Cold air, dark night, warm fire, bright stars ✨
I miss camping 😭 I’m so ready to go again! One of my favorite memories from this trip was getting to camp super late the first night and finally being able to lay down, and just look up at the stars in our tent. It was so peaceful and clear, it was mesmerizing.
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There are some experiences in life that are so profound, that they don't even need to happen to make a massive impact on our day to day lives.
I know it may be difficult to read, but I stand here today, now thankful for one of these moments.
I think it's important to openly discuss these kinds of feelings and stories. If you are triggered by self harm and suicide talk, please feel free to move along, and know I love you. 🖤
This is a curve on highway 101 just south of Yachats.
It is at the base of Cape Perpetua, and the light that curve catches is pure magic.
For a substantial percentage of my 32 years on this planet, I felt like I wasn't supposed to be alive. Without getting into too much detail, I practiced self harm often, and wrestled with daily thoughts of suicide.
This curve of road was where I always planned to take my life.
I can't tell you how many times I parked my car there, hyperventilating mid anxiety attack, digging my keys into my skin in hopes to somehow release some of this pain and intense sadness I felt constantly.
Trying to defuse the bomb by hurting myself just enough so I wouldn't start my car and drive off the cliff, onto the rocky shoreline below.
It has been a year since I had a suicidal thought, and since I hurt myself intentionally.
This is the longest I've ever experienced a life without those two feelings.
This week, early one morning, I jumped into my car and just felt the need to follow the road. I've been trying to listen to my gut more, training and reassuring myself that I know the directions, if I would just listen.
My hope was to get to a beach, but within 5min of driving, I found myself being struck with stunning beams of sunlight as I drove up the Cape.
I hadn't stopped at this spot in a year.
I pulled in, eagerly throwing my camera strap around my neck, and jumping out of my car to bask in this heavenly light.
A place that once gave me so much relief in a darker headspace, now filling my entire being up with the most stunning warm radiance, filtering through the pines, laced with sea salt.
I took this shot and then just stood in awe-filled with gratitude for an experience that never happened.
I love yous.
my hand has experienced that of struggle, fear, and isolation. but is an embodiment of love, acceptance and development.
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brush off the haters
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curtains of light
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right through the sky
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the kitchen is always mysterious
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messy colors pop
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washed out floral
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mother nature's fruition
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this doesn't make any sense
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a blue tower. lonely, unfinished, waiting
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he once said to me, orange is the shade of fallen dreams
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light or shadow, angels or demons
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Perspectives unseen, but known to ones eye, the other true.
Tourist activities offering the petting of lion cubs at self-proclaimed “sanctuaries” is NOT conservation, but a highly deceptive form of tourism engaging in factory farming and blatant exploitation of a species struggling to survive in the wild.
Unsuspecting tourist are consistently fooled into thinking they’re participation in hand-rearing newborn cubs, often portrayed falsely as “rescues”, is helpful, but the reality is that these organizations have only one intention and that is to make money. There is absolutely no conservation value whatsoever in bottle-feeding, petting, and taking selfies with lion cubs. None.
In fact it’s horribly detrimental since these organizations are routinely hyper breeding lions for the sole purposes of tourism and personal gain. The breeding process is horrific as cubs are taken from their mothers within days after being born, forcing the females to enter a new breeding cycle prematurely and causing enormous stress to the cubs and the mother lion. The cubs are then raised with persistent human contact and can never be released into the wild because they lack the skills to survive.
As soon as the cubs are too old and dangerous for selfies with tourists they’re either subject to seclusion and neglect or worse, they’re sold into the canned lion hunting industry to be shot close range by hunters in a fenced enclosure where they have no chance of escape.
It’s a harsh truth... but the reason I post this now is because lately I’m more frequently seeing images of people posing with lion cubs either volunteering for extended periods of time at these so-called “conservation” outfits... my hunch is that these tourists just don’t know. If you’ve read this caption up to now and this is news to you, please comment below. I’m curious how many people are simply unaware.
If you love lions the best thing you can do is to instead visit true conservation areas and reserves, where you can see native populations of lions in the wild. I’m happy to recommend.
What can you do to stop these terrible practices? If you’re keen on learning more check out the link in my bio. 🙏
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Imagine if you were out on a hike and noticed someone hiding in a bush creeping on you from afar? 👀😱
That’s always how I feel when I take photos like this 😂😂😂
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Sweet set by @yann__b!
Blue hour magic deep in the mountains of France 🇫🇷
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Bom dia, meus lindos! Pra quem também ficou apaixonado pela beleza das Maldivas, tenho uma dica topíssima: fica grudadinho aqui pq mais tarde vou contar sobre um lugar (que inclusive é onde passarei o ano novo) que tem um mar lindo, quentinho e muito maravilhoso também! E o melhor de tudo: fica aqui no BR!!! Algum palpite?! 🌊☀️🌴🙈 ph: @lucaspinhel
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If I told you this was a nice relaxing afternoon spent on the top of a mountain with an epic view, I’d be lying.
Shortly after this, my drone decided to crash land about 2kms away. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Armed with the DJI app, and a beacon showing the drones last known location we began our search for my lost drone.
Luckily, the beacon was accurate and we found the drone just before the sun completely set. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Relaxing? No. But it did feel pretty damn good to get my drone back!
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A place of sandy feet, sunrise mountain glow and epic imagination✨
I combined two of my favourite places, Moraine Lake and Hawaii to create this fresh new mind boggling place. Stay tuned for more from this series of composite places!
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Moody mornings well spent...🍃 The Faroe Islands is definitely high in the list of favorite places I have visited this year. Have you ever been?