Tiniest Jedi

It is that time of year again when the whole world feels the force. Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases tonight (early tomorrow morning)… I am stoked! As what is seemingly becoming a tradition, I have a picture of Yoda… I mean a Tarsier. Is this the Tiniest Jedi? I think so, I mean he…

Motion of the Night

Of all photography types, I think night photography is the hardest, yet most rewarding. The first time I really tried it, I was on safari in Zimbabwe. We were so remote that there was no visible light pollution. The sky was filled with the light of the universe. I was captivated. I spent hours taking…

Shaded Island Oasis

Hard to fathom a better place to be than sitting under a shade tree on a remote island in the middle of a tropical sea… This particular shaded island oasis was on a very tiny island amongst the 7,000 other islands that make up the Philippine archipelago. Although remote, it’s a popular destination for the…

Island Children

These children are growing up on a tiny island in the middle of the Philippine Sea. They have little more than the clothes on their backs. (The kid in the lower right didn’t even have that… he greeted us the way he first greeted the world—butt naked!) Despite their seemingly impoverished lives these island children…

Hot Coals

Fire, and the way humans have uniquely tamed it, has by all accounts changed the course of history. We use it to cook foods, shape metals, heat our homes and generally tame nature. It is the quintessential tool for mankind. Where would we be without it? These embers were roasting some street food in the Philippines.

Hold On

This little boy resides on a small island in the Filipino archipelago, near the larger island of Cebu. I was on the island for a day of R&R after a long week of working on a construction project as part of a mission trip. The island had a small population of mainly fishermen and boat builders. At the…

Carved Out

Some places are so far off the beaten track that I have a hard time remembering where exactly I was geographically in that moment. This is one of those places. I was on a mission trip in the Philippines and my team stopped for lunch at a rather unusual restaurant located down a long single…

Sleeping Yoda

Tell me this adorable Tarsier doesn’t look like Yoda resting on his staff… Seriously, this creature had to be the inspiration for Yoda. Found this nocturnal creature sleeping I did. In the Philippines on the Island of Bohol. Rogue One, A Star Wars Story, releases tomorrow and I for one am stoked. I wouldn’t say I…

Star of the Sea

A close-up look at the mouth area of a Sea Star I found in the Philippines. The hard teeth-like scales that radiate out from this area cover and protect the soft sucker feet that the star uses to move and catch food. The scales close to protect the feet when the star feels like it is threatened….

Sunset In Paradise

Life seems to move at a slower pace when living on an island. Yet, life’s ability to overcome disaster can be seemingly quick and simultaneously painfully slow. I took this image almost a year to the day after typhoon Haiyan devastated the island of Bantayan, like so many of the other islands in the Philippine archipelago….

Coconut Climb

This Filipino man climbs a twenty plus foot high coconut tree, bare footed mind you, to pick a few coconuts for me and my friends on the Island of Bantayan. I have had coconut milk before, but this was a very special honor. This was the first fruits of the tree after the devastation of Typhoon…

Tarsier

This is the cute Philippine tarsier, the world’s smallest primate, and it inhabits several islands in the Philippine archipelago. These are amazing creatures. They are only about the size of an adult human fist. According to the website a-z-animals.com, the tarsier has the biggest eye-to-body ratio of any mammal. It says each individual eye actually weighs more than…