We’re thrilled to present our story in pictures, courtesy of Two Wheeled Nomad’s photographer: Jason Spafford. When folks frequently ask me, “What camera are you using?” I always want to respond with, “Ask me what photographer I’m using…!” Hoping you enjoy the unfolding visual story, as much as we love creating it. Take a peek at a sample of Jason’s commissions and funderwater portfolio too.
Toasting our toes around the fire.
Another beautiful day on the road.
Nothing burns like the cold.
Torres del Paine – Towers of Paine.
Perito Moreno glacier
Mount Fitz Roy
La Pampa del Leoncito
Lisa on the mud flats, Barreal, Argentina
A breathtaking night sky and the Milky Way
Spray Lakes near Canmore, Alberta.
Ruth Glacier, Alaska.
Blasting over the mud-cracked lakebed (by Lisa Morris)
Desert by night
The winner of the 2016 Horizons Unlimited Photography Competition: Wild camping in Purmamarca
Staring up at the stars
The Seven Coloured Hills of Purmamarca
Salar de Atacama
Atacama desert, Chile
Enjoying Chile’s Salar de Atacama.
Sink holes in the Atacama desert
Valley of the moon (by Lisa Morris)
Mano del Desierto, Chile
Pelicans of Antofagasta, Chile
A big frightening world.
On the road to Cachi, Argentina
Sunset at the Valley of the Moon, Chile.
The Salar de Talar
Sunset at the Valley of the moon, Chile
The Salar de Talar, Chile
Valley of the moon, Chile
The valley and village of San Juan, Argentina
Resident of Iruya selling dried herbs and teas
On night patrol
Train Cemetery, Uyuni, Bolivia
Beautiful sunset at Villa Alota in Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
The stone tree
Camping on Barreal’s mud lake, Argentina
Camping on Barreal’s mud lake Argentina
Sunset kindling the heavens over the Andes, only in Argentina
Rodeo in Mendoza, Argentina
Rodeo in Chacras de Coria near Mendoza, Argentina
A cheeky coati on the scavenge for food, at Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Iron-grey skies play and tease the light, Antarctica
Gentoo Penguin, Antarctica
RIB patrol, Antarctica
Gentoo penguin colony, Antarctica
The winner of the Quark Expeditions 2015 photography competition aboard our crossing: Dramatic weather, Antarctica
Gentoo penguins, Antarctica
Purest place on Earth: Antarctica
Sea Adventurer, Antarctica
Cheering on the cars under lightning-charged skies at the 2015 Dakar, Bolivia
Barcelona-born Laia Sanz finishing 9th overall in the 2015 Dakar Rally – you GO GIRL!
The Road of Death, Bolivia
The Road of Death’s 800 metre sheer drop off, Bolivia
Floating reed islands of Uros, Lake Titcaca, Peru
The one and only Machu Picchu, Peru
Sand dunes of Huacachina, Peru
The iconic hummingbird, Nazca Lines, Peru
The Monkey, Nazca Lines, Peru
On top of the world on Peru’s Road of Death equivalent
Capuchin monkey – as curious as they come! (Amazon jungle)
A curious little capuchin in search for food
A work-in-progress Amazonian bread
A sunny little whip snake
Fancy a game of Tiddlywinks?
A shaman’s everyday neck wear
Look at those sad eyes
One of Pachamama’s sunsets over the Amazon
Ssss goes the snake.
The Amazon in a deluge of lilac and lavender
A capuchin monkey seeing what’s what before taking the plunge
Coiled tightly from the vibration of a didgeridoo (snakes don’t have ears)
A visit down Bamboo Road
Adonis’ uncle: taking some R&R in the heavy heat
Heading into the deep and dark forest…bit spooky at times
A mighty fine electric lightning storm above our heads in Tuluá
Soaking up the vista at Playa Venao, Panama
Let the night draw its curtains, lets get settled.
A Jesus Christ lizard, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Chickens and big dogs hanging together
About the most majestic dragonfly I’ve ever laid my eyes on…
Walking on the wild side at Rio Piro
Caressing the golden sands in Costa Rica
A green and black poison dart frog, Costa Rica
Keeping Honey company
A starry night beneath Costa Rica’s peaceful sky
The Blue-jeans frog, Costa Rica
Hummingbirds – what’s not to love?
Poetry in motion, The Hummingbird Cafe near La Selva, Costa Rica
Keeping a beady eye out
Our cosy boudoir, Selva Whitewater, Costa Rica
Spirits remain undampened even if the bike gets drenched
Nightingale thrush keeping her eggs warm, Monteverde Costa Rica
The power of three
A coati roaming through the cloud forest, Monteverde
Amid the depressed landscape around Cerro Negro, near Leon, Nicaragua.
Scanning the craters of Cerro Negro’s concave landscape, Nicaragua
Playa Rio Mar, El Salvador
A street in Antigua, Guatemala
People watching becomes addictive in Antigua, Guatemala.
Antigua is dripping in a cobblestoned, quaint charisma.
Antigua by night, not to be missed! (Guatemala)
An incredible face on a traditionally clad resident of Antigua, Guatemala.
Fuego in full fury! Guatemala
A halo around the sun while climbing up Acatenango
Soldiering through the wet and cold, poor little mites
Guatemala’s back roads will wow the socks off you.
If you go down in the woods today…
Roaring water and raging rapids at Semuc Champey!
Locals paddling in wooden canoes on Lake Atitlán, San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala.
Yep, this place will do — Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
A local paddling on the still waters of a lake, Guatemala.
The best beach scene in Belize we’ve seen!
A male howler, growling away!
Gingerly padding over the moss-covered rocks at Semuc Champey.
Inspecting the dental health of a pirahna
Tough day at the office again, Cordillera Blanca, Peru. (Front cover on Overland Magazine, Issue 12 Sept 2015)
Jaw-on-the-floor views! Cordillera Blanca, Peru
The road to El Tatio, Chile
Back road to ALMA.
The Hanging Glacier, Queulat National Park
“Stick em up! I’m havin’ these boots, so just back away.”
Poetry in motion
Mysterious masks on sale
Stunning light shines down into the cenote
A little tienda near
Squeezing every second of daylight to keep surfin’!
You’ve captured the moment on this one, Jase!
Some of the pyramids will knock your socks off, they did me
From the bottom of the suspended waterfall.
The frozen cascade, Hierve del Aqua
Beautiful morning light
Walking on the edge.
A walk on the edge
The big bull showing off some boisterous moves!
Who’s your DADDY?
Putting the boot in.
Come and get me, Tiger!
Peel my mask off and I’ll KILL you!
Looking down the Avenue of the Dead, Teotihuacán
Impossible not to look out in awe at Teotihuacán
Rainbow bright Pachuca
A watery heaven in Las Posas’ heat and humidity
Otherworldly pretty: Las Pozas
Finding my Zen in Edward’s secret garden, Las Pozas
The ethereal beauty is unmissable at Las Pozas
Cooking up the one pot meal magic
Beach camping is a must on the Baja
Stunning sunset on the Baja
Peeking at a pair of pelicans
The snow will set your soul singing…as long as you’re wearing warm clothing!
Enjoying the serpentine roads in Colorado
Beautiful light in the abandoned hut near Meteor Crater
Inside an abandoned hut near Meteor Crater on the back trails
The beautiful colours on the Million Dollar Highway
Feasting on the delectable dirt roads of Monument Valley
Falling over giant red rock formations…it can only be Canyonlands, Utah
The Shafer trail
Surveying the scene for coyotes, chipmunks and other creatures of these wonderful sweet spots
The candy world of Canyonlands
Taking a moment to absorb my surroundings, the Arches National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
A beautiful Joshua tree
Looking up at Venus and Jupiter, Monument Valley
Curling up to a good book around a crackling fire: Quartzsite, Arizona.
Enjoying the night skies at Joshua Tree National Park, perhaps for the final time.
A beautiful beach on the beautiful Baja
I spy my dinner!
Letting the sun’s first smile gently wake me up
Beach camping at Bahia San Luis Gonzaga
Taking pictures at first light
Down she goes
She’ll be back.
On our way to the whales
Even the sand can’t stop me from watching the whales.
The boy’s got his bike, and Jason’s got his.
The calm before the night’s blustery winds.
Beautiful moon rise at Laguna San Ignacio
Another beautiful sunset at Laguna San Ignacio
Grey Whale mother.
Camping at Luguna San Ignacio
Seeing it from above from a startlingly good vantage point.
Face to face
Whale shark and paddle boarder
Whale shark – largest fish in the sea.
Implausibly weird and wonderful rock formations, Lower Antelope Canyon.
A photographer’s fantasy..!
Taken by Scott Brady (Overland Journal)
“I’m too hot, not in a good way!”
Sleeping on snow – Crater Lake.
Enchanted forest of redwoods.
Early morning mist – Redwoods National Park
The Golden Gate Bridge – San Franciso.
The last vestiges of light
Riding through the redwoods has to be up there in a biker’s fantasy.
Lapping up Alaska.
Motorcycle campground, Tok, Alaska.
Staring into the distance without a trace of disappointment.
Lapping up like a puppy dog.
Trying to be epic…keep trying!
A bedraggled baldie, sticking out the rain with the rest of us.
Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau.
Spray Lakes in Canmore will do much and more for a photographer’s fantasy.
On a photo shoot, giving it his best catalogue pose.
Breaching Humpback Whale in Juneau.
Humpback Whales bubble net feeding.
Cheeky Grey Fox hoping for some scraps on the Cassiar Highway.
Bold eagles fighting over scraps.
The northern lights at Laird Hot springs.
Taking it easy out on the prairies.
The BBC Presenter – Steve Backshall.
Humpback Whales bubble net feeding.
Chillin at Peyto Lake.
Sunwapta Falls, Canada.