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Good morning. . . . #nepal #annapurna #himalaya #landscape #travelphoto #Dhaulagiri #mountains

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Happy Earth day! May all have the opportunity to experience nature and it's teachings. May we become aware of actions that support mother Earth and those that harm. Through this awareness and recognition of the very thing that supports life may we value her through our every action. . . . . #bali #indonesia #subak #ricefield #nature #earthday #landscape #culture #everydayeverywhere #natgeotravel

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Sunrise, the du and Swayambhu. Oh, and three birds too 😁 . . . . #nepal #Swayambhunath #swayambhu #kathmandu #sunrise #travelphoto #landscape #natgeotravel

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Balinese Priest gives water blessings at morning ceremony at lake Bratan. . . . . #bali #puraulundanu #aspiration #bodhicitta #ulundanu #hindu #sacred #holy #watertemple #everydayeverywhere #blessings #beratan #theprintswap #streetphotography #travel #myfeatureshoot #ceremony #documentaryphotography #mayallbeingsbefreefromsuffering #everydayeverywhere

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Standing in the middle. Between you, between me. My we all become aware of this imputed duality where thoughts proliferate unknowingly becoming an entity. Under this confusion a spacious freedom resides in our reach but out of sight. . . . #bali #puraulundanu #aspiration #bodhicitta #ulundanu #hindu #sacred #holy #watertemple #everydayeverywhere #tourists #beratan #theprintswap #streetphotography #myfeatureshoot #documentaryphotography #mayallbeingsbefreefromsuffering

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This sacred water temple is one of the main sources for irrigation on Bali. I knew I wanted to photograph it as it is an important piece of the water story so I woke up at 4:00am and got on my scooter by 4:30 arriving with a serious case of chills at 5:45. I ran around it looking for the best angle/light till sitting down to watch these two work their photo shoot on the little boat they rented for $5.00. After they drifted out to sea there was a lovely ceremony that I documented making for a great birthday present. * May we aknowledge and appreciate all that the earth provides for us. Through this recognition a gracious appreciation develops that fosters contentment and awareness. . . . . #bali #puraulundanu #ulundanu #hindu #sacred #holy #watertemple #everydayeverywhere #tourists #water #beratan

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I spotted this one at the temple and tried to photograph him from a distance but he was a surprisingly fast mover. Before I left the temple I saw him sitting with the guys so I went over and asked him if I could take his photo while his friends laughed, egging him on. . * His headdress is called an ‘udeng’ which is symbolic of the Balinese ‘Ulu Candra’, which are signs meaning the Hindu Trinity. * The front wing-like vertical appendage symbolizes Shiva. It is also a symbol for the male lingga. The lingga is itself symbolic of Shiva. * The circular base symbolizes Visnu and the part wrapped around the head, which is like a half-moon or sun, symbolizes Brahma. * As a whole it is also symbolic of ‘yoni’ or ‘female principle’, since Brahma is the creator of life. All that in a hat! . . . #bali #balinese #portrait #looker #indonesia #udeng #traditional #temple #hindu #everydayeverywhere

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Preparing daily offerings at Mengening water Temple while the priest dressed in white stands out of frame almost as if he's supervising. I'd love to share multiple images on this post but lately it's all error notifications when I try so just this one will have to do. Use your imagination 😋 . . . . #bali #mengening #watertemple #hinduism #balinesehinduism #blessings #offerings #balinese #culture #beauty #prayer #everydayeverywhere

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WATER | Falling from different sources converging into one. The right waterfall is a natural spring and the fall on the left is a river finding it's source from a combination of lakes, rivers and runoff. This place was nothing short of magical and well worth the two hour scooter ride north. My face actually hurt from smiling after spending three hours here. It must have energized us because we felt it was a good idea to ride another two hours to the north Western tip of Bali. Extreme scootin' * If you're dying to know the location because you would like to visit you have to take a vow of using no plastic bottles or plastic bags on your travels and I will PM you. If you need advice as to how to do this I'm glad to help. . . . . #Bali #indonesia #waterfall #spring #travel #nature #landscape #discoverearth #natgeoyourshot #lush #everydayeverywhere #steripen

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Boys on one side girls on the other. All enjoying a refreshing dip in between flips and lots of splashing. . . . . #bali #watertemple #temple #play #swim #travel #Indonesia #everydayeverywhere #natgeotravel #travelphoto #waterproject #travelstoke #traveldeeper

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Water. That which connects. What initially started as a project documenting the subak irrigation system on Bali transformed into a story about water. Yes, water is the backbone of irrigation and may lack perceivable magical qualities for some but the way it moves over the land on this island is quite magical. Endless channels directing water to hundreds of farmers sourced from higher water temples being lakes, springs, waterfalls and rivers. I feel that the moving water on this island gives a different feeling that I haven’t felt anywhere else. I’m sure there is more to it than moving water but I do not doubt that it influences this island. * While sitting in a forested water temple I watched the water pour in and out, falling into a dark forest behind me. I had no idea where the water was going until the next day when I was shown a hidden waterfall tucked back in the rice fields. "That is from Mengening water temple” he said. In that moment I got really smiley. It was as if in that moment I saw an aerial view of every water way on the island connecting all of the fields, lakes, water temples, humans and the ocean. * We have lost connections on many levels, levels that support a well being that are far from the fleeting structures we implement and continually seek out today. With no time to settle there is much to go unnoticed and much to take fore granted. For this I recommend sitting under a water and contemplating water. Or simply while drinking a glass of water, contemplate water. I mean, there is essentially a waterfall in your glass of water. Behind all of this contemplation water simply flows giving life to all things. That’s worth a notice. . . . . #Bali #water #waterproject watertemple #pura #temple #indonesia #blessings #connected #interconnected #magic #planetearth #discoverearth #simple #everydayeverywhere

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Canang sari is offered every day to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa as a form of offering gratitude for the peace given to the world. The philosophy behind the offering is through the self-sacrifice in the time and effort to prepare the offering which brings a gracious quality to the mind of those making the offering. # Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa also called Acintya in Sanskrit meaning: "the inconceivable", "the unimaginable" Acintya is also known as (the "Divine Order"). All gods, goddesses and existence are believed to be the manifestation of the Acintya in Balinese Hinduism. . . . . #bali #Indonesia #offerings #Hinduism #Balinese #sacred #temple #selfless #thoughtful #inspired #culture #Canangsari #gratitude #mindful #purpose #gracious

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Balinese Hindu priest makes offerings to the sea at the shores of Menjangan island. This island is an important pilgrimage site with 3 Hindu temples and is visited by many locals to make offerings on the full and new moon. The island is technically part of Bali Barat National Park but falls under jurisdiction of Java as it is positioned off it's coast what feels like a stone's throw away. . . . . #bali #balibaratnationalpark #menjangan #menjanganisland #balibarat #hinduism #offering #sacred #northbali #indonesia #everydayeverywhere #natgeotravel #travel #culture

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A stormy morning on menjangan island walking along a quiet path to the temple. It was a full moon that day so there were boat loads of locals coming to make offerings. We made it before them but ran into them at the dock all smiles and waves, looking beautiful. I haven't been able to make multiple image posts the last few days or I'd post them here. 😑 . . . . #bali #indonesia #nenjangan #northbali #island #lush #westbalinationalpark #path

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Sun or no sun the water is as blue and beautiful as ever here on Menjangan island. . . . #bali #menjangan #nationalpark #island #westbalinationalpark #javasea #indonesia #sea #everydayeverywhere

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On a gelato run the other day I saw this man pacing in his fields so I stopped to see what he was doing and hung out for a bit. He showed me a bucket full of snails with a sheepish grin and dumped them over a cement wall outside the field. I continued sitting there watching him putz while the storm clouds moved in. Love these pleasant surprises. . . . . #bali #ricefields #farmer #subak #balinese #love #everydayeverywhere #myfeatureshoot #snails #natgeoyourshot #insonesia

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Out of bed and into the fields for a cool blue sunrise. It’s been particularly cloudy and rainy lately but that’s my kind of weather 😊 . . . . #bali #indonesia #ricefields #lovely #blue #quiet #everydayeverywhere #mornings #subak #life #travel #natgeotravel #rainyseason

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Always a smile in these parts. . . . . #bali #woman #balinese #faces #portrait #smile #lovely #travel #everydayeverywhere #human

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Balinese Architechture is 👌 Temples like the one pictured here use a dark fibrous bark from the arenga pinnata (think short palm tree) for its thatched roofing. It’s super durable, long lasting and repels water like a dream while looking beautiful in the rain. . . . . #bali #puragununglebah #ubud #indonesia #temple #balinese #architecture #traditional #culture #hindu #lush #sacred #animism #pura #everydayeverywhere

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A little spot tucked away at a well known and now crowded waterfall. I’m sure many passed by without noticing this little sanctuary. . . . . #bali #indonesia #waterfall #watertemple #lush #travelstoke #traveldeeper #yep #everydayeverywhere #discoverearth

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Many paths, many scoots. . . . . #bali #samsara #ricefields #scooter #lush #nature #intothewild #travel #myfeatureshoot #ubud #everydayeverywhere #natgeotravel

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A classic I couldn’t resist from years ago in Bhaktapur. Just look at these ladies. Happy International Women’s day! ❤️ . . . . #nepal #bhaktapur #women #internationalwomensday #friends #nepali #everydayeverywhere

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Final notes post qi gong class that from a distance could be perceived as something else. 😄 . . . . #Thailand #qigong #sunrise #beach #andamanislands #andamansea #travel #oftheafternoon #everydayeverywhere

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I’m sure these two are valentines ❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day to humans, animals, insects and all that is. . . . . #happyvalentinesday #dogs #nepal #doglove #annapurna #mountains #himalaya #machapuchare #everydayeverywhere

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Quality sun time here. These two are really soaking it up. Must be professionals. * * Second shot is under the same tree. Can only handle so much of that sun. It’s a scorcher! . . . . #thailand #beach #andamansea #suntanning #stranger #creeping #tourist #streetphotography #beachphotography #yep #funinthesun #everydayeverywhere

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Hello strangers. Chugging along on a long-tail boat. . . . . #thailand #longtailboat #andamansea #travel #everydayeverywhere

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Your morning routine could look like this or most likely, quite different. Either way how we relate to our experience gives us the potential to explore how we can go beyond the content of our actions. First all we have to do is observe. . . . . #thailand #fisherman #work #routine #basics #mindfulness #sunrise #andamansea #travel #natgeoyourshot #travelingwithoutmoving

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I shall return again as I have before. . . . . #nepal #kathmandu #kathmanduvalley #oftheafternoon #dusk #landscape #travel #himalaya

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Losar Tashi Delek!!! Happy Tibetan / Lunar New Year! * * With the realization of selflessness comes boundless compassion and freedom. Our true nature open and spacious without reference points shines light on everything in its path. The further we are from this truth the more we suffer. No matter what your ego says compassion is the key. Acting in accord with our nature creates contentment. I’m merely an ordinary being so don’t take it from me. See for yourself. That’s what we have to work with anyways. . . . #nepal #losar #tashidelek #newyear #boudha #kathmandu #travel #buddhism #buddhist #emptiness

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Forever grateful for the Boudha stupa. Happy for those who have the chance to pass through or even to stay. . . . . #nepal #boudha #stupa #unesco #buddhist #buddhism #kathmandu #pilgrimage #kora #everydayeverywhere

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I used to do handstands all the time, slowed down a bit the past few years but think I’m making a comeback! A few years ago I was in Rajasthan and thought I should do a series called, “Handstands in Rajasthan” pretty clever aye? Well, at least it rhymes. Now I’m in Thailand and there’s lots of cows next to our place. Maybe I should do a new series with them. It’d be a challenge but maybe...just maybe I can win over the timid cows of Wiang Nuea 🤔 . . . . #handstand #rajasthan #india #everydayindia #yogaposes #asana #yep #justgoshoot

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Cool skies surround a warm Swayambhu. . . . . #nepal #kathmandu #swayambhunath #stupa #everydayeverywhere #travel #buddhist #hindu #holy #nepaltravel #natgeoyourshot

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Out for a kora at Kopan. . . . . #nepal #kopan #buddhist #monks #stupa #kathmandu #kathmanduvalley #everydayeverywhere #here

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Valley layers and happy trees on a ridge. Simple. . . . . #nepal #mountains #hills #himalaya #khotang #sunset #landscape

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There is no ground in the coming and going of interdependent appearances. . . . . #nepal #Himalaya #mountains #clouds #nature #impermenance #empty #emptiness #perception #dependentorigination #khumbu #blue #oftheafternoon #rejoice

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On the hunt for Guru Rinpoche caves on a mountain side in the Nuwakot district. · · . Initially tried to post as multiple story but it's gonna have to be singles as Instagram doesn't let me. The suspense! What will the next photo be?! · · . . #nepal #nuwakot #forest #pilgrimage #buddhism #cave #tibetanbuddhism #gururinpoche #explore #everydayeverywhere

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May we all continually acknowledge the appearing circumstances in our life to be as fleeting as the morning dew and as substantial as a rainbow. May we all be free through realizing the selfless essence of the self and all phenomena. May this aspiration bring spontaneous benefit for all beings. · · · · #childhood #fleeting #recognition #life #letgo #nonattachment #freedom #itsnotyouitsme #sunset #oftheafternoon #dream #beach #everydayeverywhere #travel

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These cute novice monks laughed and giggled while chasing each other around the Mani wheel. It was all fun and games till they got yelled at haha. Hope your days are filled with laughter and joy even after getting yelled at. Merry Christmas to all from Boudha, Nepal! · On another note the initial post I prepared for today was a multiple image story and upon trying to post I received a notification that there was a poor connection and it would try again later but I can post a single image and I know it's not the connection. Has anyone had this problem? · · · · #nepal #merrychristmas #monks #kids #boudha #everydayeverywhere #justgoshoot #yep

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Hey there, what you taking a photo of? Oh, hello mountain in morning light. I get it. Sometimes, actually most times I like to take photos of people taking photos. Like two scenes in one. And hey, you look kinda great standing there in such a posture. Capturing the capturer. · · · · #nepal #himalaya #frame #tourist #travel #mountains #travelstoke #traveldeeper #stuffandthings #everydayeverywhere #justgoshoot #annapurna #natgeoyourshot

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Watching lukla slowly wake up and the planes come and go was pretty cool way to start the day. · · · · #nepal #lukla #airport #plane #travel #himalayas #khumbu #mountains #everydayeverywhere

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Do the mountains make your face look like this? I love them. I used to try and climb them but didn't care much about the summit so I wasn't the greatest mountaineer. These days I mostly scramble around them. Just give me some interesting weather, pretty light and call my Cathy. · · The second self portrait is from my first mountain 10 years ago. I was miserable but it showed me what difficult was and what my body can do at altitude with no sleep and diarrhea. After that everything was easy except climbing mountains. That was still hard. · · The mountains are Pisco 1st and Chopicalqui (Peru) with tiny people decending * Go to the mountains. Happy mountain day! · · · #nepal #peru #cordillerablanca #himalayas #andes #huascaran #mountains #climb #explore #smile #justgo

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Little beings wander along ridges and shores while the fog continually swirls. · · · · #nepal #himalaya #mountains #travel #khumbu #gokyo #tinypeopleinbigplaces #everydayeverywhere

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A lone cloud hovers above Gokyo and Ngozumpa glacier in the early morning light. . . . . #nepal #himalaya #ngozumpa #khumbu #mountains #gokyo #nature #morning #nepal8thwonder #justgoshoot #myfeatureshoot #oftheafternoon

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Taking a rest along the path that curves. . . . . #nepal #khumbu #himalaya #forest #porter #trail #wonder #nature_good #yep

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Daily dose of potatoes, baby yaks and cute kids. • • • • #nepal #tasty #khumbu #himalaya #travel #mountains #breakfast #yaks #Sherpa #potato #kids #everydayeverywhere

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A story of time and how we relate to our perceptions in the beginningless space of interdependence. · · · · · · #nepal #khumbu #himalaya #forest #river #connected #interdependence #nature #landscape

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Capturing some ✨ moments right there. · · · · · #werealltourists #nepal #travel #himalaya #gokyo #khumbu #mountains #tourist #street #nailingit #justgoshoot #ilovetourists #everydayeverywhere

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The stars of the Khumbu ✨ · · · · · #nepal #khumbu #porter #himalaya #trek #nature #travel #solukhumbu #nepaliloveyou #nepalphotoproject #oftheafternoon

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Mornings along the canal in Lumbini 😌 · · · · · #lumbini #nepal #fog #oftheafternoon #travel #mornings #space #street #myfeatureshoot #everydayeverywhere #womenstreetphotographers

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A path leading from the forest to the World Peace Pagoda. · · · · #lumbini #nepal #path #garden #justgoshoot #oftheafternoon #travel #mornings #space #street #japanese #myfeatureshoot #everydayeverywhere #womenstreetphotographers #worldpeacepagoda