National Geographic photographer || Speaker || Author: Geisha
Footprint on the beach today. Waiting for storm Alberto.
An osprey carries its fresh catch into the storm just now, from my balcony at my beach place on the Gulf of Mexico. Shot with iPhone or the fish — and the osprey — would have been bigger! As the saying goes, the best camera is the one you have with you. @thephotosociety@natgeo
The Olympics are drawing to a close, but have given wonderful insights into the lives and traditions of the people of South Korea. A few years ago, I was commissioned to photograph impressions of the capital, Seoul, through all four seasons. I found a fascinating mix of enduring traditions, futuristic vision and a delightful eccentricity. 1. Child at Jogyesa Temple during a festival.
2. Department stores at Dongdaemun.
3. Businessmen at Gwanghwamun Square.
4. Waiting at bus stop on Gangnam Boulevard.
5. Optical shop. @thephotosociety@natgeo#seoul#southkorea
Snakes From A Plane...scenes flying in to Phoenix AZ yesterday for my NG Live presentation tonight. Arizona friends! Please join me in Wickenburg at the Del E. Webb Center for Performing Arts tonight at 7:30. The show is about my long strange trip for decades as a National Geographic staff photographer. Hope to see you there! @natgeo@thephotosociety
Boring everyday life. Coming back from picking up my car at repair shop (nice and shiny black—thanks for polishing it), dropping off laundry (in the heart of historic Georgetown, Washington DC.) Reflections of the buildings on the hood of my car. #everyday#errands@thephotosociety@natgeo
Somewhere in the Pacific Islands, there is a beautiful bay with a huge sandbar that only reveals itself at very low tide and only is accessible by boat. Local residents wait for the perfect moment when the tides, the setting sun, and the end of the holiday season align in perfect harmony, and sail in secret with their exhausted Christmas trees on the bows to burn in a massive bonfire as darkness falls. When the tides reclaim the sandbar, all traces of the boats, trees, celebration and holiday are erased, and no one but the participants have any idea of the beauty and magic of the evening.
Happy New Year to you all, and here's wishing you a year of beauty and magic and celebration. @natgeo@thephotosociety