The iridescent blue of a frozen waterfall, suspended in this haunting canyon in the cold depth of winter. Jasper National Park.

Maligne Canyon

NEW RELEASE  |  The iridescent blue of a frozen waterfall, suspended in the haunting Maligne Canyon in the cold depth of winter in Jasper National Park.

During the warmer months, the canyon comes alive with water of the liquid variety, flowing down into the Athabasca River and helping to sustain the huge amount of wildlife that resides in the area. Very little was stirring on this day, however, as the temperature hit a maximum of minus 10 degrees celsius. The day before was minus 26! Eh?

There are many things that stand out in Canada….it is big and everything in it is big, it’s eye-wateringly beautiful, it’s people are friendly, and it is cold! There are also a lot of animals that could eat you…at least that’s what Canadians will tell you, and you never can tell if they are joking. Regardless, it is undoubtedly a spiritual place for beautiful landscape photography, and one of the highlights of my travels.

The beautiful main jetty at Gili Lankanfushi, one of the best resorts in The Maldives, reaches over the blue lagoon between sea and sky. Maldives Luxury.

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

NEW RELEASE  |  The beautiful main jetty at Gili Lankanfushi, one of the best Maldives Luxury Resorts, reaches over the blue lagoon between sea and sky.

The dwellings out in the lagoon are the Robinson Crusoe Villas, and are only accessible by boat. Gili Lankanfushi also boasts the largest over water villa in the world, called ‘The Private Reserve’. 500 metres from shore, The Private Reserve covers 1,400 sqm and includes 5 connected buildings. I’m not sure if it’s the inner child in me, but the thing that excited me most about the Reserve was the water slide into the ocean….I suppose I’d also be happy with the bathtub built over coral gardens or the made-to-order wine cellar.

I am excited and more than a bit lucky to be part of the ‘Gili’ family. Gili Lankanfushi is the epitome of Maldives Luxury Resorts…I will return as often as is humanly possible.

The soft afterglow of a desert twilight casts a warm, gentle veil over the Joshua Tree landscape. Images of America.

Joshua Tree National Park

NEW RELEASE  |  Joshua Tree National Park is rather an alien kind of place, but is underrated as a photographic location. The contrasting forms of the trees against the thousands of granite outcrops makes for so many interesting composition and lighting choices….such unique images of America.

The park also seems to attract a diverse range of visitors….when searching for a location this particular evening, thinking I was well off the beaten track, I ran into a middle-aged man sitting atop a rocky outcrop, meditating…..naked. Probably the strangest thing was that he looked at me, and didn’t say a word. Finding my way back to the campsite in the dark was equally bizarre. I stumbled on a cave decorated with hundreds of coloured fairy lights, complete with rugs on the floor. There was nobody in the cave but I had a strong feeling that I was being watched, and hightailed it out of there as quickly as I could.

That night I was almost disappointed not to be abducted by aliens.