Annie Griffiths in Iceland

All travel is a gift, but traveling with another person is a rare privilege of insight. To travel with a friend is to find a new closeness and to see the world in a whole new light.

Though I have traveled to Iceland again and again, I saw it through new eyes by traveling with National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths.  For the last twelve days, she has shown me the strange light of the north, exhibited the joy of a traveler in love with the earth, and taught me the rare patience of someone in search of the very best images.

Traveling also reveals a deeper side of one’s self, and as we circumnavigated the astounding island of Iceland, I learned what Annie cares about: good light, amazing moments, creative compositions, making the most of things, and the plight of women and girls around the world.

This video recap shows some of the brilliant moments we shared in a country I love dearly. I am so grateful to have traveled with Annie and to share with you some of the things she taught me.


  1. Ndirect
    July 23, 2013, 5:31 am

    Iceland looks stunning! I would love to live there and be surrounded by all the beauty!

  2. Lisa Stampohar
    Florida, US
    July 24, 2013, 1:23 pm

    Iceland is such a beautiful country. Thank you for sharing this video and all the beautiful images you and Annie both captured. It really gives you a different perspective of a place when seeing it through another’s lens.

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  4. Kari Vasquez
    August 2, 2013, 8:46 am

    Beautiful country!
    Thank you for sharing this video.

  5. Wrabbit007
    September 8, 2013, 9:27 pm

    I just returned from an amazing Iceland trip (we spent two weeks there in July exploring every inch of the southern coast) and I fell in love with the country! It is full of natural beauty, majestic landforms, and wonderful people! Annie’s shots are amazing – well done! Please feel free to check out my posts on Iceland’s wonders at “Down the Wrabbit Hole – The Travel Bucket List” blog! 🙂

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