My Great Escapes: Grant Pritchard

Photographer Grant Pritchard left New Zealand aged 21 to travel the world. Three decades later, his passion-turned-career still powers his travels. @thesnappingkiwi


A picture-perfect cottage.  Welsh tea rooms don’t come better than Tu Hwnt lr Bront in Llanrwst. My family and I visited last autumn, just as the leaves were changing colour. Some early morning sunshine made this the perfect shot.

Gazing up at Burj Khalifa.  This impressive landmark has been shot many times, so I wanted to capture a new angle. Laying down on the pavement and wriggling from side to side until I was totally happy may have looked a little odd, but I achieved the composition I was looking for.


Vibrant Singapore. Traditional performers never fail to impress, such as this Balinese dancer I captured at an event in Singapore, a city that’s always bursting with colour and activity.


Moody scenes of the Golden Gate Bridge.  My youngest daughter and I wanted a few shots of this famous San Francisco bridge and although the weather wasn’t quite what we were hoping for, we cherish the memories.


Fun times in Miami. After a hectic work week, a few of the team stayed on in Miami for some RnR. Capturing the brightly-painted lifeguard huts was a must.


Trekking in Yosemite National Park. Although I try to stay in family mode while on holiday, scenes like this cannot be overlooked.  My wife and I vowed to return one day.