Franz Josef Lazy Cat

This super lazy Franz Josef Lazy Cat hangs out at the Rainforest hostel in Franz Josef. Its rare I come across a cat as laid back and lazy as this one. It is almost slothlike in its laziness. As an example I was able to get my camera right up into its face, take the three photos required to create an HDR image and the cat did not budge. Which makes it easier to create the HDR as there is no ghosting from cat movement.

Aside from lazy cats Franz Josef offers a bunch of cool things to do including skydiving, glacier walks, and helicopter rides. I took one of the helicopter rides myself and will be posting a few of the photos from that ride soon.

Photo is edited with Aurora HDR Pro.

In other news

The trip in New Zealand is winding down. Only a few more days and I am off to India! woohoo. I’m so excited about this. I have lots of good things in store when I do get there. Im really looking forward to starting to get some shooting done and of course posting more images.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at and writing about my experiences at