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Notsuke Peninsula

Notsuke Peninsula

During my visits to Notsuke Peninsula I experienced, snow, blue sky, and a lot in between. This is shot when the wind was battering the landscape, making it very cold and unpleasant to stay outside for more than a few minutes at a time. Aperture: ƒ/6.3 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 70mm ISO: 100 Shutter […]

Notsuke Peninsula

Notsuke Peninsula

During my visits to Notsuke Peninsula I experienced, snow, blue sky, and a lot in between. This is shot when the wind was battering the landscape, making it very cold and unpleasant to stay outside for more than a few minutes at a time. Aperture: ƒ/6.3 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 72mm ISO: 200 Shutter […]

Notsuke Peninsula

Notsuke Peninsula

During my visits to Notsuke Peninsula I experienced, snow, blue sky, and a lot in between. This is shot when the wind was battering the landscape, making it very cold and unpleasant to stay outside for more than a few minutes at a time. Here you can see the snowdrift flowing over the boats and […]

Notsuke Peninsula

Notsuke Peninsula

During my visits to Notsuke Peninsula I experienced, snow, blue sky, and a lot in between. This is shot when the wind was battering the landscape, making it very cold and unpleasant to stay outside for more than a few minutes at a time. Here you can see the snowdrift flowing over the boats and […]

Blue shed, Notsuke Peninsula

Blue shed, Notsuke Peninsula

During my visits to Notsuke Peninsula I experienced, snow, blue sky, and a lot in between. This is shot when the wind was battering the landscape, making it very cold and unpleasant to stay outside for more than a few minutes at a time. The owners of this blue shed, my favorite building in Hokkaido, […]

Notsuke Peninsula

Notsuke Peninsula

During my visits to Notsuke Peninsula I experienced, snow, blue sky, and a lot in between. This is shot when the wind was battering the landscape, making it very cold and unpleasant to stay outside for more than a few minutes at a time. Aperture: ƒ/6.3 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 72mm ISO: 100 Shutter […]

Blue shed, Notsuke Peninsula

Blue shed, Notsuke Peninsula

The colors of the houses in Hokkaido are rather bland, dominated by beige, grey and off-white. Very different from what you encounter in the Norwegian country-side, where you’ll find buildings in bright red, blue, yellow and white. This blue shed was standing very much out in it’s unique color, which brings down the color of […]

Fishing net floats, Notsuke Peninsula

Fishing net floats, Notsuke Peninsula

The colors of the houses in Hokkaido are rather bland, dominated by beige, grey and off-white. Very different from what you encounter in the Norwegian country-side, where you’ll find buildings in bright red, blue, yellow and white. I found only one shed, and these fishing net floats in bright colors. Here the daylight is coming […]

Fishing net floats, Notsuke Peninsula

Fishing net floats, Notsuke Peninsula

The colors of the houses in Hokkaido are rather bland, dominated by beige, grey and off-white. Very different from what you encounter in the Norwegian country-side, where you’ll find buildings in bright red, blue, yellow and white. I found only one shed, and these fishing net floats in bright colors. Here the daylight is coming […]

Blue shed, Notsuke Peninsula

Blue shed, Notsuke Peninsula

The colors of the houses in Hokkaido are rather bland, dominated by beige, grey and off-white. Very different from what you encounter in the Norwegian country-side, where you’ll find buildings in bright red, blue, yellow and white. This blue shed was standing very much out in it’s unique color, which brings down the color of […]

Blue shed, Notsuke Peninsula

Blue shed, Notsuke Peninsula

Notsuke Peninsula is a beautiful stretch of open land and sea, with wetland on one side and pebbles and stones on the other side facing the Pacific. There is much wildlife here, and few buildings. During winter the wind and snow can be brutal, and any building must be able to stand against the storms. […]

Fishing net floats, Notsuke Peninsula

Fishing net floats, Notsuke Peninsula

The colors of the houses in Hokkaido are rather bland, dominated by beige, grey and off-white. Very different from what you encounter in the Norwegian country-side, where you’ll find buildings in bright red, blue, yellow and white. I found only one shed, and these fishing net floats in bright colors. Aperture: ƒ/9 Camera: NIKON D4S […]

Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis)

Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis)

A very popular location in Hokkaido to watch red-crowned cranes roosting is Setsuri River from the Otowa Bridge. This is a long time favorite of both cranes and people alike, as the cranes feel safe here and come in a decent number, and humans get a beautiful view of the river, cranes and the surroundings. […]

The Neck, Bruny Island

The Neck, Bruny Island

This morning started with lots of rain, defying the forecast of sunny skies and making the journey here somewhat in the unknown. But lo and behold – the clouds gave way for blue sky and sunlight, making this capture possible, capturing the immense beauty of this stretch of Bruny Island. I was in luck to […]

The Neck, Bruny Island, Tasmania

The Neck, Bruny Island

This road is built on a very narrow stretch of land, where one side has an amazing beach seen here, and the other facing Tasmania. As you can see there is barely a place to park you car. How this place is during the high season I can only imagine. I enjoyed every minute of […]

Port Sorell, Tasmania

Port Sorell, Tasmania

Humanity has always been inspired by nature, and tried to express their experience of nature through art. Although there are countless incredible human productions, nature simply cannot be beat in any way. Be it microscopic or on cosmological scales. Nature is always more. Every moment of every day there are shapes, patterns and colors for […]

Taylor's Beach, Break O'Day, Tasmania

Taylor’s Beach, Break O’Day

A very brief, but stunning part of sunset on a beach I visited many times during my stay here. Every hour of the day provided a uniquely beautiful experience, and particularly so with the presence of only nature and wildlife, as this was autumn and the low season for visitors. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D5 […]

Taylor's Beach, Break O'Day, Tasmania

Taylor’s Beach, Break O’Day

This is such a beautiful beach I’m sure is pretty crowded in summer, but this is autumn and this couple were the only other humans I encountered here during my several visits during my time here. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 70mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

Bicheno Blowhole, Tasmania

Bicheno Blowhole, Tasmania

The Bicheno blowhole can be magnificent if you come during optimal conditions of high waves and tide with a partly cloudy sky as seen here. Better stick around in Bicheno if you are unlucky in regards to the weather and tidal conditions on your first attempt. Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 24mm ISO: […]

Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Coles Bay

Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Coles Bay

A beautiful lighthouse in an amazing natural setting, and I had it almost all to myself! As I visited in autumn, there were hardly any visitors and the landscape was all natural sounds and sights. Elevation: 18 meters Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: L1D-20c Focal length: 10.26mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Russell Falls, Mount Field

Russell Falls, Mount Field

This was perhaps the most “crowded” of all the waterfalls I visited during my trip to New Zealand And Tasmania this autumn, and I can only imagine how crowded this place would be during the high season. During my visit it was all nature and only the occasional visitor. I even saw a sleeping wallaby […]

Russell Falls, Mount Field

Russell Falls, Mount Field

This was perhaps the most “crowded” of all the waterfalls I visited during my trip to New Zealand And Tasmania this autumn, and I can only imagine how crowded this place would be during the high season. During my visit it was all nature and only the occasional visitor. I even saw a sleeping wallaby […]

Swan Lagoon, Ohao, New Zealand

Swan Lagoon, Ohao

There were no swans on this lake during this brief and wonderful time of sunset, but several ducks. Elevation: 590 meters Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 200mm ISO: 1800 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Purakaunui Falls, New Zealand

Purakaunui Falls, Otago

On the way to the Purakunai Falls you’ll find this mini-version of the main attraction about half-way between the main road and the falls. In North America and Eurasia the landscape is on fire with reds and yellows in autumn, but here there are no such decidious tree species. Europeans longing for that special sign […]

Purakaunui Falls, New Zealand

Purakaunui Falls, Otago

A beautiful waterfall I had almost to myself. As I visited in the autumn there were very few visitors around and that made the place that much more amazing. Elevation: 75 meters Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 50mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1.3 s

The Wanaka Tree, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

The Wanaka Tree, Lake Wanaka

Perhaps the most famous tree in the world, in an ever changing environment. This time it was extremely windy and cold, and not at all pleasant, but visually it was amazing as the sky was filled with dramatic clouds in layers, each moving in a different pace and direction. Elevation: 282 meters Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: […]

The Wanaka Tree, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

The Wanaka Tree, Lake Wanaka

Perhaps the most famous tree in the world, in an ever changing environment. This time it was extremely windy and cold, and not at all pleasant, but visually it was amazing as the sky was filled with dramatic clouds in layers, each moving in a different pace and direction. Elevation: 282 meters Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: […]

Lady Knox Geyser, New Zealand

Lady Knox Geyser, Rotorua

Even though I visited here in autumn, this site was exceptionally popular and crowded, and not pleasurable at all, except for the geyser. Left to its own devices this is a mellow geyser, but drop some detergent into it, and it steadily increases its outward pressure until it reaches a considerable height and then steadily […]

Owharoa Falls, New Zealand

Owharoa Falls, Waikino

This is a hidden gem that’s easily missed and not visited by many compared to other waterfalls in New Zealand. The river turns 90 degrees here, and has a short run before it flows into the bigger Ohinemuri River running alongside Highway 2. Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 38mm ISO: 50 Shutter speed: […]

Whangarei Falls, New Zealand

Whangarei Falls, Northland

For a brief few seconds these two kids chose to stand in front of the waterfall, providing an excellent scale of this magnificent place. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 32mm ISO: 50 Shutter speed: 1/10 s

Heatwave and only one tree for shade

A herd finding shade under a lone tree

These Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) are huddled together, not for warmth, but in desperation for shade. This was the only tree standing in a vast stretch of land in Etosha National Park, and had drawn these to it as the sun was understandably unbearable. Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 24mm ISO: 125 Shutter speed: […]

Lonely trees in Damaraland, Namibia

This particular area was absolutely stunning in the soft light of early morning – a savanna with beautifully colored dead grasses and a clutch of three small trees clinging onto life. Elevation: 403 meters Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 700mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/1250 s

Hot air balloon in Namibia

What better way to experience a sunrise than in the air – silently flowing on the invisible layers of moving air, soon to be heated up by the sun. As the sun rises, the air becomes turbulent and a trip much less pleasant and unpredictable. Elevation: 719 meters Aperture: ƒ/3.5 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: […]

Lone tree in sunset, Namibia

A single tree has survived years of heat, drought and very occasional rain. Elevation: 993 meters Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 56mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Lone tree, Namibia

A single tree has survived years of heat, drought and very occasional rain. Elevation: 993 meters Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 70mm ISO: 640 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Sossusvlei sunrise

A rare moment with gorgeous puffy clouds creating crepescular rays during the golden hour, by one of the enormous sand dunes. In the desert the sky is almost always without any clouds, making the sky dull and featureless. But this precious morning was touched by magic, in a magical landscape! Elevation: 620 meters Aperture: ƒ/9 […]

Lone tree, Namibia

A single tree has not only survived years of heat, drought and very occasional rain, but thrived to become a mature giant. Elevation: 620 meters Aperture: ƒ/9 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 24mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 1/60 s

The Deadvlei tree

Prior to my visit unseasonal rains had turned trees, shrubs and plants green and in bloom, but the water was long gone from this particular and iconic clay pan. I was told that all of this was under water for many days and looked otherworldly, as the otherwise dry ground had become a mirror of […]

Flowering desert tree, Deadvlei

Out of season, rain has made trees and plants grow foliage and flowers, and this seemingly dead tree is now surging with flowers and bees pollinating them, and this just meters away from many ancient dead trees. It’s amazing to see how insects are able to take advantage of even the most irregular of seasons. […]

Kannan Devan Hills Tea garden

Some tea plantations are like artwork, with countless shapes, patterns and variations of green, creating a living gallery of abstracts to the beholder. Although tea plantations are absolutely stunning in some places, like here in Kerala, they are lifeless and silent as it supports very little life. Elevation: 1959 meters Aperture: ƒ/4.5 Camera: NIKON D4S […]

Tyrshi Falls, Meghalaya

Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India There are countless small and large waterfalls in Meghalaya. Some stunning beyond description and impossible to miss, except when the clouds kiss the ground. Which happens very often. Others are small and inconspicuous, even hard to see, like this one in Jaintia Hills, which is at first a mellow stream which […]

A waterfall in Lumwahnai, Meghalaya

There are so many waterfalls in Meghalaya that I wondered if mega refers to numbers of rapids and waterfalls. Only the largest and most accessible waterfalls are known and visited by tourists, but there are so many waterfalls with no names and utterly unknown except to the locals. This particular waterfall got my attention in […]

Kynrem falls, Meghalaya

One might think it is a bad idea visiting the wettest place on earth during the monsoon, but this is the time when all the hidden waterfalls reveal themselves – even though some might still be just a little stream flowing over the edge. The north-eastern state of Meghalaya is home to some of the […]

Dzukou Valley, Nagaland & Manipur

This landscape is like nothing I’ve ever encountered and is so intensely beautiful and otherworldly! From dawn till dusk the ever changing weather, light and color hues provided the most stunning show. During my time the visual was seasoned with regular and amazing thunder from neighboring valleys. At night the sky was partly starry with […]

Dzukou Valley, Nagaland & Manipur

A true valley of flowers! From afar the valley looks like a green carpet, but as you come closer you notice more and more color hues. When you finally reach the valley floor you will see an incredible density of plants and an amazing diversity of species – each blooming at a different time of […]

Lord Howe Island twin peaks

The home of the rare and wonderful These beautiful twin peaks are the landmarks of the island, and holds so much more than beauty to the human eye, and is recognized with the highest honor as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tallest of the two peaks is Mt Gower at 867 meters, to the […]

Lord Howe Island twin peaks

The home of the rare and wonderful These beautiful twin peaks are the landmarks of the island, and holds so much more than beauty to the human eye, and is recognized with the highest honor as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tallest of the two peaks is Mt Gower at 867 meters, to the […]

Lord Howe Island sunset

9 out of 10 evenings during my stay on Lord Howe Island I walked the Little Island Track along the beach to the outcrop called Little Island. At first to experience the sunsets, but after just one sunset I was completely hooked. Hooked on experiencing the large numbers of seabirds. I visited in April, the […]

Principe creek

Minutes ago this water came off the edge of a high cliff as one of several impressive waterfalls on the small island of Principe. Think of miniature versions of Salto Angel (Angel Falls)! As with most of Principe the mountain tops are densely forested and during the rainy season plenty of rainfall replenishes the streams, […]

Principe seasonal waterfall

For a small island, Principe has an impressive array of waterfalls, some can even be seen from far out to sea – that is how tall they are! On a previous day I had passed this side of the island on the way to Caroço Islet and noticed an impressive waterfall standing out in an […]

Caroco Islet (Ilhéu Caroço), Principe

On Principe’s little sister This is a tiny speck of volcanic rock rising more than 300 meter high with sheer cliffs on all sides except areas on the north-western side where huge boulders have come off the mountain to form a fertile slope with dense forest and a rocky and dangerous shore with no beach. […]

Tidal pool sunset, Principe

This evening I was hoping to encounter many interesting fungi and perhaps even flowers in the forest west of Bom Bom islet where I had found so many amazing species so far. From the islet the forest looks pristine and untouched, but as I walked the trail I soon realized it was second growth forest […]

Waterfall in Lahaul Valley

This is one of several beautiful waterfalls on the north-facing slopes, now a mellow trickle compared to during the monsoon several weeks ago. It’s running down to the Chandra river (Chenab river is also used) in Lahaul valley, reached by the Rothang Pass from Manali to the south of this position and is at the […]

Chandra river, Spiti

The water in this river (also called Cheneb river) comes from the glaciers which are slowly releasing less and less water as the winter approaches. Soon this landscape will be all white and very desolate as the road will be closed until summer once again wins over winter. I got a reminder of how close […]

Chandra river, Spiti

A very different experience when all colors are removed. The water in this river (also called Cheneb river) comes from the glaciers which are slowly releasing less and less water as the winter approaches. Soon this landscape will be all white and very desolate as the road will be closed until summer once again wins […]

Chandra river, Spiti

The water in this river (also called Cheneb river) comes from the glaciers which are slowly releasing less and less water as the winter approaches. Soon this landscape will be all white and very desolate as the road will be closed until summer once again wins over winter. I got a reminder of how close […]

Dhankar Gompa, Spiti

Today we can enjoy a leisurely car drive to this amazing monastery and village – Dhankar Gompa, and move on within minutes in the summer months. But think about how this kind of living was all the hundreds of years prior to any road or motorized vehicles! Winters as cold as can be – centuries […]

Pin Valley National Park, India

Clouds always add mystery and dynamics to any landscape, but Spiti is mostly without any clouds as it is a mountain desert with cloudless skies for long periods, and during my travel here I did not expect any clouds in my landscape captures. But microclimatic conditions provide exceptions to the norm, and here I found […]

Nightfall at Ki monastery

I had a wonderful time at this spot, watching the remaining light of the sun fade and being replaced by the rising moon behind me. There is not much vegetation in this dry valley, so wherever it is it gives such beautiful colors of autumn to the otherwise dry and barren landscape, and I was […]

Dochula Pass, Bhutan

I was very fortunate to come here in time for the sunrise with a cloudless sky. Very slowly I had a growing idea of the magnificent snowcapped mountains to the north and west, and as the light increased I was greeted with a completely clear sight of the tallest mountain peaks in Bhutan. This shot […]

Dochula Pass, Bhutan

The sunrise is almost over, and I was having a hard time deciding which direction to point the camera. Focus on the sunrise in the east above the stupas, and capture the moment the entire disc has climbed above the horizon, or focus on the north-west where the amazing hues of the sunrise colors the […]

Mossy waterfall

There are countless amazing rivers, streams, creeks and waterfalls in Bhutan, but many are inaccessible due to the extremely steep terrain. Most of the larger rivers are torrents in the rainy season, and thus the rocks are without any moss as they are sand and rock blasted by the friction of what the water brings […]

Rhododendron arboretum

Sometimes things happen in the blink of an eye, and is in addition completely unexpected. I had stopped at this location to capture an amazingly beautiful Rhododendron growing out of a sheer cliff – almost dangling in the air – like a Bonsai tree. Twisted trunk and full of red flowers. No matter which angle […]

Silhouette Island, Seychelles

During my stay on Silhouette Island I experienced many amazing dawns and dusks, with dramatic cloudscapes and beautiful colors. But just days before, the island had experienced weeks of heavy rain and grey skies! The day I arrived seemed to be the last of it, as it poured down during my check-in. As the days […]

Silhouette Island, Seychelles

Silhouette Island, Seychelles More than 90% of this island is protected, and only a small slice of land on the eastern shores is developed. Walk the trails or alongside the shores and you will be completely alone and in a truly amazing setting. The foreground in this image is a reminder of what is the […]

Praslin, Seychelles

Every moment is unique. Every sunset is unique. My moment on this beach right outside my room in Praslin was that of “I’m so tired I simply have no energy to carry my gear to a sunset location with awesome granite boulders, only to take a quick look right outside my room. Just me and […]

Praslin, Seychelles

A very different experience when all colors are removed. Once upon a time Seychelles was part of the Gondwana supercontinent but now the granite islands are resting on the isolated North Seychelles Bank. All around is an abyss thousands of meters deep. Indeed Seychelles is an island domain above as well as below the ocean […]

Praslin, Seychelles

Once upon a time Seychelles was part of the Gondwana supercontinent but now the granite islands are resting on the isolated North Seychelles Bank. All around is an abyss thousands of meters deep. Indeed Seychelles is an island domain above as well as below the ocean surface. The granite boulders look smooth and inviting from […]

Megalong Valley Road, Blue Mountains, Australia

Blue Mountains is mostly known for its waterfalls and sheer cliffs, but is so much more. Wherever you go, wherever you look, there is something amazing and unique. It’s all about being present! As I was driving down towards the valley from Blackheath, I was amazed by the lushness of the forest and the beauty […]

Pulpit Hill Creek, Blue Mountains National Park, Australia

A trickle today – a torrent tomorrow. There are many majestic waterfalls in this park. But those are only so during times of plenty. During my stay, at the beginning of autumn, water was rising ever so slowly in the rivers and streams, but not enough to make amazing waterfall vistas. That said, there are […]

Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains is famous and visited by many, and now by me. I expected to see mountains, but was disappointed as the landscape was just hills – even as I entered Katoomba. Elevation-wise it’s not really very high, around a thousand metres, but with mountains in its name I had expectations of peaks. It is […]

Blue Mountains National park

I had only 3 nights here in the Blue Mountains, and a limit to how much I could explore during that time. Thus I selected spots close to my hotel, and revisited these spots at different times of day. This very spot was just a few hundred meters from the hotel, and I went down […]

Blue Mountains National Park

The Three Sisters of Blue Mountain National Park is perhaps the most known of all landmarks in the park, but for the most part seen from a distance. And from a distance they look very interesting to climb, but alas! Up close it becomes clear that they are quite a challenge for novices, and the […]

Blue Mountains National Park

This morning started with dense fog and no promise of any sun rays. I was greeted with lots of bird sounds, but nothing to see. As the morning progressed, I could see glimpses of sun, and within minutes the top cloud layer cracked open. I decided to walk closer to the famous three sisters and […]

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains National Park, Australia.

My first morning in this amazing national park was that of utter gloom as the clouds were hanging all the way to the ground – as fog. Weather changes quickly up here, so I was not deterred and just as I arrived at the lookout point I was greeted with lots of loud Sulphur-crested cockatoos […]

2016 solar eclipse

This might appear like any other landscape photo of a gorgeous tropical location, but this image is in fact displaying some of the last effects (and prior to totality) of the eclipse that many miss after they have seen a total solar eclipse. Crescent sunbeams under trees! Even I almost forgot to look for these […]

2016 solar eclipse

This photo is right before the end of totality, and I remember how I was taken completely by surprise when the sun re-appeared – “is it over already?”, I thought – I ran like mad to my other camera to complete the shots there. A solar eclipse has once again lead me to a place […]

2016 solar eclipse

In this shot you can see something amazing that is only possible to see the few seconds before and after totality – when the sun is but a tiny point or line of light – shadow lines! You can see them as small lines in the lower half of the image where the sun is […]

Raja Ampat twilight

The amazing thing about the total solar eclipse of 2016 is that on my way to see it I got to see so many amazing islands in the north east of Indonesia. As the day approached I reached more and more remote areas, and the location seen here is called Wayag. It’s perhaps the most […]

Wayag dusk

I was hoping to have some moments on a nearby beach to enjoy and photograph the sunset, but it was aborted due to some disturbing news from a sister ship full of NASA people. They had just analysed their multiple feeds on weather and atmospheric data, and arrived at the conclusion that our planned north-eastern […]

Wayag afternoon

Amazingly this is the rainy season! The strong El Nino has changed it all. On an overcast day this sight is also wonderful, but the colors dull and faded. I would very much have liked to stay up here during sunset or sunrise! Perhaps not strong blues, but how this would have been in the […]

Wayag dawn

Dawn at the stunning Wayag, perhaps the most photographed site in all of Raja Ampat! This is the day before the total solar eclipse, and still the location we will see it is not decided – it’s all about the weather which for some reason seems to be clogging up to overcast in our prime […]

Kawe sunset with Indonesian friends

I was the only passenger on this journey through the amazing archipelago of Raja Ampat that did not dive. I had to focus on two activities per day – dusk and dawn. To help facilitate sceneries other than what can be seen from the boat, I was swiftly transported to nearby islands I selected when […]

Kawe sunset

The reds of sunrise and sunset are so short lived in the tropics compared to my regular Scandinavian latitudes, where it can linger on for hours. This amazing cloudscape lasted just a few minutes, and then the sky rapidly turned dark. This location (the island of Kawe) is one of many extraordinarily beautiful beaches on […]

Raja Ampat evening light

This location (the island of Kawe) is one of many extraordinarily beautiful beaches on the myriads of islands off the coast of Sorong of West Papua, Indonesia. This beach was a narrow one, and the tide was quickly rising during my short stay here. The sad thing was that the remaining dry land was littered […]

The best events are free!

The beauty of the Raja Ampat islands in Indonesia is breathtaking and should in itself be enough to leave the smartphone in your cabin. When a moment like this just happens by itself, the best way is to just sit an enjoy it like these people do – fellow eclipse chasers and wonderful people that […]

Raja Ampat sunset

The extraordinarily strong El Nino this year has made the western Pacific much drier than in a normal year, and at this time I would normally have experienced lots of rain and a grey sky. This has also been the reason why I decided to visit Raja Ampat in the West Papua region of Indonesia […]

Raja Ampat – dawn at the next dive site

The two rocks seen in the background is the location for the next dive, this day’s first dive. I’m on one of many boats that service the many tourists that come here to experience the amazing marine diversity around the countless islands, reefs and islets here. I am not here to dive, though! This boat […]

Sunset on a tiny Indonesian island II

With my long lens I was able to capture some local fishing boats catching supper. The Raja Ampat archipelago houses a diverse and protected marine life only these locals are allowed to harvest from. Even if I or those serving tourists run out of food, we would not be allowed to catch or even purchase […]

Sunset on a tiny Indonesian island

I was lucky to reach this tiny island just before sunset, so I had time to find a good location for shooting the remaining light and colors of this day. It’s a densely populated island with no room to spare from what I could see, and as it is a flat island they have a […]