Bagan in Myanmar is home to hundreds of old Buddhist structures, mainly temples and pagodas. The landscape is littered with such structures. A good time to visit is during the larger religious events; I was there during the Ananda Pagoda Festival, a really busy and exciting occasion.
I was travelling overland between Bhutan and Nepal several years ago, and stopped at Darjeeling for a couple of days. Whilst there, I came across this scene of clouds rolling over an old spooky building, mountains in the background. A wonderful town in the Lesser Himalayas, with a large Buddhist presence, famous for its tea plantations and the narrow-gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.
This is a close-up of Cerro Espada, one of several large granite spires within the heart of the Torres del Paine mountain range in Chile. This photo was taken on the hiking trail between Campamanto Italiano and Campamanto Britanico in March 2006. Cerro Espada is not normally the main subject of photos, but it does appear in the background of other photos of this mountain range. Trekking through the valley, I had this excellent view of Cerro Espada and took the opportunity to photograph something a bit more unique. One of my more memorable and enjoyable trips.
Heading into southern Iraq towards Basra in 2011, we travelled through the Iraqi Marshlands and came across a number of locals who had made their home here. It was a big contrast to the dry and dusty conditions that we had already travelled through to get here. Whilst we waited for a boat to take us across the waterways, I wandered over to a couple of huts along the water. A dog came out barking towards me, but a small girl followed the dog out and soon reigned it in. Another girl, who I presume was her sister due to their likeness, appeared out from these same huts with a welcoming smile, and I photographed her against the backdrop of the marshes.