2014 was my most traveled year yet. I had the good fortune to bring in the New Year in the Philippines before returning to my job in South Korea. Summer vacation was spent backpacking Vietnam and Chuseok (Korean thanksgiving) brought me to Japan. I ventured to Shanghai before heading back to America for the end of the year holidays and all along these crazy adventures my camera followed me. Tens of thousands of pictures were narrowed down to roughly 30 finalists before I selected my top 10 travel photos of 2014!
#1 brings us back to Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, the deep in the jungles of Phong Nha Quang Binh National Park, Vietnam! Its no surprise that my favorite photo of 2014 comes from the most amazing adventure I’ve ever taken. The photo comes from deep within Son Doong in a section of the cave known as Watch out for Dinosaurs; a doline (collapsed ceiling) allowing light to pour in resulting in the spectacular jungle. Cave formations are covered a splendor that can only be found in Son Doong are seen in the distance as the jungle’s heat mixing with cool cave air generates the cloud just slightly obscuring the far wall.
I hope you enjoyed these travel shots! Stay tuned for some honorable mentions that barely missed the top 10!
What is your favorite one of my photos from 2014? How about your own favorite shot?