This is not my average post, but a few weeks ago I collaborated with @caseforchange for a very good cause. There are over 6000 kids in Norway who can’t go to school due to their long-term illness. This is the story of Emil who has ME. In the midst of all the hardships, it’s amazing to see that there’s still light in the end of the tunnel and technology is making it possible for him and others to reconnected with their friends again. Discover the story in full on the #caseforchange website.
One of those sunsets when you know people will wonder if it’s fake, but you know that it looked just like that, maybe even more pink and orange. Loved living this Robinson Crusoe life in Raja Ampat with Mutiara Laut over those 11 days. It was a dream • • • • #southeastasiatravel #southeastasiatrip #indonesiajuara #indoensiaindah #rajaampat #rajaampatisland #mutiaralaut #sunsetbeach #girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #dametraveler #sheisnotlost #passionpassport #bestplaces_togo #livefolkindonesia #wonderful_placesRaja Ampat
Prince Christian Sound. That's one of the most stunning places I've ever seen in my life. We were lucky to sail there in the night to witness crazy Aurora dance ober jagged peaks in September. This place are very unique and hard to reach. If you want to discover it with me this year in September, you are welcome to join my 10-day photo tour in Prince Christian and Tasermiut fjord on our comfortable brand-new yacht "Aurora": check Danielkordan.com for the info.
Which park is Yours? It’s a simple question, but when you really start to consider which National Park or Monument is the one you consider ‘yours’ it becomes almost impossible to decide. Some places immediately call out to us on an almost spiritual level, others are earned over time, by each footprint on the trail. I’m honored to help people find their own by sharing my images & experiences in what’s has been called ‘America’s best idea’ . Working alongside the National Park Foundation @goparks this year on the #findyourpark campaign. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado is pictured above... a park that has most recently stolen my heart & imagination. @greatsanddunesnpsGreat Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
I’ve never seen so much diversity under the water like I did in Raja Ampat diving with the Mutiara Laut. It was 11 days of bliss, massive schools of fish, sharks, brilliant corals, and manta rays. I already know this will be a repeat experience. After much searching, I’m not sure the diving gets better elsewhere in the world! • • • • #southeastasiatravel #southeastasiatrip #indonesiaindah #indonesiajuara #rajaampat #rajaampatisland #underwaterphotography #underwatershots #sheisnotlost #girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #dametraveler #wonderful_places #theglobewanderer #passionpassport #travelingthroughtheworld #beautifulmatters #divingindonesiaRaja Ampat
Saved the proverbial best for last with this set of sunset moments from my #hostedstay at @fscostarica on @peninsulapapagayo. The first two images are from a special expedition to one of the @fourseasons villas that you can rent when you’re a guest. It was not rented for that particular evening and because it’s at the very end of the peninsula, the stay affords you both a view of sunrise and sunset each day. I had SO much fun photographing this house. You might remember that in Stories I showed the standalone tub that you can soak in while you watch sunset. It’s archived in my profile if you want to still see it! The sweetest FS employee, Errol, took me up to the villa and I really enjoyed talking with him about the differences between Costa Rica and the USA, before we eventually enjoyed the view in contemplative, grateful silence. Don’t worry though if you can’t rent it, there are two beaches on the resort that serve almost the same purpose with one giving guests a sunrise view and the other, sunset. The timelapse video that comes next when you Swipe Left was created on my @apple iPhone at the sunset beach and the rest of these images were taken with my #sonya7rii with @vanguardworld VEO tripod. When you visit, make sure you walk along the beach allllllll the way to the right. Because of the curve of the peninsula, sunset will last the longest for you when you do that and you’ll also find these gorgeous reflections in the pools of water that collect in the rocky area of the shoreline there. It’s worth the extra time to walk back when you’re done! Though really, you can’t go wrong anywhere on this property. It recently re-opened after an extensive renovation and though I didn’t see it before to compare, I know what’s there now has made it one of my favorite #fourseasonsresort properties. #fspuravida #fscostarica #sunsetsforbreakfast #sunsethunters #shotoniphonex #vanguardworldFour Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
New perspectives... This view was the one that inspired me to start shooting. Not sure how many times I’ve hiked it, but finding a new perspective has become quite the challenge. I normally go straight to wide angle with such a big landscape, but kinda like how this turned out at 65mm. What do you guys think?Oahu
Making new friends in South Africa with @theblondeabroad. I still can’t believe this place exists! Warm weather, clear water and penguins waddling and swimming around everywhere! Summer days in December at Boulder Beach. #southafrica #boulderbeach #penguinsBoulder Beach
Patagonia forest seems to be alive in the night. Wind high above creates creepy sounds and you start feeling that trees talk to each other. I light up the tree from inside hiding a headlamp there ＋ another headlamp for the right side painting ＋ painting on the background forest. 30 s, f/2.8, iso 3200 DanielKordan.com #patagonia #argentina #fitzroy #chalten #Nikon #gitzoinspires
At first I was like, can I post this with those sunburn lines? But yeah, because that’s what happens sometimes on vacay even when you do slather on sunscreen and it’s worth it because the beaches look like this and the sun is just part of it. This little deserted beach excursion was one of many in Raja Ampat with Mutiara Laut, the ship of my dreams. ️ #southeastasiatravel #southeastasiatrip #indonesiaparadise #indonesiaindah #rajaampat #rajaampatisland #westpapua #wonderfulindonesia #sheisnotlost #wearetravelgirls #girlslovetravel #dametraveler #livefolkindonesia #mutiaralaut #wonderful_places #indonesiajuaraRaja Ampat
Can’t stop won’t stop raving about the this balcony on my suite at @fscostarica from my #hostedstay this week! This airy space is screened in, so you can sit with all the benefit of being outside, enjoying a gorgeous view but with no worry of pesky monkeys or mosquitoes or anything uninvited coming in. Though who am I kidding, a visiting monkey would have been adorable - for a minute! And I think I loved this particular space as much as I did because it also reminded me of the Vermont house that I grew up in. It was not on the water but in the middle of a large tract of land where we’d sit and watch lighting storms from the comfort of an enormous screened-in porch. For me it just reinforced that theme @fourseasons has, of wanting you to feel like you’re coming home when you visit. I rave about them not because they’re paying me to, because they’re not though they did host me, but because they’re genuinely a brand I love even more with each of their properties I am able to visit. Now about that gorgeous view though, I’m sorry I’m not showing you that and you have to look at me instead. Because it’s currently dry season on @peninsulapapagayo in Costa Rica, the tree that’s in front of this room actually looks dead in photos. Not just dormant. In person it’s so different and afforded such a wonderfully clear view of the hummingbird that visited the first morning. But in photos it just wasn’t the same. Thank goodness for all the palm trees on the property that never lose their green fronds. The rest of the resort still looks like a veritable garden of Eden, so swipe left to see what I mean #fscostarica #fspuravida #fourseasonsresort #costarica #peninsulapapagayo #deltamedallionlifeFour Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
A photo of seemingly nothing... but also everything. . During a commercial shoot for Fjallraven a few years ago, I created some TV spots & photo library introducing the brand to the US market... we explored the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest as our backdrop, this was one of my favorites from the project. So much wonder amongst these trees.Pacific Northwest
The desert survivor. Oryx a.k.a. Gemsbok can survive for days or even weeks without drinking water, thanks to the water stored in the plants they eat (coarse grasses, roots, tubers and bulbs). With their natural habitat that can regularly reach 45°C - 113°F - that’s some crazy skill!The Namibian Desert, Namibia
Look at these little gumdrop islets! Was smiling cheek to cheek (and sweating through my shirt ). Excuse the hair clips and space buns - we heard there were little girls nearby who might want some hair clips so we went crazy with them in our hair then gave them away after the hike. Hair and photo by @misslittlestbrown • • • • #southeastasiatravel #southeastasiatrip #indonesiaparadise #rajaampat #rajaampatislands #westpapua #livefolkindonesia #girlslovetravel #wearetravelgirls #sheisnotlost #wonderfulindonesia #indonesiaindahRajaAmpat
FINALLY! Finally we are live with our next Travel Bootcamp conference, sorry it’s taken so long but we’ve wanted to make it perfect. If you want to learn how to get paid to travel through instagramming, blogging or writing then check out our only 2018 event. We’re coming back to my home turf, the Gold Coast and we’ve finally landed our dream venue too. (QT Gold Coast). The date is the 30th June and our early bird tickets will be on sale for at least the next few weeks, or until sold out. They’re $100 off so definitely worth snapping up. For those that have come to past events I’m also excited to announce that I’m completely redoing my content to reflect changes to the industry, new features on Instagram and new learnings. This is hands down my favorite thing to do and I hope to meet heaps of you there! Link in bio to buy tickets/ learn more or check out @thetravelbootcamp ️️️ . . . . . . #awesome_earthpix #theglobewanderer #wonderful_places #bbctravel #discoverearth #cntraveler #resourcetravel #lonelyplanet #seeaustralia #australia #wearegoldcoast #qtgoldcoast #surfersparadise #visitsurfersparadise #thisisqueensland #olympusinspired #intrepidtravel #queensland #sunriseQT Gold Coast