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#52weeksofnature Photo Contest Week 38 Winner

The winner of Week 38 of our #52weeksofnature photo contest is Joey Taylor (@joeytaylorphotography). If you can operate a drone while driving a moped you're bound to capture some epic perspectives. We're printing Joey's winning photo on a HippyTree t-shirt. Explore the Nature Photography Collective section on our site to view t-shirts of past winners.

Where was the image shot?
Siargao Island, Philippines

What camera did you use and what were the settings?
Camera: DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Lens: DJI Mavic 24-48mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100

Was there any special preparation required to capture the photo?
I stopped along this road while backpacking the Philippines. I discovered the lighting was best later in the day, when the road was partially illuminated. Drone controller in hand, I took this shot of myself the moment I exited the shade of the natural canopy.

How long have you been shooting?
I’ve been shooting for 7 years and doing aerial photography for 4.

What's your favorite subject matter to shoot?
I like to shoot people in nature and surfers approaching the coastline.

Where would be your dream location to take photos?
Jellyfish Lake, Palau and Slovenia.

Who are some photographers that inspire you?
Travis Burke, Chris Burkard, Karl Shakur, Graham Merwin.

What excites you about photography?
I love that I never know where the photography journey is going to take me. It’s been a vessel that has catapulted my life through a new level of experience. It has already brought me to the ends of the earth.