This month’s Pathfinders Instagram round-up includes captures from the ice caves of Alaska to the ancient desert towns of Morocco.
Every month we share the most eye-catching and interesting Instagram captures from our Pathfinders community. Here are our selections for November.
BYRON GLACIER, ALASKA, USA
A photo posted by Dwayne Parton (@dwayneparton) on Nov 22, 2015 at 11:36am PST
‘We hiked the Byron Glacier trail and explored some ice caves – this room was in the largest cave we saw. One thing I didn’t realize was how quickly the glacier landscape changes. I revisited this spot a week later to find if filled with avalanche debris.’ – Dwayne Parton Why we like it: The focal point of course! It immediately captures your eyes. You then start looking more closely at how the light hits the ice within the enormous glacial hole, before peering down at the small figure, perfectly placed just where the icicles reach down to the floor.
NUWARA ELIYA, SRI LANKA
A photo posted by Backpacker’s Guide | BLOG (@backpackersguidetothegalaxy) on Dec 1, 2015 at 12:15am PST
‘It had rained the last few days we were in Sri Lanka, and our train journey between Nuwara Eliya and Ella was made simultaneously eerie and intriguing by this rolling mist and wet climate.’ – Backpacker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Why we like it: The winding train and sense of motion in the photo, with the tracks leading to a mysterious looking nowhere. Looking closer, you see the figure in the middle staring back. Perhaps into the distance, or even right back into the lens of the photographer.
SUNDA KELAPA, JAKARTA, INDONESIA
A photo posted by RaW | Ramble and Wander (@rambleandwander) on Nov 11, 2015 at 8:50pm PST
‘People say, old is gold. This couldn’t be more true at the port of Sunda Kelapa in Kota Tua (meaning Old City in Indonesian) in Jakarta. Wooden traditional ships at the dock form a beautiful line-up by the riverbank while waiting for their next journey to the sea, making this centuries old port a must-go place for anyone interested in photography.’ – Ramble and Wander Why we like it: Excellent sense of scale here with the boat to the right bursting out of the sea and protruding into the viewer’s gaze. The black and white works well and distorts the sense of time — if it wasn’t for the fact the man’s wearing jeans, this could have been taken decades ago.
A photo posted by J Lee (@leejaxk) on Nov 9, 2015 at 7:06pm PST
‘Amazing street art can be found throughout La Candelaria. I went on a graffiti tour one rainy afternoon to learn more about some of the art and the artists. This was one of my favourite murals, and it just happened to work out with the angle of the rain coming down to make for an interesting shot.’ – dis/embarked
Why we like it: The artwork. It’s as …read more