Dede Pickering Photography | Editorial Photographer
Antarctica 2020 Iceland 2019 Greenland Ice 2019 Greenland Icebergs 2019 Cuba: Havana & Trinidad 2019 Cuba: Camagüey and the Countryside 2020
South Africa & Lesotho 2018 Namibia and the Himba 2014
Antarctica Ice & Icebergs Antarctica Reflections
Sacred Japan 2017 Myanmar Mountains, Rivers & Ocean 2016 Myanmar Tattoos & Pagodas 2011 Bhutan Land of the Thunder Dragon 2010
Camagüey 2019 Havana & Trinidad 2017 Eastern Cuba 2016 Eastern Cuba & Havana 2014 Havana & Trinidad 2010, 2012, 2013
Greenland 2018 East Greenland 2014 Iceland 2013 & 2014
Bangladesh 2018 Tribes of NE India 2018 Sri Lanka & Kandy Perahera Festival 2017 Kashmir to Ladakh Overland 2015 Kashmir & Down the Ganges 2014 Rajasthan & Beyond 2012 NE India Nagaland & Tawang 2009
Peru & Festivals of Virgin del Carmen 2015 Colombia & Carnival Barranquilla 2013

Bhutan Land of the Thunder Dragon 2010


When I am asked where my favorite travel destination is, Bhutan is on the tip of my tongue. Bhutan is the last of the Himalayan kingdoms to remain a kingdom where a hereditary monarchy rules. I first visited Bhutan in 1986 and have witnessed the transformation of this Himalayan Buddhist kingdom during frequent trips back. From the incredible Dzongs that adorn the countryside to snow capped sacred mountain peaks. You can hike to Tigers Nest (Taktsang) or beyond or lose yourself in the fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore or the wheel of life or cosmic mandalas.The country is full of festivals celebrating their culture, diversity and all things wonderful that are Bhutan. Bhutan has it all for me from the sacred to the sublime. The Bhutanese government  measures the welfare of her people in terms of Gross National Happiness. 

 
Gom Kora Festival
Gayzamchu, Bumthang
Punakha Dzong
Gom Kora Festival
Sakteng
Primary School, Joenkhar
Thimpu
Joenkhar
Trongsa Dzong
Gom Kora Festival
Joenkhar
On the road to Bumthang
Ugen Choling
Shambayung Community Forest
Sakteng
Ugen Choling
Trashigang Dzong
Sakteng
Trashigang
Sakteng
Bumthang
Bumthang
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong
Sakteng
Sakteng
Paro Dzong
Paro
Paro
Taktshang prayer flags
Gom Kora Festival
Paro
Wangdi
Sakteng
Bumthang
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