Ishmael by bobfoto

Ishmael

So it was decided to leave Chimbu and Betty's Lodge high up on the highest mountain of Papua New Guinea. We decided it would be good to walk to the beach...

So we needed a porter or two and a guide or two. They were all related to Betty and were excellent companions for our journey, except Ken... not sure how far we could trust Ken, but he behaved himself.

This is Ishmael, our head guide. Good strong lad who knew the way and knew the locals as we walked down and down and down into Madang. It was a great journey and a real highlight of our time in PNG.

Photo taken 13 November 2008
great portrait Jason great detail too colours are awsome too.
November 21st, 2012  
Very nice portrait, Jason. The undergrowth looks pretty thick and Ishmael looks pretty cool. I like the contrast of textures between the bare rock and the lush green foliage.
November 21st, 2012  
@gerry @redsherpa - Thank you Gerry and Toni! :)
November 21st, 2012  
fantastic spot for a portrait! :D
November 21st, 2012  
Wonderful POV and color here!
November 21st, 2012  
strong portrait for a strong man
November 21st, 2012  
great portrait
November 21st, 2012  
Another fine portrait.
November 22nd, 2012  
This dude is buff! He can carry my gear any day.
November 22nd, 2012  
Great shot. Good POV and textures. This guide looks confident.
November 22nd, 2012  
There is always one
November 22nd, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - we were all just lazing around, so I got up and took a few shots....

@grammyn - Thanks Katy :)

@houdiniem @worldbiking @daisy - He was a strong chap, but as he was the guide, he carried no-one's pack. He just put his thongs (flip flops) in his bilum as we walked along and then he put them on his feet when we sat around....

@cwebb @rvwalker - Thanks Cupcake and Ross :)
November 22nd, 2012  
@peterdegraaff - Photo of the One just posted.
November 22nd, 2012  
Strong portrait, and great POV
November 22nd, 2012  
@onie - Thanks Leonie!
November 22nd, 2012  
Beautifully captured :)
November 22nd, 2012  
@michelleyoung - Thank you Michelle :)
November 23rd, 2012  
Nice pink beanie!
November 23rd, 2012  
@kjarn - A guy's gotta keep his ears warm at 3,200mASL somehow!
November 23rd, 2012  
Love his name.
November 27th, 2012  
@palusami - There are some cracking names in PNG and yes, I met a few Ishmaels and I always thought each time "what a great name!"
November 27th, 2012  
Great shot - full of adventure ... and a woolly hat...?! How many days did it take to get down to the beach? Did you camp or stop at lodges of some sort?
November 30th, 2012  
@filsie65 - Need a wooly hat at 3,000mASL. And Accommodation is mentioned.
November 30th, 2012  
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