This Instagrammer has travelled all over New Zealand dressed as Gandalf 2 years ago

This Instagrammer has travelled all over New Zealand dressed as Gandalf

Pose, you fools!

We all love heading off to new locales and taking tasty landscape pics with just the right filter, but when it comes to ingenious ways of sprucing up your holiday pics, this guy deserves all the praise heading his way.

21-year-old Akhil Suhas travelled over 15,000 kms all around New Zealand, from the barren deserts to the highest mountains, all the way dressed as Gandalf from The Lord Of The Rings.

Talking to The Guardian, Suhas said “I wanted a recurring subject in my photos. When you have so many photographers visiting the country, I figured that I needed to do something to set me apart. Then, I was watching the Lord of the Rings for the 5th time and then the idea struck.”

When he reached parts of his trip when he was travelling alone, he would ask strangers to take the photographs of him, and Suhas said at no point during his trip did anyone turn down the opportunity.

Isengard ft. #GandalfTheGuide and a bemused Beagle ?

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Check out more of Akhil Suhas' magnificent photography here.