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A partial moon sets over Tylerton on Smith Island - Photo by Jay Dickman

A partial moon sets over Tylerton on Smith Island – Photo by Jay Dickman

Sunset over Smith Island - Photo by Jay Dickman

 

 

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Where’s Jay?


Around the World, January – February 2015

 

 

Glacier near Greenland in

Tibetan pilgrim at Sera Monastery                                                    Olympus E-M1 12-40mm

I wish I received frequent flyer miles: this is the 4th “Around the World by Private Jet” trip I’ve done for National Geographic…but, it truly doesn’t get old. That forever-changing panorama in front of the camera always presents a new, challenging set of dynamics. This is an amazing business and it’s something I’ve always loved, and I still feel that thrill when a moment comes to fruition and is captured.

The usual routing, Peru and Machu Picchu, Easter Island and the Moai Heads (and Kari Kari!!), then on to Samoa, Australia and the Great Barrier Reef, Cambodia’s stunning Angkor Wat, north to China and on to Tibet, then down to Agra and the Taj Mahal, go to the extreme difference by going on to Tanzania and the Serengeti, next stop Petra, Jordan and we end in Marrakech, Morocco.

I feel I could probably lead the trip by now, but that wouldn’t be as much fun, as I wouldn’t be shooting…so those Expedition Leaders for the trip can rest easy..

Traveling light has become my favorite method of working these trips…and I have really whittled my bag down to a very manageable size…which makes the process of photography all that more enjoyable.

Samoan greeting      Oly E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Samoan greeting                                           Oly E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Glacier near Greenland in

Traditional weavers, Cusco, Peru                                                                                                       Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Child in Ollantaytambo, on route to Machu Picchu                                                            Olympus E-M1 40-150mm f2.8

Llama at Machu Picchu                                                                                                                              Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

On road between Cusco & Machu Picchu          Olympu E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

On road between Cusco & Machu Picchu                                                         Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Hanga Roa on Easter Island / Moai Heads                     Oly E-M1 40-150mm f2.8

Sunset “selfie”, Hanga Roa, Easter Island                                     Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Moai Heads, Easter Island                           Olympus E-M1 9-18mm

Dawn, Easter Island                              Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Moai Heads, Easter Island                                         Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Dawn, Easter Island coastline                                         Olympus E-M1 40-150mm f2.8

Angkor Wat                                                             Olympus E-M1 9-18mm

Monk, Angkor Wat                                   Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Elephant driver, Angkor Thom                                   Olympus E-M1 9-18mm

faces in Angkor Thom                                                                  Olympus E-M1 40-150mm f2.8

Angkor Thom                                       Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

woman paddles toward floating village near Siem Reap                       Olympus E-M1 40-150mm f2.8

Near floating village, Siem Reap, Cambodia                     Olympus E-M1 40-150mm f2.8

Pilgrims, Sera Monastery, Lhasa, Tibet                            Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Lhasa, Tibet                                 Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Lhasa, Tibet                                          Olympus E-M1 9-18mm

Taj Mahal, India                                 Olympus E-M1 40-150mm f2.8

Early morning, Taj Mahal                                        Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Taj Mahal                                 Olympus E-M1 9-18mm

Taj Mahal                                    Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Taj Mahal                                   Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Villager near Taj Mahal                      Olympus E-M1 40-150mm f2.8

Indian child                                                   Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

School, Indian village                                          Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Hippos, Serengeti                                             Olympus E-M1 40-150mm f2.8 w/1.4 converter

Hippos, Serengeti                                     Olympus E-M1 40-150mm f2.8 w/1.4 converter

Red Headed Agama Lizard, Serengeti                       Olympus E-M1 40-150mm f2.8 w/1.4 extender

Elephant @ watering hole, Serengeti                        Olympus E-M1 40-150mm f2.8

Serengeti Road                                      Olympus E-M1 40-150mm f2.8

Glacier near Greenland in

Egyptian living near Monastery at Petra, Jordan                             Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Carriage driver, Petra, Jordan                                      Olympus E-M1 40-150mm f2.8

Street life, Marrakesh, Morocco                                      Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Street life, Marrakesh, Morocco                Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8

Street life, Marrakesh, Morocco                                   Olympus E-M1 12-40mm f2.8