7 Super Photo Shots from Migrationology

By Mark Wiens 33 Comments

I was recently nominated by the fantastic Traveling Canucks to participate in a 7 super shots photo challenge.

So here is a quick photo essay of 7 of my travel photos that are particularly special.

Hope you enjoy them!

1. A photo that…takes my breath away

Longsheng Rice Terraces
Takes my break away…

Staring at the Longsheng Rice Terraces in China was a view I won’t forget. The steep and intricate layers of rice forming a mold around the curves of the mountain was absolutely breathtaking!

2. A photo that…makes me laugh or smile

Makes me smile and laugh...
Makes me smile and laugh…

The reason this this photo makes me laugh and smile is because even though these little guys look small and friendly, I figured out after eating them that they are actually lethally fierce – and they were so delicious along with Sri Lankan food!

3. A photo that…makes me dream

Makes me dream...
Makes me dream…

See the guy, legs crossed, sitting on that little chair? This guy sits there for long periods of time. The reason this photo makes me dream is because he’s in an extremely beautiful location, yet as a guard, he simply sits around all day and hopefully dreams.

4. A photo that…makes me think

Makes me think...
Makes me think…

This guy was over 90 years old. His eyes were glossy and his skin was withered. I could only help but wonder and think what this man had seen, experienced and learned in his life.

5. A photo that…makes my mouth water

Makes my mouth water...
Makes my mouth water…

As a food fanatic, there are lots and lots of foods that makes my mouth water. Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines and I simply can’t get enough fish!

6. A photo that…tells a story

Tells a story...
Tells a story…

It was this little baby that started it all…

One moment I was sitting on an average local bus in Sri Lanka and the next moment I was in the midst of a photo shoot on a Tamil tea bus.

7. A photo that…I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)

Most proud of...
Most proud of…

Yangshuo, China is an absolutely gorgeous destination – and when you hike to the top of a mountain at sunrise and observe the view it gets even better!

With this 7 Super Shots photo essay, I am taking part in Hostelbookers 7 Super Shots. To keep things going I’ve nominated 5 other travel bloggers to also take part (see rules here):

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  • Jade – what eye candy!

    8 years ago

    beautiful photo essay. There are really special shots indeed.

  • Tim Moon

    8 years ago

    Awesome photos, Mark. I like the small vegetables and your NatGeo-worthy shots.

  • Red Hunt

    9 years ago

    Another amazing 7 Super Shots post…I’m loving all of these posts and your guy in the chair…just day dreaming away is perfect. I would happily spend hours and hours a day in that setting! Great shots.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Cool, thanks so much for checking this post out Red!

  • Stephen

    9 years ago

    Love these shots. Great one of what I think is from Moon Hill. Unfortunately, the visibility wasn’t great when I visited. Also, good to see the Longsheng rice terraces. I had to skip those because it was a bit to cool. But I saw the Yuanyang terraces in Yunnan.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Cool to hear that you’ve also been to some of these same places. That whole area of China is so beautiful! What month did you visit?

  • pamela

    9 years ago

    they are all great, but I LOVE #6!!

  • Marv.n.Jo

    9 years ago

    Amazing photos Mark! You are so adept at capturing the essence of your travels. Thanks for the nomination. We’ll try our best, though we are still new at the travel photo game. 😉

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thanks Marv and Jo! Looking forward to some photos from your excursions as well. Hope you’re having a great time in Burma!

  • Jeremy (The Travel Apprentice)

    9 years ago

    Hey Mark, really great shots… and you’re right, Yangshuo, China looks gorgeous!

  • 50+ and on the Run

    9 years ago

    mark, these are wonderful! Thanks for posting. Love this challenge!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thank you, I do like the concept of this challenge as well!

  • Caanan @ No Vacation Required

    9 years ago

    Shared the terraces on Reddit, BTW.

  • Caanan @ No Vacation Required

    9 years ago

    Gorgeous Mark!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thanks Caanan and I appreciate the Reddit share!

  • Bama

    9 years ago

    Hey Mark! Thanks for the nomination! Btw actually my blog’s name is What an Amazing World! 🙂
    Btw again, your first picture means a lot for me since I will also be visiting Longsheng Rice Terraces this May. Beautiful indeed!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      No problem Bama. Thanks for clearing that up, I changed it on the article! You’ll enjoy the rice terraces at Longsheng!

  • Christy @ Ordinary Traveler

    9 years ago

    Awesome photos! I love them all, but especially like the first one.

  • Nate

    9 years ago

    Nice shots Mark, you’re quite handy with the camera 😉

    …and thanks for the nomination, I will do my best to carry the torch!

    The Longsheng Rice Terraces in China photo is a spectacular location, but my favourite is the guard with the roosters. It is definitely a photo to get lost in dreams, nicely chosen!

    Nate

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      I appreciate it Nate and no problem for the nomination, looking forward to yours!

  • Lakmal

    9 years ago

    All are very attractive. But first one is most attractive.

  • sully86

    9 years ago

    mark: good luck mark!! those pictures are stunning!!

  • Lane

    9 years ago

    #7 is stunning.

  • Tharaka C Peiris

    9 years ago

    wow what a post ….