cars and got there just before sunset. The spontaneous adventures are always the best ones 
Shot on the Canon 5Dmk4 with a 16-35mm lens.
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Yesterday at about 4pm we decided to do a spontaneous trip to Krka national park. We rented cars and got there just before sunset. The spontaneous adventures are always the best ones Shot on the Canon 5Dmk4 with a 16-35mm lens.

Boat trips through the Philippines. The more I travel, the more I appreciate how beautiful Coron is. I have yet to find a place more perfect. 
Edited with my new preset pack! Link in bio :)
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Boat trips through the Philippines. The more I travel, the more I appreciate how beautiful Coron is. I have yet to find a place more perfect. Edited with my new preset pack! Link in bio :)

Croatia is the land of hovering boats, turquoise water, castles and palm trees. This week has been incredible and I’m stoked for what’s next
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Croatia is the land of hovering boats, turquoise water, castles and palm trees. This week has been incredible and I’m stoked for what’s next

I love calling this place home. 
Come hangout here this August during the @triplit conference! 
So many fun adventures every summer and I can’t wait to be back for all of August.
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I love calling this place home. Come hangout here this August during the @triplit conference! So many fun adventures every summer and I can’t wait to be back for all of August.

Morocco was one of the most diverse and beautiful countries I’ve explored. The people are some of the most interesting I’ve met, talked with and had the pleasure of photographing.
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Morocco was one of the most diverse and beautiful countries I’ve explored. The people are some of the most interesting I’ve met, talked with and had the pleasure of photographing.

A quick road trip into Bosnia & Herzegovina yesterday lead us to this cute little town called Mostar. It was interesting to see the similarities between the markets here and the ones in Turkey. All through the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe you can still see the influence of the Ottoman Empire. 
Next stop: Split Croatia to start Yacht Week with the gang
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A quick road trip into Bosnia & Herzegovina yesterday lead us to this cute little town called Mostar. It was interesting to see the similarities between the markets here and the ones in Turkey. All through the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe

This morning in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Croatia is quickly becoming one of my favourite countries... the turquoise water and castles are stunning. Any must-see spots along the Croatian coastline?
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This morning in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Croatia is quickly becoming one of my favourite countries... the turquoise water and castles are stunning. Any must-see spots along the Croatian coastline?

The most perfect beach I’ve ever seen with the strangest rocks decorating it. Every evening we’d have picnics on the beach as we watch the sun go down. Sunsets always seem to be better in the tropics.
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The most perfect beach I’ve ever seen with the strangest rocks decorating it. Every evening we’d have picnics on the beach as we watch the sun go down. Sunsets always seem to be better in the tropics.

Hazy mornings in Yosemite National Park. If you ever want to feel small, go explore Yosemite. 
Shot on the Canon 5Dmk4 with a 24-70mm, 14mm, 70-200mm.
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Hazy mornings in Yosemite National Park. If you ever want to feel small, go explore Yosemite. Shot on the Canon 5Dmk4 with a 24-70mm, 14mm, 70-200mm.

Beautiful moments underwater shared with the locals. Once you get better at holding your breath, getting relaxed underwater becomes easy. This sea turtle has it all figured out- it’s able to hold its breath for 4-7 hours before returning to the surface 🤯
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Beautiful moments underwater shared with the locals. Once you get better at holding your breath, getting relaxed underwater becomes easy. This sea turtle has it all figured out- it’s able to hold its breath for 4-7 hours before returning to the surfa

Early mornings in Udaipur with @chelseakauai 
It was always nice getting up before the chaos and loudness of the day began. We made it our routine to walk down to the water every morning and watch the sunrise
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Early mornings in Udaipur with @chelseakauai It was always nice getting up before the chaos and loudness of the day began. We made it our routine to walk down to the water every morning and watch the sunrise

@cobiandewey and @chelseakauai are magicians underwater. I’m just trying to keep up with their bubble rings and other fancy tricks
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@cobiandewey and @chelseakauai are magicians underwater. I’m just trying to keep up with their bubble rings and other fancy tricks

One of the most beautiful spots on the island. No better place to relax during sunset with some friends.
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One of the most beautiful spots on the island. No better place to relax during sunset with some friends.

Being in a cave underwater without any oxygen isn’t necessarily the most relaxing thought... however after a bit of practice, you’ll discover how beautiful and calming it actually is. 
It also helps having @chelseakauai as a teacher 🧜‍️
Come get taught by both Chelsea and I this summer on Bowen island during the @triplit conference! Link in bio :)
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Being in a cave underwater without any oxygen isn’t necessarily the most relaxing thought... however after a bit of practice, you’ll discover how beautiful and calming it actually is. It also helps having @chelseakauai as a teacher 🧜‍️ Come get taug

Spontaneous adventures with friends always lead to the best shots. 
I’m sad to be leaving Hawaii but excited because Croatia is next! I have a new preset pack launching in a couple days as well (I edited this photo with one of the presets in the pack ).
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Spontaneous adventures with friends always lead to the best shots. I’m sad to be leaving Hawaii but excited because Croatia is next! I have a new preset pack launching in a couple days as well (I edited this photo with one of the presets in the pack

Hawaii’s mountains have always been some of my favourite because of how alien they look
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Hawaii’s mountains have always been some of my favourite because of how alien they look

Sunset at Waikiki beach is filled with surfers waiting for the perfect wave. They all make it look way too easy
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Sunset at Waikiki beach is filled with surfers waiting for the perfect wave. They all make it look way too easy

Time for a weekend full of adventures around Oahu’s stunning mountains and beaches. I’m going to try my hand at some underwater/wave photography tomorrow... wish me luck 🤞
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Time for a weekend full of adventures around Oahu’s stunning mountains and beaches. I’m going to try my hand at some underwater/wave photography tomorrow... wish me luck 🤞

I spent way too long in the water trying to capture the perfect wave. I’ve never seen the back of a wave before now and it was awesome (I’m a Canadian who hasn’t spent much time in the surf)
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I spent way too long in the water trying to capture the perfect wave. I’ve never seen the back of a wave before now and it was awesome (I’m a Canadian who hasn’t spent much time in the surf)

One of my favourite shots from summer time in Banff National Park. On a still morning, moraine lake looks like a giant mirror. I always thought the perfect reflection was photoshop until I saw it for myself
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One of my favourite shots from summer time in Banff National Park. On a still morning, moraine lake looks like a giant mirror. I always thought the perfect reflection was photoshop until I saw it for myself

We found the smallest beach in the world, built a sand castle on it, then watched as the waves came and destroyed it in 30 seconds. This was one of the best hangout spots I’ve ever been because the water was so warm and shallow. Nothing but good vibes.
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We found the smallest beach in the world, built a sand castle on it, then watched as the waves came and destroyed it in 30 seconds. This was one of the best hangout spots I’ve ever been because the water was so warm and shallow. Nothing but good vibe

Early mornings in Coron are as close to paradise as you can get. It’s so calm, quiet and peaceful. No other tourists have showed up, and you can explore the area all to yourself for a couple hours. 
Shot on the Mavic Pro 2
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Early mornings in Coron are as close to paradise as you can get. It’s so calm, quiet and peaceful. No other tourists have showed up, and you can explore the area all to yourself for a couple hours. Shot on the Mavic Pro 2

Back on Bowen island and ready for some adventures. Definitely going to take advantage of the super long days (9:15pm sunset).
Come to Bowen this summer and shoot with me and a handful of others during my first ever in-person workshop! Link in bio for more info :)
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Back on Bowen island and ready for some adventures. Definitely going to take advantage of the super long days (9:15pm sunset). Come to Bowen this summer and shoot with me and a handful of others during my first ever in-person workshop! Link in bio fo

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