Friends in Wild Places

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Sometimes, the right environment can do what social networks can’t: spark true friendship. Sometimes, all it takes is a deserted beach, or a remote mountaintop for two people to find they have something in common.

This is Mark. I met him on day two of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal.

Mark Janousek in Nepal by Gregory Elgee

He was one of those now-you-see-me-now-you-don’t friends you make while traveling — you meet, you have a blast, and then, just when you think you’ve made a new best friend, you go your separate ways. It’s an unfortunate phenomenon.

Right before this shot was taken, Mark and I had traded an elderly Sherpa some of our yak jerky for a  bag of crab apples. No words were spoken, no money was exchanged; just sign language and laughs. It was one of the coolest moments of my life, and I got to share it with this guy.

Cheers, Mark. I hope you’re still making friends in wild places. Wherever you are.

Gregory Elgee, Mylio Digital Apprentice

Who knew? 

  1. A monkey once ran away with my 250mm lens
  2. I have driven two of the world’s most dangerous roads
  3. I’m desperately trying to make it to the Valley of the Kings

I like to shoot: Wildlife, macro, astrology, candids