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Photography by KO  •🇬🇷Published Photographer & Engineer •🙌🏻Feat. @bbcearth @beautifuldestinations •📸Currently in 🇩🇪 •••••••••••••••• ⬇️ Latest YouTube Video ⬇️

"PURA VIDA" [COSTA RICA 🇨🇷]
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San Gerardo de Dota is a little known destination in the remote mountains south of Costa Rica’s capital city, San Jose. The village is set deep in a valley, but is surrounded by the towering Talamanca mountains. Among the quiet forests of San Gerardo de Dota live a variety of animals and a wide selection of birds, including the famous Resplendent Quetzal and dozens of hummingbird species. Though San Gerardo de Dota is slowly becoming known for its superb bird watching, it remains home to just a handful of quaint eco-lodges and restaurants, making it the perfect escape.
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Peace & Love
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"Cinque Torri" [ITALIA 🇮🇹]
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Cutting a striking profile above the Cortina basin overlooking the Passo Falzarego, the famous five towers of Cinque Torri are one of the most strikingly beautiful and instantly recognisable rock formations in the Dolomites. Scattered between the main spires lies a wonderful labyrinth of scree, boulders, tunnels and trenches dating back to the Great War. Such was the strategic significance of the area that today the site plays host to a superb open air museum with carefully preserved soldiers’ quarters, artillery positions and lookout posts.
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Peace & Love
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"Aletsch Glacier" [SWITZERLAND🇨🇭]
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And when this journey through Europe is providing me with these views it makes me think that this life sometimes is a little fairy tale, a beautiful one.
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Milky Way over the Aletsch Glacier (largest glacier in the Alps) and the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau-Joch.
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Peace & Love
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"HOME" Milos Island [GREECE 🇬🇷]
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Happy to be back in my homecountry Greece.
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Fresh air, natural environment, good people and amazing food is all that needs. It is those small encounters along the way that make the journey.
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There are some outstanding locations for landscape photography on our planet. Many of them can be too far away for most people, not to mention that one needs to spend a fortune to get there. Other locations can be visited only after special permission has been attained and for this, sometimes you will need to wait in a queue and for some time, not to mention that you need to walk for miles to get to it.
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Anyway. My visit this time was to a location that is only an hour flight from my previous home town in Greece. I am talking about the island of Milos in Greece – the location? Sarakiniko. If you need to mention to someone an example of a lunar landscape, Sarakiniko can be a very good example of it.
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You will not be far wrong in thinking that you have landed on the moon. For almost a mile long, the surface of the area is covered with a pale (almost white) coloured limestone. The surface is so soft that it can be carved with a blunt knife – and this makes it very fragile also.
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When it comes to composing a picture at Sarakiniko, you are spoilt for choice.
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Peace & Love
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"Mount Bromo" Java [Indonesia]
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Mount Bromo is magical, thats what i always heard from people coming back from a trip. So i went there for 5 days shooting sunrise, sunset and astro for the whole time and indeed its magical. I think even my 101 years old grandpa can take nice pictures there. It was so good that i cannot think any way that you can fail. Especially at sunrise and sunset, the color of the sky was constantly changing. You gotta be early though if you wanna get VIP seat, 4am is too late. Dont forget to bring your winter clothes, as the weather at dawn can be close to 0 degrees sometimes.
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Peace & Love
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"Tre Cime di Lavaredo" Dolomites [Italy]
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Being back in Europe still lights my heart but it also made me wonder about this pain and heaviness being present. I took some time to spin my head around my generations' motivation in life and how our history shaped the way we view the world today. How to deal with these thin spaces we are floating around from time to time while not taking life all too seriously and embrace the journey 🏔
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Peace & Love
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" Feeling " Rano Raraku [Isla de Pascua]
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The feeling you get when you visit this huge archaeological site is quite shocking. In Rano Raraku there are 397 moai in various stages of development and it seems as if the sculptors left the job abruptly and could come back at any moment.
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A feeling I can't describe !
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Peace & Love
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"Desert Nights" [Peru]
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As a landscape photographer it’s my desire to find and capture beauty in nature. During my travels I’m searching for spectacular landscapes, secluded beaches, grand vistas and often when I have found those places, the photos I take just don’t do them justice. But in some cases it can also be the other way around.
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The compositions I photograph only show an excerpt of the reality around me. I can decide what to show and what to leave out of my photos. So it’s always a subjective view I present.
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Peace & Love
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"Ask yourself" [Chile]
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Many months ago I embarked on this journey, not in order to escape my previous life or to travel and see new places. I headed out in order to primarily learn and become a more human version of myself. Life proved me once again that it is not about the place you live or the experience you have that will make you happy. It is about the way you are living and treating yourself, your expectations and dreams and how you never stop pursuing them, your ever growing curiosity and gratefulness, how often you open your heart and listen, combined a guide to find your inner peace and beauty. We are all here for a reason and even if imperfect, we have to remind ourselves everyday that this is what makes us special. Ask yourself why you are heading on your next journey and give it a meaning, make lists of things you want to learn instead of places you want to experience, find opportunities to challenge yourself and grow, this will truly make the difference.
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Peace & Love
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“Antelope Canyon" [Page, Arizona, USA]
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The phrase “once in a lifetime experience” is one that is thrown around too often when describing visits to new places. I’m sure that i’ve personally been guilty of using this phrase when referencing a trip that could easily be replicated with a similar itinerary during a similar time of year. On the other hand, no two experiences are ever exactly the same, so couldn’t you make the argument that every experience is a “once in a lifetime experience?” .
My visit to Upper Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona definitely falls into the “not likely to be repeated any time soon” category. First, the canyon is not within a two hour drive of any major metropolis. Furthermore, as the attraction is located on Navajo land, visiting the canyon requires hiring a Navajo guided tour. On top of all that, all but one of these guided tours are during the daytime, so visiting the canyon in the middle of the night, during a new moon with minimal cloud coverage, in the prime star-viewing season of the year would be a difficult experience to repeat ✨
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Peace & Love
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“Piedras Rojas" [Atacama Desert, Chile]
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San Pedro de Atacama in Chile left me speechless. The surrounding landscapes are unreal, mind blowing. Mountains and volcanoes, lakes and salt flats, red stones and white valleys compose a region which seems taken from another planet ✨
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Peace & Love
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