A Photographer’s Bucket List

I make lists. I make lots of lists. Even when people tell me not to, I still make lists. One of them is a list of the places I want to go to take the photographs I want to take.

Ever since I travelled to Kenya in January 2013, I’ve been adding (and crossing off) various destinations, and now I thought I’d share it with the world. In fact, I’ll make this my online photographic bucket list…!


  • Cape Town
  • Bloodhound land speed record attempt, Hakskeen Pan, South Africa
  • Safari in Okavango Delta/Kalahari in Botswana (Kwando Safaris or Audley Travel for Zambezi Voyager houseboat cruises to see carmine bee-eaters)
  • Pyramids, Abu Simbel in Egypt
  • Zambia – Kaingo Camp for hides (bee-eaters in October)
  • Wildebeest migration in September in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Cape Verde Islands


  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka (whales & leopards with Exodus) and Maldives
  • China – Yangshuo peaks, Guangxi countryside, Longji rice terraces, Zhangye Danxia Geopark in Gansu
  • Jordan – Petra
  • Cambodia – Angkor temples including Ta Prahm
  • Vietnam – Ha Long Bay
  • Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, Bhutan
  • Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Japan
  • Socotra Island, Yemen
  • Burma
  • James Bond Island (Khao Phing Kan), Thailand


  • New Zealand – Queenstown and either Milford or Doubtful Sound for mountain scenery
  • Easter Island for moai
  • Hull Wigmen etc in Papua New Guinea


  • City walls, Chester
  • Fireball ceremony at Stonehaven, Scotland, on New Year’s Eve
  • Giant’s Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Fly-fishing, stag-hunting in Scotland
  • Paris, France
  • Mont-Saint-Michel, France
  • Carcassonne, France
  • Santorini or Capri, Italy
  • Siena Palio, Italy
  • Parachuting in Madrid, Spain
  • Bullfight in Ronda (Feria Goyesca), Spain
  • Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
  • Pulpit Rock, Norway
  • Goreme National Park, Turkey
  • St Petersburg Amber Room, Russia

North America

  • Rodeo
  • The Hamptons
  • Washington DC
  • Boston
  • New Orleans Mardi Gras
  • Monument Valley
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Arches National Park
  • Mesa Verde
  • Crater Lake, Oregon
  • Bears catching salmon and fly fishing in July/September at the Brooks River falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska
  • Whales or sharks
  • Boston and New England in the fall
  • Hopi Point for Grand Canyon sunset
  • Na Poli Coast, Kauai, Hawaii

South America

  • Rio carnival, Brazil
  • Football match at the Maracana, Brazil
  • Iguacu Falls, Brazil/Argentina
  • Galápagos Islands
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Birds in Costa Rica
  • Machu Picchu, Peru


  • Whales, penguins, polar bears, icebergs
  • Neko Harbour, Antarctica
  • Spitsbergen/Svalbard
  • South Georgia

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