Mongolia’s Gobi desert
Mongolia had always been on my list of places to visit. The country opened its doors to tourism a few years ago and I wanted to explore it before the country became too crowded. It is not difficult to get there from Sydney…We had a small group, co-lead together with my friend from The Light Collective Ricardo Da Cunha.
The Gobi is the fifth-largest desert in the world and Asia’s largest. It was hard to climb to some of the highest sand dunes at sunset and sunrise but the pictures we got were spectacular. We spent 3 days at the desert sleeping in confortable gers (or yurts), a portable, round tent covered with skins and used as a dwelling by nomads.
Golden Eagle Festival
We had to travel to West Mongolia to photograph at the Golden Eagle annual festival. The festival was one of the main highlights of the trip and it didn’t disappoint.
I loved the country so much that I am already planning another photography tour in 2020. I will be vising the Gobi Desert again and the Naadam. Naadam is the most widely watched festival among Mongols and is believed to have existed for centuries. Together with the Golden Eagle Festival, it is the most important festival of the country. If you were interested in visiting Mongolia in 2020, please contact me to register your interest.
Photography Tours 2019
In February I will visit Scandinavia again (Finland and Norway) and then in March I will go back to India and we will photograph the Himalayas and the Tigers in Rajasthan.
I haven’t been to India since 2008 and I am so looking forward to it!
If you were interested in coming to any of these two trips, please contact me ASAP.