The Travels of Link

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The Travels of Link is an object in Link's Awakening DX.[1] It does not appear in Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch.

Location and Uses

The album is a compilation of the photos taken by the Photographer throughout Link's quest, nearly half of which are taken in Mabe Village. The album is found in the Camera Shop after the photographer takes the first picture of Link in the shop.[2] Afterwards, Link may encounter various events in game where the photographer returns to take another photograph.[3] The album can be obtained at anytime except when Marin, Madam MeowMeow's BowWow, or the Flying Rooster is following him.[4] There are several photographs that can only be taken at certain times, and will be impossible to obtain if Link misses them, whereas the others are available at anytime.

If Link does not get his first photograph taken at the shop, any moments where he would normally encounter a photo event would be ignored until Link gets his album. The exception to this is the photo of Link stealing from the Town Tool Shop; if Link steals an item from the shop before going to the Camera Shop, the picture automatically appears in the album when it is made.

There are a total of 13 photographs, but only 12 can be taken. Link's first photograph also has an alternate version, but only one or the other can be obtained. Photos 2, 3, and 4 are only available when Marin is accompanying Link. Photo 10 is only available before Link has collected all 5 Golden Leaves and opened Kanalet Castle gate. Afterwards, these photos can no longer be obtained. The following is a table containing all 13 photos and how to obtain them.


The Travels of Link Photo Album
# Photo Obtained by Availability
1 Here Stands A Brave Man Talking to the Photographer at the Camera Shop for the first time. He asks him to stand in front of a curtain so he can take his picture.[5] If Link agrees, he gets a picture of himself giving the peace sign in front of the curtain.[6] The photo is available after acquiring the Roc's Feather in Tail Cave, which is needed to access Tal Tal Heights where the Camera Shop is located. Always available
Game Over If Link refuses and keeps telling the Photographer "No" he will instead get a picture of himself beaten up in front of the curtain.[7][8][9]
2 ... Walking up to the edge of the beach-side cliff in the southwestern corner of Toronbo Shores while accompanied by Marin. The Photographer takes a picture of Link and Marin looking at the ocean.[10] The photo is available after Key Cavern, when Marin follows Link to wake the Walrus blocking the way to Yarna Desert. Unavailable after waking Walrus
3 Heads Up Jumping down the well in northwestern Mabe Village while Marin is following him. The Photographer appears inside the well and takes a picture of Marin landing on Link.[11]
4 Walking up to the Weathercock in Mabe Village. The Photographer will want to take a picture of the couple, but Tarin pushes his way into it.[12]
5 Link Discovers Ulrira's Secret Walking up to the window outside of Grandpa Ulrira's house in Mabe Village. The Photographer walks up and takes a picture of Grandpa Ulrira yapping away on the phone.[13] Always available
6 Link Plays With BowWow
Walking up to BowWow after rescuing him from the Moblin Cave, "taking him for a walk", completing Bottle Grotto, and returning him to Madame MeowMeow.[14] Always available
7 Stealing any item from the Town Tool Shop in Mabe Village. The Photographer won't be seen this time, and a picture of him shoplifting will automatically be added to the album.

Note: If Link goes back into the shop after stealing something, the shopkeeper will kill him.
Always available
8 Jumping onto the Fisherman's boat and talking to him under the bridge near Catfish's Maw. The Fisherman tries and fishes up the Photographer.[15] The Fisherman falls overboard and the Photographer takes a picture of him splashing in the water. Always available
9 I Found Zora Meeting the friendly Zora living in the northeastern house of Animal Village that can only be seen with the Magnifying Lens. The Zora is found in the pond on the upper right hand side of the house.[16] Always available
10 Walking up to the main gate of Kanalet Castle before it is opened. Prince Richard will walk up, saying that he wanted to see how the hunt for the Golden Leaves was going.[17] The Photographer will take a picture of the two in front of the castle.[18] Unavailable after opening Kanalet Castle gate
11 I Was Very Afraid Approaching the Ghost's grave after Link returns him to it after the completion of Angler's Tunnel.[19] Always available
12 Close Call Walking back across the eastern-most bridge of Tal Tal Mountain Range. The Photographer tries to take a picture, but trips and falls off the bridge just before pushing the button, taking the photo on the way down.[20] Always available, except when accompanied by the Flying Rooster


  • Cutscenes occur before the photographs 2, 4, 6, 10, and 11 are taken. They are viewed in first person from the Photographer's perspective. If Link is wearing the Red or Blue Mail, the color changes accordingly in these cutscenes.
  • The photograph of Link shoplifting from the Town Tool Shop depicts readable Japanese text. The sign of the left reads 万引防止 (manbiki boushi), which means "shoplifting prevention"; and the sign on the right reads 万引は犯罪です (manbiki wa hanzai desu), which means "Shoplifting is a crime."
  • While the photograph mechanic doesn't appear in Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, two of the cutscenes associated with the mechanic do. Specifically, Link and Marin looking out at the ocean and Marin falling on top of Link after jumping into the well in Mabe Village.[21]


Names in Other Regions
でんせつの りんく (Densetsu no Rinku) (LADX)The Legendary Link
The French Republic
Les voyages de Link (LADX)Link's travels
The Federal Republic of Germany
Die Abenteuer des Link (LADX)The Adventures of Link
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  1. "'The Travels of Link ' Do you want to look at your album?" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  2. "What's your name, young man? Link ? Well here's your album, Link . Give it a look before you leave!" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  3. "Let's see if we can fill that album!" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "See me later, when you're alone!" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. "I just LOVE to take pictures. Will you let me take your picture?" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  6. "Go to the back of the room and stand in front of the screen." — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. "No picture?! Are you pullin' my leg?" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  8. "What a bummer!" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  9. "Beautiful! I'll call this 'Game Over.'" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  10. "Oh how I love pictures! Why don't you take a picture when no one is around? You can call it . . ." — Marin (Link's Awakening DX)
  11. "Hi! I'm the photographer! What a great photo moment! I'll call this 'Heads Up!'" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  12. "Hey, Marin and Link ! Are you taking pictures? You should take pictures of everyone, including me." — Tarin (Link's Awakening DX)
  13. "I'll call this 'Link Discovers Ulrira's Secret!'" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  14. "Hey, that looks great! I'll call it 'Link Plays With BowWow!' Now get closer to BowWow!" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  15. "WHOA! That's a big one! Hey, photo guy! Can you take a picture of this?" — Fisherman (Link's Awakening DX)
  16. "Hi there! It's me, the photographer! You say Zora is in the house? I HAVE to take a picture of that. I'll call it 'I Found Zora.'" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  17. "Nothing yet?! I grow tired of waiting. I want those Golden Leaves delivered soon! Courage like this deserves a photo, don't you think?" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  18. "Hi, Link. You know I love to take pictures. Wouldn't this old castle make a great photo?" — Prince Richard (Link's Awakening DX)
  19. "You want to know about that ghost? I'll bet he's happy thanks to you. Are you ready for a picture?" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  20. "I'll call this one 'Close Call.' Hmm." — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  21. Zephiel810, Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch) - Special Link & Marin Interactions (web archive), YouTube (video), published September 19, 2019, retrieved December 1, 2022.