At the hikes, we always pick some of these goodies along the way when in higher altitudes. We find it a great healthy refreshment and also supply of minerals on distant walks. We always think about sustainability of of these small plants and animals who live up there. They deserve it more than we do, since it's their territory 👍
Rio is not a place, it's an emotion. Cariocan Is the way to be.
The sun sets slowly at ipanama beach while I chat with Bruno, my host on this beach who served me best sausage hotdogs and guarana. His family is from Ecuador and they have a beach shack with amazing hotdogs , best views of world and nice samba music. His grand mom apparently visited India and saw Bombay, Delhi, rishikesh, goa and Agra. She loves India and tell me what she likes about indians. We crack a joke and laugh on how we are so similar,being thousands of kms apart. And all this conversation happened on Google translate. Not so good with Portuguese :) :) I reflect, it's goa just on other side of world. Actually Brazil is just India on other side of world with much lesser people. While I said obrigado to my host, he mentioned see u again tomorrow .:) I smiled. Little does he know that in my work travels I could just catch the sunset for minutes on the beach after coming to know at 5.10 pm in my hotel room, that 5.25 pm is the sunset time in Brazil and I book an Uber to not miss it ( winters of Brazil ). And These are moments I caught to just walk bare feet on sand n see the life of cariocans
Elephants are such majestic creatures. 🐘The experience of hearing the calming steps of those giants next to you and being able to touch them is amazing. I hope that we will be able to preserve that species though, because they’re extinct and the saddest part is that’s our fault. This sanctuary we visited is saving orphans and is providing them a good environment. However I would be more happy to see for them being able to roam free in their own habitat, so hopefully next year I’ll be able to go to a reserve in Africa and document that. 🐘🌾☀️
Some people think Bruarfoss is shut.. It was because of the bad behaviour of the visitors on what is private homeowners land. But they built a new car park and a new walking trail up along the river. The trail is pretty flat but is 3.5km each way and takes you past a couple of other smaller waterfalls en route to whet the appetite.. It's worth the walk.
As with all of our main locations we had them to ourselves bar just 2 other photographers at this place. Our last night in Iceland. Over-run with tripods it isn't... But don't tell anyone 🤐
I spent ages hypnotised by the whirlpool and the bright blue water whilst @ian_perkins_photography@mattfay87 and @wildseascapes explored the more manageable size of this waterfall on the ledges below. What a beautiful end to the week there. I have countless other images to share but will give it a little rest now and concentrate closer to home 😁