Smugshot: Readers' travel photos of the week
After a long beautiful day of kayaking in the Adriatic Sea of the Dubrovnik coast, a friend and I found a cove that had a maze of stairs leading to each house. We took a break and had an explore, it was the end to a long day and we were wishing one of these stairs led to our Airbnb.
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This was taken on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, just before a storm hit - you can see it approaching over the lake. This fisherman was casting off from the rocks and didn't seem too perturbed by me taking photos of him. I was fortunate that an old Swiss steamboat was crossing over at the same time - it completed a very dramatic but also strangely calming scene.
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This 14 metre high and 100m long wave of rock was carved by the wind over a million years. I managed to get this great shot by running up the wave as far as I could, wedging my tripod in a crack and then losing my balance and racing back down. Eventually, this opportunity of a little girl in a flowing pink dress presented itself and I shot my HDR. It turned out very well I think!
My wife Lida and I recently popped over to Rarotonga for 10 days to relax and enjoy just the ‘two’ of us before our new baby emerges in another five months. It was almost as though we had the whole place to ourselves with school already started back home and being the low-peak season. We used to complain about the island roosters which regularly woke us at 6am every morning until we got up with them one morning and wandered down to the lagoon to enjoy the sunrise.
From the road its a half hour hike through coconut palms to the bluest water you have ever seen. The waterfall is called Kawasan falls located in Cebu, Philippines. We hired motorbikes in a city called Moalboal and drive for a hour to find this beautiful waterfall in the middle of the jungle.
Three's company: Snow monkeys, at the Snow monkey park, Joshin'etsu National Park,Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Late winter, when the snow is thawing, not many in the hot pools, but cold enough to huddle to stay warm.
A great scene in the cloud forest on the Old Ghost Road track, the newest and greatest of our cycle or walk tracks. The picture is near the Lyell Saddle hut at the end of the first day on the track showing the moody mix of forest and lichen. Nicki, my wife, is strolling through it.
Death Valley in Eastern California, USA after a night of heavy rain. Shallow lakes had formed (a very rare event) giving me the opportunity to capture the mountains reflecting of the water.
The view of downtown Manhattan from under the Brooklyn Bridge, snapped at dawn on a brisk -11°C morning. Worth the frostnip!
I snapped off this shot, trying to demonstrate how high the gondola travels up the Happo-one ski resort, in Hakuba Japan. This is only about two thirds of the way up, the run is around 5 kms, and a killer on the thighs! There are multiple ski fields in the area, and this was our first day, as well as the first field we visited on our recent holiday there.