Johan Lolos @lebackpacker
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Travel Photographer | Speaker | Toyota 4x4 Ambassador Also @johanlolos | @lolosjohan Stories over bangers. Book: Peaks of Europe [email protected]
2k Posts
455k Followers
929 Following
Travel Photographer | Speaker | Toyota 4x4 Ambassador Also @johanlolos | @lolosjohan Stories over bangers. Book: Peaks of Europe [email protected]
Since I've received my new #HuaweiP30Pro, many of you have asked to see some photos taken with the phone. I have been honestly impressed with the overall quality of the images it produces but what impresses me the most is the powerful zoom and incredible focal range the phone has. From ultra wide angle, 0.6x equivalent to 16mm, up to 50x on digital zoom, equivalent 1343mm. Here is a couple of shots recently taken in India using the wide angle lens of the phone, allowing me to capture any scenes whatever the space behind me. Honestly loving that feature. Any question you guys might have about that smartphone, just shoot. @huaweimobilefr #HuaweiShot #ad
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Life in the backwaters of Kerala. . When I tried to picture what my first trip to India would look like, I had many images crossing my mind, but none of them were close to what I found in the backwaters of Kerala: a tropical paradise where life goes at a slow pace. The people there welcomed us with open arms and it really was a place I felt like I could stay forever. Actually, my time in Kerala reminded me so much of Australia’s Top End where I lived for 4 months back in 2014. The hot and humid climate, the vegetation, the birds, the fruits, ... all those things I would never be able to forget. . Kerala was our first stop in India and somehow also became our favorite one so far. There’s so much more to see and experience in that state, as well as all around South India for sure, and I know I’ll have to return ASAP. . A massive thanks from the heart to @kumarakomlakeresort for hosting us in their dreamy property while we were exploring the beautiful backwaters of Kumarakom.
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I don't think there is in the world another place like Varanasi. Being one of the 7 holiest cities for Hindus, pilgrims come from all over India to bath in the Ganges River - here known as Ganga Mata, a personification of the goddess Ganga - to purify them of their sins and facilitate liberation from an eternal cycle of life and death. . As soon as I arrived in Varanasi, after a week of relaxation in the tropical heaven of the state of Kerala, the cultural shock was intense. So intense actually that I felt sick for the entire first day, with a strong fever. Not due to any food or water poisoning, that's for sure, but I still can't tell what happened that day. What I do know though is that I absolutely loved my time in Varanasi despite the huge contrast with South India, and the street touts and tuk-tuk drivers being a little too tiring and annoying. . Nothing quite prepares you to Varanasi the first time you visit the city. Even if I had seen hundreds of photos of this place before, even if I was mentally and physically ready to have my 5 senses fully awake, the amount of things happening at the same time exceeded what I thought would be. There's so much life in this city, so much spirituality that one can never be insensitive to it, no matter his hate or love for the place. Whether you think a trip to India is or isn't made for you, any traveler should at least experience once the life at the one and only Varanasi. . Walking along the Ghats every morning and late afternoon and interacting with the warm and friendly locals in the maze of narrow streets of the old city quickly became my favorite daily routine while in Varanasi. I just cannot wait to visit again and stay longer than 3 days next time.
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Namaste from India 🙏 I can’t remember when I first started to dream of visiting this country one day. Countless images that I kept watching from renowned photographers. Mesmerizing stories told by travelers from all over the world. I’ve always considered India as the ultimate destination for any travelers, one that will change you forever. More than a week already that @delphinepolson and I have been traveling around. From the lush greens of Kerala and its peaceful life along the backwaters, to the hectic and colorful streets of Varanasi, India has been nothing but a dream so far. With a billion things happening every second wherever you look at, and a country almost as big as my home continent, it already seems like this trip to India is the first one of a long new series. And I can’t wait to fall in love with it. 10 days down, only 13 to go.
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Currently working on a story about my time in Myanmar for one of my favorite magazines, and stumbled upon these archives from a year ago. Thought I’d just share it here. The past weeks have been so exciting as I rediscovered some of my work from the last 6 years that I sometimes had completely forget about. I cannot wait to share some of it with you more often.
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Here’s the final adventure of my week in Switzerland, and what an adventure it was! I had heard of Glacier3000 viewpoint close to Les Diablerets, which offers stunning views over some of the highest mountains of the Alps, including the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Jungfrau, Eiger, Monte Rosa and many more. But that’s not all. They also have the Peak Walk, the world’s first suspension bridge linking two mountain peaks, at 3,000m above sea level. Being afraid of heights, I wasn’t too sure about crossing it, but when the bridge is standing before you and you’re there for the magical golden hour, with the surrounding mountains turning pink, you just try to forget your fears and you start taking as many photos as you can to freeze that once in a lifetime moment. I had shaky legs though and wasn’t able to fly my drone, so big up to @rontimehin and @wonguy974 for flying theirs and sharing their footage with me. Yes, this is me crossing the bridge on the video (swipe left too see). And a huge THANK YOU to @raphaeldupertuis for making this sunset mission at @glacier3000.ch possible! Legend! Head over the link in my bio to read the full itinerary of my week in Switzerland, experiencing winter like a Swiss.  Shot on assignment for @myswitzerland@villarstourisme @myvaud #inLOVEwithSWITZERLAND #AMOUREUXdelaSUISSE #myvaud
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Although I saw many places around the world, I can count on the fingers of one hand (OK, maybe two) the number of places I’d picture myself living in, and Villars is definitely in that list. Its central location between the French, Bernese and Valais Alps, its proximity to an international airport, its charming village of wooden chalets only, and the incredible scenery are all strong arguments for a change of life. Too bad I just bought a house in Belgium, haha. I’m not sure when is going to be my next time in Villars, what I know though is that I will never forget this place, as this is where I experienced my very first ever paragliding flight (and potentially discovered a new passion). Head over the link in my bio to read the full itinerary of my week in Switzerland, experiencing winter like a Swiss.  Shot on assignment for @myswitzerland@villarstourisme @myvaud #inLOVEwithSWITZERLAND #AMOUREUXdelaSUISSE #myvaud
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From catching the first and last light of the day at the top of le Moléson to enjoying dog sledding surrounded by snow covered pine trees, my time in #FribourgRegion last month sure was unforgettable. The mountain you see on the last image of this set offers the views you see on slides 1, 2 and 5. Head over the link in my bio to read the full itinerary of my week in Switzerland, experiencing winter like a Swiss.  Shot on assignment for @myswitzerland@fribourgregion #lagruyere #inLOVEwithSWITZERLAND #AMOUREUXdelaSUISSE
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