Het zijn geen makkelijke schoenen om te vullen, maar Discovery Channel is op zoek naar een nieuwe ‘Global Intern’, om de inmiddels populaire Ben Mikha op te volgen. De 26-jarige Ben werd vorig jaar gekozen uit duizenden aanmeldingen, om een jaar lang de wereld rond te reizen op kosten van Discovery Channel. Inmiddels staat Ben zijn Instagram vol met jaloersmakende foto’s, waarvan je instant wanderlust krijgt:
Even on her moody days Oahu is full of life and beauty. Photography for me is being able to accurately catch the beauty of a moment, just as much as I enjoy sharing these adventures with you all I also love keeping them for myself. There’s days I literally lie awake at night while flicking through photos remembering the story each has to tell. This one was something else, spontaneous and adventurous with a banger of a crew in some high winds. 📸: @logan_dodds using the @sonynz A7rii #sonynz
Back when the sun set at 1am and we were doing mud masks in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland 😂 This is probably one of the most memorable dips I’ve had, heated pools in the Iceland mist while the crowds vacated the pools. It was a day before I flew to Italy with @discoveryaus on the intern adventure, summer was amazing in Iceland but I can only imagine what the landscape must look like in the winter ❄️ 📸: @logan_dodds
First time down in the South Island last week. Now I understand why people compare Iceland to the South, so many beautiful mountains, lakes and glaciers. Total contrast to the North. Waking up each morning in a heated pool became a daily ritual, followed by evenings spent in the mountains. Big thank you to @airnz for getting me down here, remember you can win your own #AirpointsEscape for you and a friend, link is in my bio ✉︎ #sp
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De eisen van Discovery Channel zijn helemaal niet zo heel erg streng, zo vragen ze alleen dat je ‘avontuurlijk en creatief’ moet zijn (en dat je weinig last hebt van heimwee). Wanneer jij als winnaar wordt gekozen, ga je in 2018 reizen maken in Japan, de Verenigde Staten, Duitsland, Zuid-Afrika en Kroatië. Da’s een redelijk random lijstje landen, maar dat maakt het ook wel gelijk spannend. Oh en het beste? Je mag je beste vriend/vriendin op kosten van Discovery meenemen!
Finally back on my feet (but not really in this pic 😅) I took two weeks off to recover, truthfully speaking it was hard for me to not be out and about exploring with my camera. Having breaks like that can be necessary at times though, breaks confirm how passionate you really are about something when it’s taken away from you. The last couple of days were exactly what I needed, last minute plans with a couple of friends made through Instagram to find one of the best vantage points of Singapores city.. Funny because at a height like this, the ambience of a bustling city is drowned out and what remains is silent motion, an Ironic sense of peace amongst the madness. I’m excited to be back out there though, playing around with the @sonynz A7rii over the next couple of weeks, check out my story to see more shots of Singapore 🇸🇬🌃
Hoe kun je je aanmelden?
Via deze website kun je jezelf aanmelden. Om mee te doen, moet je onder andere dit doen: “To enter, upload a 30-60 second video to YouTube or Vimeo that shows why you should be jetting around the globe as the Discovery Intern. Along with your video, submit a photo from an adventure you’ve had (at home or abroad) with an accompanying caption on what made it memorable. Entries are open until Sunday 17 December. Discovery will then choose 100 finalists who will be up for a public vote to determine who moves to the next round.”
Was lucky enough to take this thing for a spin up in to some remote places, otherwise inaccessible to people. Being from the North Island, it was hard to believe I was still in the same country standing up on this peak surrounded by nothing but mountains and rivers. The snow was deep, the air was cold, but it was a buzz standing up here looking out at rows of mountains as far as I could see. What a country. Proud to call this place home and excited to explore more of it’s many treasures.
Making new friends in Bali ✈︎ we spent the morning watching the sun seep through the coconut trees at these amazing rice terraces. The little buddy I have in my arms showed us to this spot (legit followed him as he turned around every few seconds to see if we were following) until he leaped in to the terraces in front of one of the local cultivators 😂 I’ve spent the last four weeks in and out of Bali and have absolutely fallen in love with this island. Also, I have something exciting to announce.. I’ve recently started a HUGE takeover on @discoverychannel page! This is massive for me as I have the privilege to share some of my most meaningful travel stories with a global audience. Never would I have thought something like this would happen for me in 2017. So thankful, but head on over and read some of my favourite stories as I continue to share them this week ↠ 🌴
There’s nothing more kiwi than a sunset, a jetty and a long exposure. Always love being home, sometimes we come back after traveling only to see things differently. Our little bubble that is Aotearoa is so distant from large land masses that there’s a sort of naivety in our society. Though it has its flaws, it has it’s positives too, not many places you’ll find abroad are as safe and as civilised as NZ. We’re also lucky to not have neighbouring countries war torn or poverty stricken. It’s pretty amazing that you’ll find a couple of islands in the South Pacific home to many different cultures, in many ways NZ has a lot of teach the world. But on the contrary, i’d also encourage Kiwis to get out there to see and experience the world for themselves, living in one of the worlds “Top 10 countries” means the other 100+ has a lot to teach us about our home, I guarantee you’ll find a deep sense of gratitude for what we have. Couple more days back home then it’s back to 41,000ft ✈︎ #NewZealand