Uncovering Mount Hagen

Not too long ago I was fortunate enough to travel to one of the last unexplored corners of the Earth, Papua New Guinea. Before I set off on my journey I had only had second-hand knowledge of this fascinating country, however over the next week I would intimately get to know so much about this captivating land. I hope you enjoy the evolution of my...

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Papua New Guinea in 46 Images

I will never forget the uncertainty I felt when I arrived, and the sadness I felt for having to leave. The people of this beautiful country brought on such happiness. No amount of imagery could showcase the beauty and diversity of Papua New Guinea. Enjoy a few of my favorites, out of the thousands I took.


Australia Rediscovered

I took entirely too much footage while I was traveling, but managed to pick a few of my favorite shots and moments. I used this footage/project to teach myself Adobe Premier Pro. Through that, I mostly learned all the ways I should have shot differently! I hope this entertains and inspires you to experience the different parts of our world.   Cheers, Ian II


Southern Ocean Lodge at the Edge of the World

Kangaroo Island is probably the furthest away from the familiar I’ve ever felt while traveling. As soon as you step off the plane, you get this sense that you have set foot in an entirely new world. It’s a feeling that must be on your bucket-list – to feel completely immersed in something unknown.


My Heart Belongs to Hayman Island

It all started as we stepped off our flight and made our way 100 yards out of the airport and towards the Hayman docks. Ahead, one of Hayman’s three luxurious transfer yachts awaited to take us and the other Hayman arrivals through the Whitsundays and onto Hayman. As we climbed the ramp to board, we dropped our carry on and grabbed a waiting glass of champagne and headed to the top...

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Back to Kangaroo Island

Where is the airport, I asked just as we touched down in our little thirty seater flight from Adelaide to Kingsport Airport. As the plane whipped around at the end of the runway, I saw a little building and runway technician waving us in. Thought applaud the professionalism, I’m pretty sure the pilot could have pulled the plane into the only parking spot all by himself. But, safety...

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Papua New Guinea in 46 Images

Papua New Guinea in 46 Images

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I will never forget the uncertainty I felt when I arrived, and the sadness I felt for having to leave. The people of this beautiful country brought on such happiness. No amount of imagery could showcase the beauty and diversity of Papua New Guinea. Enjoy a few of my favorites, out of the thousands I took.


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Ian Swain II

I work for Swain Destinations, a travel company that specializes in customized trips all over the world. I love to take pictures, put myself in uncomfortable situations and will eat anything. The world is an incredible place. See and experience as much as you can.



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