Foto Friday – Rajasthan Desert

Thar Desert

The hazy view from our hill-top fort window in Kuchaman looking out over the encroaching desert below as dusk descends on the town.

This shot was taken during our trip around the Golden Triangle of India a few years ago. Before catching an eight hour train ride back to Delhi we were luck enough to stay in an incredible hill-top fort looking out over the fringes of the Thar Desert in northwestern Rajasthan.

Foto Friday – Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View

I just loved travelling around California in a camper van a few years ago and Yosemite National Park was the real highlight of the trip.

Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness. This is the classic sort after valley shot that everyone wants to capture ‘Tunnel View’.

Foto Friday – Suffering on the Laugavegur Trail

 River Crossing - Laugavegur Trail

A French team of hikers suffer on a freezing crossing of one of the many glacial rivers that need to be negotiated along the trail.

Shot on my recent trip to Iceland while hiking the trail for myself.
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Foto Friday – Indian elephants and their Mahouts

An elephant ride up to the Sun Gate – entrance to The Amber Fort – is the preferred mode of transport in this part of Rajasthan. This Mahout is starting his long trek up the narrow and winding pathway to the Gate.