Featuring the world's best adventure photographers, athletes, and trips.
Featuring the world's best adventure photographers, athletes, and trips.
Photos by @donaldmiralle | Here are some images from my home in Encinitas where there was a paddle out for Unity in Solidarity and Black Lives Matters, with thousands turning up in a peaceful and emotional demonstration of our ocean community supporting the black community organized by @texturedwaves @changingtidesfoundation @kindhumans_movement and @salmasekela There are more peaceful paddle outs are planned this week in other US cities.
Photo by Robin O'Neill @robinoneill | A mom and baby came across our campsite on our canoe trip in the Bowron Lakes, BC. They started foraging through sunset.
Photo by @chrisburkard | I love including people in my landscape images to show a sense of scale and evoke a connection with the viewers. Using planes as objects was extremely challenging at first, but when everything lined up the final outcome was remarkable. One of the easiest parts was convincing pilots to shoot photographs of them.. They absolutely love having their picture taken & when exploring terrain they loved. The challenges were always the bumpy plane rides during rough weather.. Imagine leaning out of the window shooting one way, suddenly the pilot looks over their shoulder, turns hard and dips the other way and your body weight completely shifts. Having this on repeat for the entirety of the flight. But when you’re chasing Cessna’s over an other-worldly landscape, our cameras could not keep up with our shutter happy fingers, and It didn’t take long before we lost feelings in our hands.
Photos by @shonephoto Robbie Shone | After each long day of bashing through the thick jungle and cave exploration, we'd retreat to the comfort of our jungle camp. Pictured here is the camp we used for Ora cave, built on the rim of the Ora doline by the locals (with our help ). Papua New Guinea is notoriously wet, and each night the rain would batter down so loudly on the tarpaulin roof it made it virtually impossible to do anything that needed concentration. In this photo, James is taking the opportunity to do some reading during one of those rare moments when it wasn't raining. We spent about a month living in this camp. One night, after we'd all gone to bed, we were all woken up about 2am being shaken violently in our sleeping bags during a magnitude 6+ earthquake. It was loud, exciting and a little bit scary. Trees, big ones, were crashing down all around us in the forest. For some minutes we sincerely hoped that one wouldn't fall on the camp. During the earthquake, I remember looking across and seeing one team member in his underwear trying to catch pots and pans as they fell off the shelves in the kitchen area. First one in the right hand, then the left, then he ran out of hands and everything just fell to the floor. I still laugh now when I think about this funny sight in the middle of the night.
Photo by @donaldmiralle | 8 hours after launching from Anacapa Island, @jamie_mitcho arrived at the deserted Santa Barbara Island in 10-knot side chop after a 44 mile hands-only paddle, and was greeted by this rock that looked like it had two eyes coming from the deep watching his approach. This was day 2 of 5 days where Jamie consecutively paddled 150+ miles across each of the seven crossings of California’s Channel Islands to help bring attention to the biggest threats facing our oceans.
Photos by @mikelibecki | Experiencing wild, pristine nature reminds me of the importance to protect our Mother Earth. And to treat our planet with utter respect while considering our daily choices and how they affect our world. It is an honor and privilege to witness and photograph moments like these. Looking back at these experiences also bring feelings of peace and hope for our amazing planet. These moments with killer whales, or orca, with light snow falling over the ocean, were on the way to Antarctica to find skiing adventures. The mystery of what we will see or experience is the best part of an adventure, for me the unexpected surprises is what an adventure is all about. #killerwhale #orca #antarctica
Photo by @shonephoto Robbie Shone | Exploration of Ora river cave finished after just 600 metres (2000 ft ). With so many river crossings to undertake, the going was fairly slow (but extremely exciting ). The river of white water rapids rarely got below 8 to 10 cubic metres per second. After about six days we reached the sump (where the water reaches the roof ), and so our ‘dry’ exploration was finished. We retreated to the surface for other projects. Here you see daylight streaming in at the Ora cave entrance. After a hard trip, something this beautiful is a welcome sight. You can even smell the moist wet vegetation outside the cave, long before you see it.
Photo by @PaulZizkaPhoto | Banff National Park has its fair share of iconic spots but the park holds so much more! Here’s an image from the less-frequently explored but equally wondrous Ball Glacier.
Photo by @donaldmiralle | It was a warm summer night with high clouds, small glassy waves, and my friends and I had our local break pretty much to ourselves. As the sun melted into the ocean, the sky lit up like fire and reflected on the oil-slick water as my buddy @chuckglynn harnessed the power of an unbroken wave on his foil board. Magical evening of fire and water that still burns in my memory like it was yesterday... #foiling #fire #water #ocean
Photo by Corey Rich @coreyrichproductions | David Lama was a master, a maestro, and just an incredible badass. I’ve never met anyone who was so proficient in the mountains—on rock, ice, or snow. He just made everything look so easy, such as this overhanging trad pitch in the Alps near Osttirol, Austria, that he climbed with Peter Ortner ( @luner ._peter ). I’ve written a lot about David over the years, including several chapters in my book STORIES BEHIND THE IMAGES. It’s been just over a year since he died in the Canadian Rockies with Hansjorg Auer and Jess Roskelley. That writing process was helpful and it’s always great to turn back to these chapters to remember such good times that we got to share—adventures in Patagonia, Pakistan, Lebanon, and everywhere in between.
Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto | We were in the Sahara, looking for surf when the wind picked up and it started to rain. Within minutes, the sky darkened and the winds increased to what we guessed was around 150km/hr. The intensity of the blowing sand and rocks acted as sandpaper and I felt like my exposed skin was starting to become scraped off. We quickly found ourselves pinned to the side of our truck trying to get any shelter that we could find. The flying rocks shattered the truck windows and glass was everywhere. Five minutes later, the wind died, and besides the damage to the vehicle, it was like it never happened. In times like this, the last thing you want to do is pull out your camera and take a photo but they are often the moments that need to be documented the most. Follow me @jodymacdonaldphoto to see more images from my adventures around the world. #sahara #adventure
Photos by @shonephoto Robbie Shone | The first exploration of Ora cave (that we know of ) took place in 1972-73. Back then, continued exploration was thwarted by the lack of suitable equipment to cross this huge thundering river. It would have to wait for a later date, and so over 3 decades later we went prepared for some epic river crossings. Some of us had even been on a white water training course, which was held at night, to give it that in-cave feel. To cross this river (and many others ), our strongest swimmer, Jean-Paul Sounier, would start a good 50 metres upstream of where he finally wanted to be. He’d then swim aggressively towards the other side with a rope tied to him, all the time being swept downstream with the current. Once he’d made it, he’d tie off the rope so that the rest of us could cross the river. Using this method we could push the limit of exploration further than what had been achieved by the original explorers.
Photo by @mikeolbinski | A few days ago near Rolla, KS…we chased this storm from almost birth in southeast Colorado near Kim, and finished over 150 miles later north of Garden City. At sunset though, it was a mean, dust-vacuuming beast.
Photo by @max .lowe II Surfers make their way in as the fishing boats make their way out one perfect sunset soaked evening on the Bukit Peninsula, Bali.
Photo by @donaldmiralle | “You don’t command wind in the direction it blows, but you command a ship in the direction it sails.” - Matshona Dhliwayo Tacking lines, America’s Cup in San Diego Bay years ago hanging out from a helicopter pre-drone days. Today these catamarans can push close to 50-knots which equates to over 90 kph, mind blowing fast to see in person riding the wind! #sailing #sail #ocean
Photos by @mikelibecki | A glimpse of intentional social distancing in the absolute utter solitude of Antarctica. This could easily be called extreme social distancing, as these images are from some of the most remote mountains on the planet in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. The nearest major city, Cape Town in South Africa, is roughly 4,500 kilometers away. There is local support from the Russian Antarctic Station Novolazarevsksya, when weather permits. While on an expedition here, we have to be 100% self reliant, prepared and focused in every way. Needless to say, a climbing, skiing and adventure paradise. #queenmaudland #dronningmaudland #antarctica #socialdistancing