Photography and travel go hand in hand. We travel to explore and we take photos to capture those explorations and memories that we create in the course of travelling. Travelling unlocks new destinations, new subjects...
Rowing southeast along Vancouver Island’s coast, my kayak emerges from the first rock notch: I see a black bear idling underneath the warm sun. Stroking his fur and itching wherever his paws can reach, he pays me no mind. The sun is his main attraction, his refuge, and he soaks in it.
Walking through the middle of North Seymour Island, I quickly notice my steps occupy just a tiny sliver of the island’s expanse. I’m traversing a land that is centuries old, and it seems like I’ve lurched myself back in time: Massive birds congregate all around me, and I feel like I exist in another era, where animals roam free, completely unaware and uninhibited by the presence of humans.
Unlike the revered Inca and Salkantay trails, the Lares route to Machu Picchu flies largely under the radar for most travelers. Developed by Mountain Lodges of Peru in late 2015, the trail blends the intimacy of mountain life with the stirringly beautiful Andean range, connecting you with the cultures that worship this land like a god. Weaving through traditional Andean communities, the Lares provides unprecedented access to life in the Peruvian highlands: This is the path for those who seek a journey to evolve just as much on the surface as it will prove to accrue within you.