Thousands of years ago, Egyptians built structures that have mostly stood the test of time. For history, culture and antiquity lovers, traveling through Egypt is an absolute dream. For two weeks this year, I had the privilege of leading an expedition and photographing the sights. Here are a few images that I made along the way.
Almost 200 years ago, engineers built The Caledonian Canal, a man-made canal that connects five natural lakes and spans Scotland from Inverness (in the east), to Corpach (in the west). Sailing the canal offers a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Scottish Highlands. And on the west coast, the mouth of the canal offers access to some of the the Inner Hebridean Islands. For three weeks, I traveled on a small ship, Lord of the Glens, and traversed this area to explore the landscape, culture and history. Our journey ultimately ended in Edinburgh with a chance to see its amazing architecture and witness the annual Military Tattoo. Here are a few images that I made along the way.
Life along the Mekong River is fascinating. For three weeks, I traveled from Siem Reap, Cambodia to My Tho, Vietnam aboard The Jahan with National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. Each day, I visited small local villages and communities to learn about the region's storied past, explore the vast landscape and experience unique cultural aspects. A few highlights include - riding through the countryside in an ox cart, learning how to make rice paper and rattan mats, buying local fish and produce from a floating market and sampling the wondrous amounts of fresh food. A few images chronicling the journey are below.
This fall, I worked aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion, where I taught passengers photography, photo editing and storytelling. Our journey was through Alaska's Inside Passage and along the coast of British Columbia. Each day, we would search for wildlife, learn about natural history and experience unique cultural events. Several images from the expedition with National Geographic and Lindblad are below.
Periodically throughout the year, I teach photography aboard the Lindblad and National Geographic Expeditions vessels. This year, I had the privilege of leading a group throughout Cambodia and Vietnam. We started in Siem Reap, then cruised along the Mekong River to Vietnam and ended our voyage in Ho Chi Minh City. A few images from the expedition are below.