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The Petronas Towers from below in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The moon rises behind one of the mountains in the Lofoten in Norway.
African penguins at Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa.
A young female lion in the Balule Game Reserve in South Africa.
A young male lion in the Balule Game Reserve in South Africa.
Two young lions walk underneath the morning sun in the Balule Game Reserve in South Africa.
One of them suddenly disliked my presence and charged straight ahead. As I was right at the edge of the camp, I froze and put all my faith in two electrical wires located in between the elephant and me. At several meters away, the charge halted and two giant ears waved forward.
An African elephants peeks through the bush in Mopani, South Africa.
An African elephant takes a look inside our car in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
A zebra faces the opposite way in a dazzle of multiple zebras in Kruger National Park, South Africa.
The Blyde River Canyon (“Blyde” means “happy” in old Dutch) from above. The Three Rondavels are located in the top right.
An acacia tree at sunset near the Blyde River Canyon in South Africa.
A grey go-away bird poses on a branch at Kapama Game Reserve in South Africa.
An African elephant approaches the camp at Balule Nature Reserve in South Africa.
A high dynamic range panorama of Table Mountain taken from Lions Head in Cape Town, South Africa.
Clouds form at Lion's Head Peak in Cape Town, South Africa.
Rabelo boats on the Douro river in Porto, Portugal.
Looking out over the city of Lisbon from one of the windows inside the Saint George’s Castle.
White storks on their nests alongside the striking coast near Praia do Carvalhal at the west coast of Portugal.
A triangular shaped cave near Praia da Prainha in Alvor, Portugal.
Limestone cliffs at Praia da Balança, Portugal.
Stilt fishermen at Koggala, Sri Lanka.
A surfer walks along Midigama Beach, Sri Lanka.
Two fishing boats in Weligama Bay, Sri Lanka.
Weligama Fishermans Village Beach from above in Weligama, Sri Lanka.
Coconut Hill, south of Mirissa beach, is filled with palm trees.
Fishermen offload their catch on Arugam Bay Beach, Sri Lanka.
A Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus), native to Sri Lanka, shakes egrets off his back in Kumana National Park, Sri Lanka.
A child looks up in a crowded train from Hatton to Ella in Sri Lanka.
A woman picks Ceylon tea leaves in the small town of Mulgama, Sri Lanka.
The Noosa river entrance from above.
A kayak from above at Conjola Beach in Australia.
Bannisters Point from above near Mollymook, Australia.
Ourrie Pool from above near Werri Beach in Australia.
Dead black-box eucalyptus trees rising out of the water at Lake Pamamaro in Australia.
The star lit sky of Mungo National Park in the far west of New South Whales, Australia.
The sunrise view in one of the dry lakes at Mungo looking towards the “Wall of China”.
A dead eucalyptus rises from the waters as the sun sets at Yarradda Lagoon.
A surfer leaves the water at Zenith Beach, Australia.
Traffic leaving trails at the Sea Cliff Bridge in Australia.
The sun is about to rise at Mahon Pool, near Maroubra in Australia.
The sun rises over Mahon Pool near Maroubra, Australia.
Hasitha and Gowri married on the 30th of August 2020 in their family's home in Sydney due to the pandemic.
Visitors leave one of the temples in Khajuraho, India.
A lady visits one of the temples in Khajuraho, India. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures.
Four women light candles alongside the banks of the Gangies River in Varanasi, India. Varanasi is regarded as the spiritual capital of India.
A Hindu priest's greeting alongside the Ganges River in Varanasi, India
Ankit and Olena exchange "mala", or flowers on a string to profess acceptance and union at their wedding in Kolkata, India.
The sun rises over Skenes Creek Beach in Australia.
A surfer rides a wave at Bells Beach in Australia.
The distinctive shapes of the Opera House in Australia.
A long exposure reveals a large spectrum of colours illuminating the Sydney skyline from Kirribili, Australia.
A high dynamic range from the upper entrance of the Opera House during the Vivid light festival in Sydney, Australia.
A ferry passes undertneath the Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia.
A temporary light pergola lights up part of a walkway during Vivid in Sydney, Australia.
The Great Wall of China near Mutianyu, China.
黄全德 on a bamboo boat in Yangshuo, China
黄全德, or “White Beard”, poses for the camera in Yangshuo, China
A farmer walks amongst the rice terraces in Pǔgāo Lǎozhai, China.
According to locals, when clouds develop over the rice terraces in Pǔgāo Lǎozhai in China, it looks like “a stage for the ladder leading to the heaven”.
A Hani farmer walks over the land when clouds are approaching fast in Pugao, china.
The lack of wind turns rice terraces in Pugao, China, into immaculate mirros.
The view over Pǔgāo Lǎozhai in China. A farmer can be seen leveling his rice terrace in the bottom right.
A Hani lady poses for the camera in the small village of Pugao in China.
A Hani lady knitting in front of her house in Pugao, China.
A Hani lady photographed in front of her house in Pugao, China.
A local Hani farmer levels a rice terrace in Pugao, China.
A Catholic church in Dali, China.
A seagul gazes into my lens at the Serpentine in London, England.
A bus passes the Tower Bridge in London, England.
A double decker stopped just long enough to keep its shape in this long exposure of the Tower Bridge in London, England.
A swan passes by on the river Thames over a timespan of 3 seconds in London, England.
A long exposure of the 55m "Big Wheel" located on the Place de la Concordein in Paris in France. It had been spinning since 1993. However, it closed down in 2018.
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
The Arc de Triomphe taken from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
The Eiffel Tower from below at night in Paris, France.
A Poe Karen lady in front of her house in Mae Ho, Thailand.
People with umbrella's taken from a walking bridge above in Xitou, Taiwan.
Fire flies amongst the mangroves in Bohol, the Philippines.
A monk dries his maroon coloured robe after washing it in the Ayeyarwady River that runs through Bagan, Myanmar. The Ayeyarwady river originates from Tibetan springs and Himalayan glaciers and roughly translates to "river that brings blessings to the people".
A farmer in Inle Lake, Myanmar.
A young Burmese monk at the Shwedagon in Yangon, Myanmar.
A Burmase lady prays inside the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.
Most of the tall (residential) buildings in South East Asia still appear to have virtually no restrictions on entering their rooftops. The view of my temporary residence near the Rach Bến Nghé river expresses how densely certain patches of urban jungle in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, are built.
Bau Trang is located alongside these dunes in Mui Ne, Vietnam. Bau Trang means "White Lake".
"Orang" and "hutan" are Malay words for "person" and "forest". The orangutans are the only great apes of Asia and live in parts of Borneo and Sumatra, but shot here in the Singapore Zoo.
On the way to Osmeña Peak in Moalboal, Philippines.
A rock stands out alongside the beach in Boracay. Philippines.
Jamie modelling at the beach in Boracay, Philippines.
A pambot drifts in front of the setting sun in El Nido, the Philippines.
Rice terraces in Maligcong, located in the mountains of the largest island called Luzon in the Philippines.
Two Ifugao ladies pose for the camear in Banaue, the Philippines.
The wraparound skirt that Ifugao women wear is called a tapis. There are five kinds and is worn depending on the occasion and/or her status. The men wear a g-string called wanno of which there a 6 kinds.
Rice terraces in Batad at sunset, the Philippines.
Tien and Tussy on their pre-wedding photoshoot in Australia.
The "supermoon" rises over Coogee beach in Australia. On this date, the 15th of November, the moon was the closest to the earth since January 26, 1948.
Sydney CBD from one of the new International Towers in Barangaroo, Sydney, Australia.
While panning and tilting the camera at the end of a long exposure, light from the harbour bridge can be made to flow over the Opera House in Sydney, Australia.
Some smoke was still in the air from the back burning in the Blue Mountains, giving the skyline of Sydney, Australia, a distinctive flare.
A Burmese monk poses for the camera near my hotel in Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar
A Burmese lady poses for the camera in Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar.
Inle Lake is the second largest lake in Myanmar and together with Bagan probably amongst the top must see places in Myanmar. The fishermen on this lake typically stand on the stern with their legs wrapped around the oar to see clearer through the dense reeds and floating plants. Main fish caught is the nga hpein which is a local carp only found on this lake. The lake is under threat by deforestation, overuse of pesticides and climate change.
Slowly evaporating morning mist reveals Puttu Pauk in Myanmar, country of the Taung Thu people.
A Burmese man's welcoming greeting in Ya Kaung Tol, Myanmar.
A child eating porridge in a small village in Myanmar.
Taung Yoe' people in Nlan Aw in Shan State in Myanmar.
The father of our tourguide in Pyin Thar, Myanmar.
Danu children playing in Myin Dike in Myanmar.
A portrait of a Danu man in Hin Ka Khone, Myanmar
Inside the Shan state, the Danu people traditionally wear a "Gaung Baung", which used to be a display of rank. However, nowadays they just wear a towel for regular days.
A local woman carries handmade sweeping brushes in Kalaw, Myanmar.
A monk passes the U bein bridge in Mandalay, Myanmar.
Shepherds guide cattle over the Bagan plains in Myanmar.
Danau Batur lake in Bali, Indonesia.
The sun rises behind Mount Agung in the north of Bali, Indonesia.
A rainbow arches over the iconic Bondi Beach.
The sun rises behind Mount Machhapuchhare in Tadapani, Nepal.
Descending from Annapurna Base Camp towards Mount Machhapuchhare in Nepal.
The Opera House lights up during Vivd Sydney 2013.
A monk walks in front of temples within the walls of the Royal Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.
Water falls down the rocks at Kuang Si near Luang Prabang, Laos.
Climbing a random hill in Vang Vieng, Laos, could be a risky endeavour. The more it was also a reward when I was greeted by this view at the top.
A woman and three children walk along the road amongst rice fields in Dong Van, Vietnam.
Rice terraces in Dong Van in the north of Vietnam.
A small boat passes by the many karst mountains in Halong Bay, Vietnam.
Visiting Hội An in Vietnam, various elderly locals are doing their best to take tourists for a short ride over the Thu Bồn river. Our captain didn't speak a word English, but had a huge smile on his face with thumbs up every time we looked at him. Only one teeth left, his smile was contagious and he gracefully paddled us over the water until we were ready to head back.
On my way to the Long Song Pagoda in Nha Trang in Vietnam (which is accompanied by a giant white buddha), a couple of elderly ladies called my attention next to the footpath. One lady was happy to be photographed but I clumsily had left the flash on without realising it. She nearly jumped up out of reflex and started yelling things I didn't quite understand. Luckily she managed to calm down and let me take this final shot.
A young Khmer boy sits inside of the doorway at one of the temples in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
Mountain view of Gimmelwald, Switzerland.
An overnight hike on a stormy day in Te Anau, in the south of New Zealand.
Uluru, located in the near centre of Australia.
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