Escaping the everyday life with photographs from my travels
The outdoor gear store Blacks have teamed up with the adventure travel company Explore for a new photo competition, Epic Adventures. The winner will receive £2000 to spend on an adventure holiday, from trekking the Inca Trail to polar voyages in one of the last true wilderness areas. The four runners up will receive £150 to spend in Blacks to prepare them for future adventures. To enter all you need to do is submit photos that sum up each of the four categories – wild, fast, panoramic and epic. Here are my entries….
It’s hard to find a more wild location than Arizona’s Wildcat Trail, located in the home of America’s Wild West. The walk trails through the desert landscape and crosses the sandy plans to one of Monument Valley’s most famous landforms West Mitten Butte. With only a sketchy map and the odd occasional small pile of stones marking the way, you are filled with a real sense of scale and vastness as you pass the looming sandstone giants. This walk is best attempted in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat of the day, also don’t forget to keep an eye out for signs of the elusive wild cat.
33m tall Shiva statue in Mauritius towering above the Grand Bassin sacred lake. During late February and early march more than 400,000 people make the pilgrimage to Ganga Talao to make sacrifices to their gods.
Further photos from my trip to Mauritius can be found here.
Inspired by The Daily Post’s photo challenge.
The 5 mile waterside walk around Warwick was an enjoyable way to spend a misty Sunday morning strolling along the Grand Union Canal. (more…)
The public outdoor exhibition in the picturesque Nevada town displays sculptures owned by individual artists that are loaned to Boulder City to be enjoyed by its residents, whilst for visitors it creates the perfect trail to discover and explore the historic old town.
Inspired by this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge Reflections I have posted some photos from my road trip in the region of Argyll in western Scotland. Argyll’s scenery is stunning especially in Autumn, with tree covered hills and mountains leading to huge lochs that sustain small fishing villages.