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A Blind Date on the River Goyt

We hadn’t communicated much, there hadn’t been months of emailing, exchanging photographs, we hadn’t shared any intimate secrets or lists of our favourite Marvel film characters, colour, sports team or smurf, we didn’t find our profiles on twitchermatch.com yet here we were. We hadn’t arranged to wear red roses, though my ‘date’ was instantly recognisable wearing a genuine feather boa. …

Glasses of whisky from the Talisker distillery at a Böd on Shetland in the highlands and islands of Scotland on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Scotland 001-16

Postcard from the Talisker Distillery

It’s quite likely I was openly drooling, browsing the display cases filled with single malt whiskies at the Talisker distillery in Carbost, Isle of Skye. After a short, but comprehensive tour of the distillery we were staring longingly at 35-year-old malts, while searching for a less expensive compromise. “Are you here for the tasting?” a gentleman from the distillery asked …

A howler monkey in the cloud forests of Costa Rica, Central America on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_CostaRica 001-62

Monkeys; An Amazing Animal Family – Photo Essay

If you enjoyed the Sky documentary series “Monkeys; An amazing animal family”, you should appreciate this photography essay about primates. Presented by biologist Patrick Aryee, it was a decent attempt by the broadcaster, a fascinating and entertaining wildlife series. Not quite ready to challenge the BBC, which still reigns supreme in wildlife documentaries. Inspiring Television Mr Aryee, is a likeable …

Icebergs on the beach at the ice lagoon, Jökulsárlón in the east of Iceland on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory-300-24

A Travel Photographers Dozen; My Favourite Photos

This post is not borne of an original thought, it is inspired by an article from a photographer whom I greatly respect; their favourite photos of 2016. It’s rare I publish anything which is a genuine product of original creativity. However, I maybe a copycat, but there is a slight twist on the theme; rather than just last year, it comprises …

Dawson City and the Klondike River at sunset from Midnight Dome in The Yukon, Canada on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_yukon-125

Postcards from Dawson City, The Yukon

As the huge Chevvy Suburban trundled down the main street of Dawson City on the Yukon road trip, a huge smile began to spread across my face. The colourful, wooden buildings that line either side of the street, typical of how we imagine frontier towns appeared at the height of the Klondike gold rush. It was like driving into a living …

A young girl doing chores on the Pulau Hoga in Wakatobi in Indonesia on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_indo1598

The Bajo; ‘Sea Gypsies’, a Portrait

This is a companion post to one published just yesterday, the reason; when choosing images to accompany that article I realised this village and the Bajo, Sea Gypsies are just too photogenic. There were too many images, too many wonderful, character filled faces, too many young, fresh smiles and too many glimpses of Bajo culture to be ignored. It’s also …

Visitors under the rock art of the Altamira Cave, Cantabria a Spanish World heritage Site on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Spain6889

Postcards from Prehistory in Altamira, Cantabria

Imagine standing in a cave which was once home to some of our oldest ancestors, surrounded by art which dates back as far as 36,000 years! It’s possible, in Cantabria, northern Spain, at the Altamira Caves, it is a place which spawned the creativity of human kind. Imagine being spellbound by incredible images of bison, deer and other wild animals, …