Lonely Planet Writer

LP Pathfinders: top video of the month, February 2017

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Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders.

This month’s feature is by Cameron and Natasha, from The World Pursuit, who have shot this wanderlust-inducing video of a far-flung island in the Indian Ocean.

Their blog is all about getting off the beaten track, and the pair are currently travelling through Africa where they captured these shots of the rarely visited Maziwe Island, off the coast of Tanzania.

Secret island in Tanzania from the air – The World Pursuit

‘Six miles off the coast Tanzania, from the small fishing villages of Pangani, is Maziwe Island. We spent an afternoon on the island swimming, lounging, picnicking, and snorkelling. Not many people are fortunate enough to make it to this tiny part of the world, so we felt we should share its beauty with all.’

Hats off to Cameron and Natasha for capturing this dreamy island in their signature slow-mo panning style, and teaming it with the atmospheric soundtrack that brings their adventure to life.

There was also a great video sent in by Macca Sherifi from An Adventurous World who swept us off to Chile's awe-inspiring Atacama Desert.

Thank you to all the Pathfinders who submitted videos this month – keep your eyes peeled on our Thorn Tree forum where we’ll post the next submission call-out. Find out what else our Lonely Planet Pathfinders are up to (or sign up yourself!) by checking out the Pathfinders video playlist and subscribing to our YouTube channel.