As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on, scheduled flights to and from countries have become uncertain and hectic, stranding many foreigners in Taiwan.
Ikaika McCallum (麥卡倫)就是如此。然而，他卻找到生存之道開始拿出相機捕捉台灣美景，加強自己的拍照技術。
Ikaika McCallum is one such individual; however, he managed to make the most of his time and began honing his photography skills through taking photos of Taiwan sceneries.
Hailing from Hawaii, the 30-year-old came to Taiwan in March for a layover flight to Indonesia.
麥卡倫與The China Post專訪中透露自己其實一年前才開始練攝影，也稱自己特別喜歡台北的市景因為和自己家鄉相差甚遠。
McCallum told The China Post that he’d been practicing photography for less than a year and especially love the cityscape in Taiwan, as it’s quite different from his small island in Hawaii.
He started from Taipei and traveled south 6 weeks after his arrival, landing in Yilan. There, he taught surfing at Waiao (外澳) Beach and worked as a stand-up paddle board tour guide in Dulan (都蘭).
To McCallum, he feels like Taitung is the best place to take natural scenic photographs as there’s the beach, oceans, mountains, rivers and waterfalls.
When asked what his favorite photo of Taiwan is so far, McCallum chose an amazing picture he took of Taipei 101 after climbing Elephant Mountain (象山).
McCallum notes that the best thing about photography in Taiwan is there are no restraints on what to expect as he’s still getting to know the place; on the other hand, he feels Taiwan is too “big” and looks forward to traveling around more to capture its beauty more thoroughly.