The Naked Handstander at the Great Wall of China
09/09/2014 AT 04:55 PM EDT
Here's a guy who knows how to travel light!
The Naked Handstander is an anonymous traveler who is quickly becoming an online phenomenon, thanks to his stripped-down shots, reports the New York Post
. For the past five years, the bare-bottomed gent has explored the world, taking pictures at international landmarks in his now-signature handstand pose. The birthday-suit shots are posted to his website, The Naked Handstander
So far this buff tourist has performed handstands in 17 different countries, posing in front of the Great Wall of China, Ayers Rock, Cambridge University and dozens of other notable locations.
The Naked Handstander at Ayers Rock
The Naked Handstander set off on his nude journey to raise awareness about planned obsolescence, which he defines as "The deliberate shortening of a product's useful life in order to force the consumer to buy or 'upgrade' over and over and over again."
The Naked Handstander in New York City
Instead of participating in the "throw-away" culture that supports planned obsolescence, The Naked Handstander is choosing to embrace the world's beauty in the raw.
"I love to experience the world in all its glory and wonder in the raw," he explained to the Express.co.uk
. "So many places lend themselves perfectly to naked handstanding, with such stunning scenery."
The Naked Handstander in Preikestolen, Norway
Out of all the places that The Naked Handstander has bared it all, he says Iceland has been his favorite because of the natural beauty and stunning contrast of the country.
The Naked Handstander in Trolltunga, Norway
The handstands show no signs of stopping. The web's new favorite exhibitionist plans to continue his travels, heading to South America next.
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