Happy Birthday National Geographic!
Today marks the 130th birthday of @natgeo, and I can't think of a better image than this one to celebrate: me and the #sondoong360 team, including current @ivarsthlm members, holding up the @insidenatgeo flag from a 500 000 year old stalagmite in the largest cave in the world.
If that's not a true kodak moment, I don't know what is. And definitely a landmark moment for me.
Glad to be along for the ride with my amazing colleagues at @natgeo - let's keep doing great stuff!
Wrapping up a very much needed vacation and rest over the holidays, where me and @katjaado got to climb some beautiful limestone walls in Malta.
Just now on my way to DC and the annual @natgeo photography seminar, where I'm excited to meet some of the photographers I've looked up to all my life. Inspiration boost bonanza, that is. Especially looking forward to hang out with @amivitale once again!
I'm glad to have seen a truly fantastic 2017, together with my best friends and partners - as well as traveling to some crazy places with my favourite @katjaado. How fitting that a picture of her climbing out of a crevasse was my most liked photo on instagram!
It's also been quite an exhausting year - which we all felt as Xmas came around the corner and we almost collapsed... So it's nice to reflect on the fruit of all the early morning work and long days.
Most of the hard work on these adventures were done with my partners in crime @rapparsven and @sealfrun from @ivarsthlm. Apart from that, it's clear that animals and ice were top themes on my account: dogs, puffins, lions and of course a goat - @katjaado's spirit animal!
Here's to an epic 2018 - let's make some magic together.
For you, lighting candles may seem trivial. But there are ceremonies in which this is done with the outmost of care - reciting prayers for every candle. Like this young monk, whose two years in training is mostly about perfecting the art of these 'trivial' matters.
A third and last shot in my throwback to the ceremonies at Swayambhunath - where tens of thousands of candles occasionally light the night.
It turns out that ten thousand candles is pretty much the best lighting you can get as a photographer. That's why it's such a pleasure hanging around Swayambhunath in the evenings - especially when they have a celebration of some kind. Shot while in Nepal for the @savingmounteverest project
A young Nepali lighting candles at Swayambhunath in Kathmandu. As holiday season begins, my thoughts always drift to the spiritual celebrations at this Buddhist temple - where monks and visitors light up thousands of candles that illuminate the whole hill as a beacon over Kathmandu. I'll post a few images to show you what I mean.
Spending a few weeks in one of my favourite places on earth: South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Currently here scouting for a new venture, and its great to be back in the field with old and new friends.
Epic view, huh?
This was one of those mornings after 2,5h of sleep, where the bedroll was trying to trick you back to sleep and you feel the nauesea coming with every sharp turn of the plane. Glad I got up.
Imagine being shut off from the world through winter.
That's what happens when you live in Taasilaq, the largest village in Eastern Greenland. In summer there's just a few icebergs in front of the village, but in winter the whole fjord freezes over! That's why the ships can't come in - for over 6 months - and the villagers have to make do with what they already have.