Seagull in Queenstown

The day I arrived in Queenstown the Stray bus had a pizza party at Vinyl Underground. Afterwards while walking back to the hostel I came across a huge bunch of seagulls by the waterfront. Mostly they were begging for food, but because the wind was very strong they could just hover in one place and dive for food when people threw them a fry or chunk of a burger. I managed to catch this Seagul in Queenstown looking down at me with hunger in its eyes.

Stray New Zealand Backpacker Bus

My favorite part is how the feathers become transparent with the bright sky in the background. And yes this is a throwback to a couple weeks ago when I was in New Zealand. Im currently in India and working on some really great images I have been shooting on the street and at a wedding that I have been very fortunate to attend. More cool stuff coming up tomorrow.

Image was edited in Photoshop and Lightroom.

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