Weeks before traveling to Banff National Park I did some research online on how to find this hidden cave in the Johnston Canyon trail. I didn't have the exact GPS location of the cave but after seeing some videos of other people exploring the place I had a rough idea of where it was located.
We chose a nice day to hike that trail, which is around 3 km's through the forest and along the canyon, there was some snow and ice in some parts of the trail, fortunately I had the ice cleats to wear in my shoes which made the hiking easier.
After an hour or so, I noticed the huge boulder in the picture from the top of the trail and since everything was covered in snow I carefully went down to the base of the rock and then I saw the cave. Amazing indeed! I was the only down there so I took the time to enjoy the place and take several pictures.
With a futuristic design the Peace Bridge in Calgary is another masterpiece of the architect Santiago Calatrava. I've had the oportunity of personally seeing several of his amazing designs around the world, like the Turning Torso in Malmo, the Gare do Oriente train station in Lisbon, the Women Bridge in Buenos Aires, the Milwaukee Art Museum in Wisconsin and the Infinity Tower in Dubai, and everytime I'm amazed seeing how his surreal creations seems to defy the law of physics.
This bridge is a pedestrian bridge that accommodates both pedestrians and cyclists crossing the Bow River, and it's definitely a nice looking attraction for people visiting Calgary.
On our second day in the town of Banff, we decided to visit the Sulphur Mountain. It's a short drive from the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel to the base of the mountain where a gondola cable car takes you to the top of the mountain. The night before there was a big snowstorm but still the mountain was open to the public.
When we arrived to the top, the views of the Bow Valley and the town of Banff were jaw-dropping, one of the most beautiful winter landscapes I'd ever seen, with the recently storm the snow was pristine white and still softly falling. Like a winter fairy tale.
After a full day recovering from jet lag, I decided to visit one of the most photographed beaches near Sydney. Of course it is famous because of the beautiful sunrises and the mossy rocks which makes it a spectacular seascape.
I woke up very early in the morning and I was a little concern about driving on the left side of the road for first time, so finally I arrived to the beach where there was already there around twenty photographers. Yeap, for a moment I thought I would be alone in that remote place, but I was so wrong. It was really challenging to frame the landscape and keep them out of the scene, but at the end I came back home with some amazing pictures.
Without question, Florida have the most beautiful sunrises I've ever seen. No matter what time of the year I always capture colorful sunrises. Many people wake up early in the morning to watch the sunrise in the beach.
The Pena Castle stands on the top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains, near Lisbon.
I took this photo from the Castle of the Moors which is the best place to enjoy the amazing views. Later we decided to visit the Pena Castle and the gardens, of course there is a lots of walking and climbing involved and I was already exhausted to be honest, but this was my second time in Sintra so I wanted to take more pictures.
Back in the hotel I felt terrible, I caught a cold that kept me in bed for the next two days. I guess I wasn't prepared for the cold weather plus the strenuous climbing.
For only $250,000 per week you can enjoy a luxurious holiday onboard this stunning yacht, which includes two jet skits, two seabobs, one jetsurf and even WiFi connection. You can choose any destination in the Caribbean or the Mediterranean.
I saw this beautiful yacht near our cruise ship in Nassau and back at home I did a little research and found out how expensive would be to rent it. I guess it's cheaper than buying it.
After the cruise departed Saint Thomas in the U.S Virgin Islands I went to the top deck to capture the sunset, the pool deck was pretty much empty compared to hours before so it was the perfect moment to capture this photo. This was my 12th cruise and the biggest cruise ship I've ever been, to be honest I don't like cruises this big because there are so many people. This ship has a capacity of 4248 passengers and 1731 crew members, way too many people.
Fortunately we paid extra money to stay in The Haven Suites which are hidden away at the top of the ship in the Deck 17 and 18 with a private pool, bar, restaurant and a sundeck reserved exclusively for guests in these suites. It was worth every penny!
This is the oldest and best known lighthouse in the Bahamas and the oldest surviving lighthouse in the West Indies. Sadly, it is endangered. The lighthouse was in deplorable condition by spring 2015, with government agencies blaming each other for its neglect. Located at the western end of Paradise Island (formerly Hog Island) marking the northwest entrance to Nassau Harbor.
From the stateroom balcony I enjoyed the amazing views of the Paradise Island where the famous Atlantis Paradise Resort is located.
Boca do Inferno (Portuguese for Hell's Mouth) is a chasm located in the seaside cliffs close to the Portuguese city of Cascais, in the District of Lisbon. The seawater has access to the deep bottom of the cliff and vigorously strikes its rocky walls, making it a popular tourist attraction.
Hopefully the day I went there the weather was overcast and very windy and the waves were breaking on top of the cliffs. Certainly the perfect weather to add drama and depth to my photo.