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2004

2004 (30 Photos)

2004 was the year I made the switch from shooting only Fujichrome Velvia slide film to digital photography. As I left the States to begin my Peace Corps... Click here to see all photos

 
 
2005

2005 (124 Photos)

I spent a lot of time underwater in 2005. After shooting many thousands of photos with my little Canon digital Elph S400, I decided to upgrade to the... Click here to see all photos

 
 
2006

2006 (934 Photos)

With two years of volunteer service behind me, 2006 was the year I finished my Peace Corps service in Dumaguete. This was also the year that I started... Click here to see all photos

 
 
2007

2007 (66 Photos)

I spent much of 2007 at home in the States planning my launch as a full-time freelancer. I upgraded my 8-megapixel Canon Rebel XT to the new... Click here to see all photos

 
 
2008

2008 (287 Photos)

2008 was spent mostly in Bali, Indonesia, helping out with the Photovoices project, originally sponsored by National Geographic Magazine. I was still... Click here to see all photos

 
 
2009

2009 (430 Photos)

I rang in 2009 in Kathmandu, Nepal with Steve and Nara. After spending the first part of January in Nepal, I connected back to the Philippines where I... Click here to see all photos

 
 
2010

2010 (108 Photos)

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Agra

Agra (49 Photos)

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Alpenglow

Alpenglow (24 Photos)

The moment when the last colors of the sunset fade from the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas is probably my favorite time of day while trekking.... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Apo Island

Apo Island (175 Photos)

Apo Island is my favorite dive site in the entire Philippines. Yes, Tubbataha has more big fish and amazing visibility underwater, but Apo Island has a... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Asia

Asia (2055 Photos)

Having lived in Asia almost continuously since 2004, most of the photos you’ll find on my site today were taken in Asia. Yes, I know that’s a pretty... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Baby monkey

Baby monkey (9 Photos)

I’ve only met a few monkeys I didn’t like, and I have to say it’s pretty hard not to like a baby monkey. I still don’t think it’s a good idea... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Balangan Beach

Balangan Beach (74 Photos)

Balangan Beach is the closest surf beach to my house, and I go there all the time. I love the laid-back vibe, friendly locals who run the warungs (my... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Bali

Bali (298 Photos)

There’s really no place on earth like Bali. I’ve thought a lot about this as I’ve lived here for long stretches of time starting in 2007. I... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Bali beach

Bali beach (1 Photos)

Bali seems to have two groups of travelers: the Ubud crowd and the beach crowd—and it’s not that often that the two shall mix! The Bali beach crowd... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Bali Best

Bali Best (92 Photos)

I created the ‘Bali Best’ photo topic because I’ve noticed that the Bali photos on the site are some of the most popular in terms of what visitors... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Bali surf

Bali surf (166 Photos)

Many people say that surfing is responsible for the boom in Bali tourism, and judging by the number of tourists I see driving around on motorbikes with... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Balicasag

Balicasag (14 Photos)

Balicasag was the first marine sanctuary I ever visited in the Philippines and also where I first learned about underwater photography. Balicasag Island... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Bangkok

Bangkok (45 Photos)

Bangkok is my favorite big city in Southeast Asia. It’s also the first place I ever visited in Asia so that might have something to do with my... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Bangkok market

Bangkok market (14 Photos)

The Chatuchak Weekend Market and the “Floating” or “Froating” market are two of the most popular Bangkok market places. Whether you’re looking... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Bangkok nightlife

Bangkok nightlife (5 Photos)

The “city that never sleeps” cliché gets applied to a lot of big cities, but when it comes to Bangkok nightlife, the cliché is probably true. With... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Bangkok river

Bangkok river (10 Photos)

The Chao Phraya River winds lazily through Bangkok, giving the areas built up along the chocolate brown water a much more laid-back feel than the modern... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Bangkok travel

Bangkok travel (25 Photos)

Bangkok travel can be difficult. The city has a reputation for traffic jams, and its sheer size can make getting around a bit difficult. If it’s your... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Beach night

Beach night (9 Photos)

Have you ever camped out at night on a beach without a tent? If you haven’t, you’re definitely missing out. All of my most memorable camping trips... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Beach sunrise

Beach sunrise (16 Photos)

The only thing that comes close to competing with a beach night on an overnight beach camping trip is the beach sunrise. Yes, it’s different than a... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Beach sunset

Beach sunset (85 Photos)

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Beaches

Beaches (513 Photos)

Since 2004 I’ve spent a lot of time on beaches around Southeast Asia, so you’ll find a pretty wide selection of beach photos here. My favorite... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Big wave

Big wave (102 Photos)

I’m always trying to get a good photo of a big wave, but sometimes it is hard to put down the surf board and pick up the camera instead. In the winter... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Bingin Beach

Bingin Beach (54 Photos)

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Blue water

Blue water (272 Photos)

Nothing says ‘vacation’ or ‘tropical’ like a stretch of Caribbean blue water the color of a sapphire beside a deserted white sand beach with... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Bohol

Bohol (144 Photos)

Bohol is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines, known for its ‘Chocolate Hills’ and also the great diving around Alona... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Camel

Camel (23 Photos)

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China

China (117 Photos)

Every school kid knows that China has the largest population on earth with more than 1.3 billion people and that it is home to one of the world’s... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Clown fish

Clown fish (117 Photos)

Clown fish (also known as anemonefish) are my favorite species of tropical fish. They’re from the subfamily Amphiprioninae and include approximiately... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Clown fish best

Clown fish best (36 Photos)

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Coral reef

Coral reef (198 Photos)

Coral reefs are sometimes called the ‘rainforest of the sea’ and are built from the calcium secretions of millions of coral ‘polyps’ living... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Dadhikot

Dadhikot (27 Photos)

Dadhikot is a small village near Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. My friend Steve lived there during his Peace Corps service in Nepal, and on... Click here to see all photos

 
 
Desert

Desert (39 Photos)

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala (29 Photos)

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Dive travel

Dive travel (2 Photos)

Scuba diving and travel go well together. Dive travel companies know that many divers love to experience a wide variety of dive sites, marine animals,... Click here to see all photos

 
 
 
 
 
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