Bye bye China
It's time to go back home and start my 2016 projects. Some of the highlights will be the Olympic Games in Rio, but also the Patrouille des Glaciers - the famous mountain race. This year TAG Heuer joins the race as a sponsor. Enjoy the view from the summit at night.
China,see you soon next time.
Story of the photo
A moment of pure love!
Like the tip of an iceberg, what lies beneath is unknown. We can only guess what Kathryne is saying to Kit. We don't know what was happening in this moment and we don't want to.
The Volvo Ocean Race carries many risks for the sailors onboard. Such a race can make or break relationships and it's never easy to leave your loved one on the dock.
This image was taken on 3rd January 2105 as Dongfeng Race Team set sail to China on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race.
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“It's all about meeting different people.”
His name is Fernando, a rag-picker. I met him in Rio, Brasil. I walked across him every morning when I was heading to the marina in the last 2 weeks. I was a bit scared at the begining, but we started to say hello to each other after a few days.
He aksed me if I could take a photo of him in front of the church. When the photo was done, he invited me to see how he sell his stuff to make his living, he wanted to show me the Rio in his eyes.
It was dark and scary. I was a bit worried about walking into this street with my expensive camera. He turned his head around and said "Tudo bom." It means "Everything will be fine" in portuguese.
That's another view of Rio.
Back home from the mountain. It's already July but still super cold up in the mountain.
We came across some Capricorn on the way down and found them still got the winter pelt. It seems we'll have a short summer this year.
Patrouille des Glacier is a mountain race organized by the Swiss Armed Forces every 2 years, it's probably the hardest mountain race around.
No, I wasn't racing, I was just taking photos of the race as official photographer since the last 8 years.
It was tough, but everything worth the effort when I'm looking back.