Инстаграм @studertravel Andrew Studer (personal)
Throwback to when I was 16 and thought Instagram was only for iPhone pics of coffee, used a $50 Walmart tripod and never realized my new hobby would become my life.
After several great submissions, I figured I’d share my top 2 favorite entries to my Nature Photograph Rap Contest that I announced earlier this week on @andrew.studer. The first was written by @tjthorne_photography and performed by @noriegaphotography the second was from @brunopisani.photos. I think they’re both 🔥 which one is your favorite? Winner gets $200. Note: the winner doesn’t win based on votes.
Returning to the Bhutanese village of Merak was special for so many reasons. One that stood out to me was stumbling upon a young child I recognized photographing from a trip I took over a year ago. After I finished photographing him for a second time, I went to show his father the photo from a year ago. Was so neat to see his surprise and happiness from the photo of his son. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the photo printed off with me at the time but I left it at the home I stayed at hoping it’d find its way to the kid’s family to have. @mybhutan
The Bhutanese people are so approachable and friendly. After I’m done photographing someone, I always enjoy sharing the photos I shot with them. For some reason, the elderly Bhutanese in the more remote areas seem to ALWAYS chuckle and make a comment about how surprising seeing their wrinkles is. The frequency and predictability of their remarks have quickly become a running joke with our team. Can’t wait to share some of the photos I shot! Photo by @sonamphuntsho.dg
The @mybhutan team and I are slowly making our way through a 24hr drive back to the city after spending a week in the village of Merak. Was good to spend Christmas in Punakha and photograph the monks in the temple the following morning! So happy to be back in Bhutan with such a great team!
Made it to Merak, a small yak herding village home to the Bropka tribe in eastern Bhutan. So excited to photograph the villagers for the next several days and be living in a home stay. Homestays are a great way to immerse yourself in the culture and support the local economy! 📷:@kuenlaykinley #sponsored by @ryan_field_
Having so much fun wandering the villages here in Bhutan and photographing whatever I stumble upon. So thankful to be back in this incredible country.