In Seychelles, I spent a day that still plays cinematically in my memory. It began with an exhausting hike. I had been in the area for about two weeks with a volunteer group, taking photos and creating a film about their work. The researchers on that project had suggested we take a hike to capture some of the island's outstanding scenic landscapes.
I agreed and packed my bag, stuffing it with camera gear that must have weighed ten pounds. That wasn't an issue until we started to climb the local foothills into the mountains where things got steep. With the heavy backpack and more camera gear in my hands, I was constantly on guard so as not to slip, I started to feel drained.
But, we carried on. Two hours into it, I was convinced we would never stop, but then we began to encounter one landscape after another that was simply spectacular.