MR says: Chris Burkard is a photographer, a world traveler, and a man who fearlessly shares his faith. See some of his stunning photos and learn more about his faith, family, and conversion to the Church.
One of photographer Chris Burkard’s favorite scriptures is found in Doctrine and Covenants 100:12: “Therefore, continue your journey and let your hearts rejoice; for behold, and lo, I am with you even unto the end.”
In the past month, Burkard, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has taken his 1.2 million Instagram followers on a journey from Switzerland to Canada to Norway. Burkard says his travels have made it impossible for him to deny the presence of a higher power.
“You can’t really travel without feeling like you see (God’s) hand in everything … without, in some capacity, recognizing his overwhelming effect on every human out there,” Burkard said.
Burkard’s own journey began when, as a little boy, he dreamed of traveling the world. It wasn’t until he was 19 and began taking pictures that he saw how he could make that dream a reality.
Abstract ... It's a pretty broad term we use to describe what we don't understand. This photo was shot at 4,000 ft elevation from a small Cessna. Its a glacial river running parallel with the mountains. Besides the deep rich black volcanic soil you see in the photo there is hues of vibrant green and milky blue. These are from glacial sediments moving inside the river and vegetation blooms along the mountainside. You can keep all the fine art in the world. I am fully content with these natural masterpieces
It's amazing what you can find when you let yourself wander. When I have time to spare, my favorite thing to do is drive down random roads when I travel. In Switzerland this is usually what you find. An idyllic cabin placed perfectly below a mountain range or cliff band. These people know a thing or two about location. #SwissWelcome #FlySwiss @kitkat_ch