Last fall Jordan Gantz and I told the story of how the U.S. Forest Service helped Peru develop an information system for tracking wood harvested from the Amazon. The trip included my first visit to a saw mill, interaction with many hardworking and inspiring people and lots of mosquito bites.
Peru (and a handful of my images) are featured in the current issue of Virtuoso Traveler. You can see the full article here.
Just wanted to share a short travel video and some images I shot in Lima to accompany Nicholas Gill’s story “Lima’s Melting Pot” in the May issue of SilverKris, the travel magazine of Singapore Airlines. Here in the southern hemisphere the grey skies of winter are upon us. Missing those beautiful summer sunsets!
I spent Earth Day in the Amazon, documenting four Amazonian manatees as they were released back into their natural habitat. As our boat was pulling back into Iquitos I turned around and saw this. I felt the awe of nature and an overwhelming gratefulness for being there at that very moment.
I love shooting travel stories in Lima. While I may grumble about thieves, traffic and other undesirable characteristics of the city, while working on stories like these I am reminded of all its charming qualities and introduced to new people and places. Check out the iPad version of the story for more images.
May 2014 issue of National Geographic Traveler