Cooperative of Photography

Jaw-dropping travel photographs to fuel your wanderlust


Tom Stahl is an award-winning travel, nature and landscape photographer. Currently residing in Barcelona, Tom’s work can be seen in the publications: Islands Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, and Hemispheres.

Tom says: “I have been traveling the world with my camera for more than 20 years. In the late 1980s and 1990s I spent most of my time in Asia, but in the last several years have traveled mostly in Europe and north Africa. This series represents some of my favorite travel images.”

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Rowing to temple, Dai Lake, Yunnan Province, China, 1992.

This man was ferrying passengers from the shore of Erhai Lake to the small island temple offshore. I offered him a cigarette, and he was happy to row around for a few extra minutes until I got the angle I wanted over his shoulder.

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Iceland ponies at sunrise, 2016.

In January in Iceland, the sun stays so low in the sky that you get sunrise light just about all day. I looked all week for a good backlit image of Iceland's famous ponies and took this on my last day.

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Aurora sky, Iceland, 2016.

This took place at about 11 PM at night. A long second exposure allowed me to pick up the reflection of the lights in the stream. 

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Hills outside Ronda, Spain, 2015.

Taken in the hills outside Ronda, Spain. I was shooting Ronda's famous bridge at sunset when I turned around and saw this view behind me. Turned out better than all my photos of the bridge.

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Street scene, El Born, Barcelona, 2015.

Barcelona, where I live, is such a festive place during the Christmas season.

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Montserrat, Spain, 2014.

On a rainy day, I hiked with my family out to this point looking back at the monastery of Montserrat. It had been raining so hard that I left my SLR in the car; as the rain clouds cleared I shot this image with my phone's camera. 

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El-Rcif, Fes, Morocco, 2015.

I loved the symmetry of the red and blue poles and flags in El-Rcif square. For three mornings in a row, I got up and waited for someone to sit on the bench to complete the scene.

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Abandoned bicycles, 2012.

My wife found these seemingly abandoned bikes during a sunset ride around the Burning Man festival in Nevada. I spent a few minutes walking around to isolate the bikes from each other as much as possible.

Written by Rowynn Dumont

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