Photo Face Off Bali: Monkey Forest Photo Challenge in Ubud

Blue marlin off the coast of North Africa in the open Atlantic.

When my buddy Jos invited me to join his trip to Cape Verde to check out one of the best blue marlin fisheries in the world, I didn't know what to expect. I've never tried big game fishing - my time as an Orvis fly fishing guide and Marketing Director at Trout Unlimited was geared towards using the lightest tackle possible, stalking trout in rivers with tiny hooks and ultralight tippets

My favorite reality show from the early 2000's was (and still is) The Amazing Race.

My buddy Steve and I even applied to be contestants on the show. Bummer that the producers didn't choose us for that season, but 15 years later I had the chance to be a judge on Canon's 'Photo Face-Off' show which airs on the History Channel.

The show takes some of the challenge competitions from the Amazing Race, but does it with a photographer's twist. I was asked to judge the challenge held at the Monkey Forest in Ubud - the contestants were competing to see who could make the best photo to match the 'Monkey Business' brief.

It was my first time on a big cable channel and have to say it was really fun to have some time in front of the camera for a change.

Anyways, just click the video above to check it out, I was trying to channel my best Phil Keoghan or Jeff Probst impression - especially at the end! 🙂

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