Category Archives: Photo Galleries

Explore photo essays from the most beautiful places on earth. Get inspired to travel, scuba dive, surf, or play music with this collection of underwater, travel, and surf photography organized into photo essays.


Mentawai Underwater Waves Photo Gallery
Watching waves underwater has always fascinated me. The incredible explosion of water and air, the amazing way the light is bent by the curving ocean. The only problem is that in most surf spots, the wate…
Mentawai Surf Photos: Perfect Waves at Togat Nusa
I've dreamed about visiting and surfing the Mentawai Islands ever since I arrived in Indonesia ten years ago. So when the invitation came up from Togat Nusa Retreat I jumped at the chance to spend ten days o…
ISLANDS Magazine Apo Island – Get Here Feature
ISLANDS Magazine ran my shot of the beautiful lagoon on Apo Island as a double page spread in their February 2015 issue as their 'Get Here' destination. Scrambling to the top of Apo Island's iconic 'Boluarte R…
Dawnie at Shipwrecks: Lembongan Surf Photos
I can see why a lot of surfers who come to Bali are intimidated by the breaks at nearby Nusa Lembongan. With names like Shipwrecks, Lacerations, and Racers (usually pronounced 'Razors'), it sounds like you're s…
Uluwatu Outside Corner: Bali Sunset Surf Photos
What's the quickest way for first-time surfers to get in trouble in Bali? They'll ask their taxi driver where the best wave in Bali is. The answer? Uluwatu. Yeah, technically the cabbie is right but Ulu is a lo…
Bali Day Trip to Lembongan Island
I read recently that something like 90% of the tourism in Bali happens within a ten-kilometer radius of the airport. Pretty ridiculous when you think how many amazing spots on the island are well outside that s…
Top Chef Indonesia: Will Meyrick of Mama San Bali
Indonesia 'Top Chef' judge Will Meyrick has created two of the most iconic restaurants in Asia - Sarong and Mama San in Bali. Combining the best flavors and spices of the region, Meyrick has created an array of…
Waves Get Destroyed, Everyone’s Happy
Can't remember which surf brand has the 'destroy waves, not beaches' tagline, but on this day at Bingin they should have had some product placement on Agus from Bali's Bukit. If it was Rip Curl who used that li…
Bali’s Most Dangerous Wave?
Just like most mountains have a double black diamond ski slope, Bali is home to some waves that are too dangerous for most surfers to even paddle out. This gallery includes some highlights shooting at Bali's in…
Sunset Waves at Padang Padang in Bali
The wave at Padang Padang beach on Bali's Bukit peninsula has long been known as the 'Bali pipeline', named after the epicenter of global big wave surfing on Hawaii's North Shore. During the southern hemisphere…
Low Tide Grinders at Bali’s Bingin Beach
Backlit waves on Bali's west coast give off an amazing green glow in the late afternoon sun. This gallery of surf photos covers the best shots from an early August 2012 session with Agus and the Bingin locals p…
Grey Days, Great Waves: Bali Surf Photos
Grey skies aren't my favorite lighting conditions for surf photos, but as they say, variety is the spice of life. This collection includes some of my favorite shots from an afternoon of shooting with Agus and T…
High Noon Surf on Bali’s Bukit
'You're not the only one, staring at the sun...' Yeah, I guess Bono had it right when he was writing those lyrics. Doubt he was talking about surf photography, but staring into the sun when you're trying to sho…
Bali Blue Barrels at Bingin Beach
Some days everything comes together and you know something really cool is going to happen. Give me a blue bird day at one of Bali's most beautiful beaches, a perfect swell rolling in from the west, and a crew o…
Glassy Perfection in Bali: Surf Photo Gallery
Whatever it is about waves and the camera, they always look best when they're glassy. Not jagged and sharp like a broken bottle, we're talking about the smooth, polished perfection of mirror glass. Just imagine…
The Need for Speed: Bali Surf Gallery
Slow down the shutter when a surfer is speeding by on one of Bali's best barrels and you get interesting results. This gallery covers some of the highlights from a very speedy afternoon of barrels and backlit w…
Blue Skies, Beautiful Blue Waves at Padang Padang
A nice swell at Padang Padang beach in Bali is always an event. Dinner plans are cancelled, meetings rescheduled, laundry left outside to hang for another day. You never know exactly when one is going to hit, b…
Golden Hour at Bali’s Barrel Rodeo
Perfect waves arrive at Bali's southern beaches usually about once every seven to ten days. But the swell is just one factor - you still need a good tide (which varies from surf break to surf break), you need a…
Perfect Day for the Beach at Bingin
Nothing much better than a beautiful beach in Bali and a perfect Indian Ocean swell rolling over the western horizon. This gallery covers the highlights of an amazing afternoon of shooting surf photos at Bingin…