Just passing through.
Claiming a time lapse camera that has been running since October.
Woke up to -36 at Assiniboine.
Kind of miss these guys. Thank you.
Last one. Sorry for the flood of pics. Sending warm thoughts to Edmonton.
The ride home.
Our production vehicle.
Santarowi preparing for a dive.
The barter market.
Our hero, Santarowi. At age 65 he is still an incredible free diver and demonstrates a beautiful connection with the ocean. He was predicting tides and the weather days in advance through pure observation. In his younger days, he could dive up to 100 meters on a single breath and stay under for up to 5 minutes.
A two year old boy floats through the village on a piece of styrofoam. It was amazing how comfortable these children were in the water. Traditionally, newborns are dipped in the ocean before taking their first breath.
Walkway to the stilted village corner store.
Our getaway boat.
Our security team consisted of 8 Marines at all times and a team of Navy Seals when on the water.
When you have no land to call your own, build on the water.
Just arrived back from an incredible week in Tawi Tawi, Philippines. We were the first film crew to ever shoot in the area, which has a long history of political instability and civil war. As a result of being in a conflict zone, the free diving culture we were there to document has remained relatively intact. Sorry for the latergrams.
Off to shoot below in Tawi Tawi.
The local yacht club.
This made a 13hr plane ride okay.
Someone likes Matmos.
Today's highlight was shattering our previous record for excess baggage costs. Was more than my last car. Travellers tip: some airlines charge by the kilo, while others charge by the bag. Opt for the latter whenever possible. The difference can be thousands per flight. Of course it helps when you're not a film crew.
Apparently this building was the home of a Tsar's brother.
Reception desk at today's location.
Dating specialist Tom Stafford examines a 9000 yr old Siberian skull before sawing out a sample for testing back in Denmark.
Part of today's shoot included this little specimen. One of the oldest pieces of human artwork ever uncovered. 30 - 33,000 years old.
Time to dust off the old Snow Racer.
Our flight out.
Trance dance. I feel so fortunate to have witnessed this. One of the few places left on earth where it is still traditionally practiced.