Angkor Wat Photo Essay Featured on WonderlustTravel.com

Hot off the press! A portfolio of my work from Cambodia’s breathtaking Angkor Wat temple system is live on the luxury travel website Wonderlusttravel.com. The images show a different side of the Angkor – delicate bas-reliefs, gorgeous night shots, luscious early … Continued


Surviving Syria (before ISIS)

The thud of a little girl’s head bouncing off the car’s hood was the wake up call that maybe I shouldn’t be in Syria. Years before civil war and ISIS ravaged the country, I took a risk visiting Syria, where … Continued


Quirky Colombia: Mompox Part 3

For all its beautiful colonial charm, Mompox still has a quirky personality. And like most small towns, Mompox is too small to hide the eccentricities that reveal themselves while wandering its dusty streets. For me, there’s a lot of aimless … Continued


The Colombian Town Time Forgot

500-years ago, the Magdalena River’s rushing current transformed the Colombian island town of Mompox from a dusty village into a bustling commercial center. For years it thrived until times changed and the businesses moved to more accessible cities upriver. For … Continued


Life and Death at a Colombian Cockfight

Death’s doorway opened in 3 minutes and 13 seconds. Harsh blue light from two fist-sized coils of compact fluorescent bulbs illuminated the fighting pit, its dirt floor framed with a green cement ring and rickety wooden bleachers 4 benches high. … Continued


Running Cartagena’s Ramparts

It was like running through butter as thick, humid air melted the beads sweat pouring from my pores. The morning sun rose higher in the brilliant-blue sky, casting broiling rays on the mustard-painted buildings, their colonial facades stained with ages … Continued


Iceland’s Living Waterfall: Seljalandsfoss

A craggy, 200-foot cliff traces Iceland’s southern coastline like a towering castle rampart looming over the country’s rugged, natural beauty. The receding ocean exposed the formerly submerged shelf and waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss tumble over the cliff as glacial meltwater flows … Continued


A Cascade of Viking Treasure

Viking legends fill the mountains and waterfalls of Iceland, and Skogafoss Waterfall takes no exception. Legend says a treasure is hidden somewhere in the 200 foot tall, 82 foot wide cascade. Þrasi Þórólfsson, the first Viking settler buried a treasure … Continued


A Tease for the New Year

I’ve been posting lots of great images from South Asia lately but the library’s huge and in the coming weeks and months I’ll be posting images from many other countries and continents – South America, Central America (North America) and … Continued


Buddha’s Golden Rock

In Southern Burma, a gilded rock hangs precariously on the edge of a mountaintop, suspended by a single hair of the Buddha. The sun shimmers on its glowing face while pilgrims meditate and paste gold leaf at its foot. According … Continued