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!
#6 comes from Son Doong, the world’s largest cave, the deep in the jungles of Phong Nha Quang Binh National Park, Vietnam! This muddy trench was aptly named Passchendaele and can only be visited after trekking for 2 days and camping in Hang En with Oxalis Adventure Tours. I was lucky enough to be among the first 200 people to enter this natural masterpiece and worked with intrepid explorer Howard Limbert to capture this stunning shot. He was as excited as me to be the first group with the right camera gear and a team that reached this point quickly enough to pose for the picture and illuminate this stunning cavern!