Modern Exploration



Hello and welcome to my new website. I’m an award-winning modern explorer, social entrepreneur, and environmental photojournalist. Read more about me, explore my expeditions and projects, catch up with my latest news and views on the blog, and check out my upcoming podcast, The Modern Explorers.

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Photographing the Last Children of Long Sa’an

July 31, 2017 | Martin

The man in the photograph above is Pak Zung Adjang. He lived in the Dayak village of Long Setulang, Kalimantan, where he once served as the village Head of Culture (Kepala Adat). He died recently, aged 78.

With him died a unique part of an ...
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Why I’m Building Expedition Base Camp

July 24, 2017 | Martin

A couple of years ago I was developing a semi-commercial expedition in partnership with Falmouth University and the Heart of Borneo Project, organised through my social enterprise Beyond Exploration. The expedition was the first Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition to Borneo – the Borneo RAVE ...
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The Living Planet vs Planet Earth II

October 30, 2016 | Martin Two big announcements were made in the world of natural history over the past week. One will have barely registered while the other will be hyped for the next 2 months. One is a report. The other is a TV show. Guess which one is going to get the atte
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