Category archives for Adventure Photography

Photo // @jimmy_chin A typical day w @realwillgadd is rarely a typical day. You never know where you’ll end up. @realwillgadd climbing through a rarely formed ice tunnel in the Ghost River Wilderness outside Calgary, Alberta. A photo posted by National Geographic Adventure (@natgeoadventure) on May 14, 2015 at 4:02am PDT We’ve now been feeding…

This week we launched our new @natgeoadventure feed on Instagram—and we’re hooked! Every Friday we will share a peek at what’s posted on our feed. Tag your photos #natgeoadventure and they could get featured on our blog for #ff, or “followfriday,” too. Photo // @timkemple (Tim Kemple) ————————————————- Dangling ropeless – high over the Mediterranean in…

Photo // @timkemple (Tim Kemple) ————————————————- Searching for high ground while exploring Redwoods National Park. A week of torrential rains had left the campgrounds flooded and the miles of hiking trails layered in a thick mud — but when the sun started to burn off the fog, it revealed one of the most electric forest…

Calling all outdoor adventurers: Today we are launching a Your Shot photography assignment just for you. Our guest photo editor is none other than the accomplished photographer and climber Jimmy Chin. Submit your best shots of outdoor adventure to Your Shot until January 12, 2015, for the chance to catch our eye. We’ll be commenting on photo submissions…

See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery. “If you define adventure as being out of your comfort zone, then I would have to say the mosquitos and black flies were the most adventurous part of the trip,” says veteran expedition kayaker Ben Stookesberry, one of our previous Adventurers of…

Climber Tommy Caldwell tells us about this climb, the benefits of thick clouds, his decade-long Yosemite Dawn Wall obsession, and his favorite recovery food. “I think most climbers will drool over this photo,” says top climber Tommy Caldwell, who has made several significant first free ascents in Yosemite, Colorado, and Patagonia. “The rock is unique and perfect.…

For adventurers, travel does not mean following typical tourist routes; it means summiting remote mountains, exploring unmapped caves, and studying little known ecosystems. On these once-in-a-lifetime journeys, we want to come away with the best pictures possible, but we are also faced with some of the most challenging conditions for photography. After serving as a…

As we head into the winter months, our adventures will likely take many of us into high mountains or across vast plains covered in ice and snow.  Whether you’re riding skis, a snowboard, or a dogsled, taking pictures is pretty much a given. Unfortunately fridged temperatures at this time of year offer a special set…

See more photos like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery. “I hope I get under this,” was the thought going through surfer Sean Woolnough‘s mind as he rose on this wave, named Love Shacks, off Namotu Island, Fiji. Woolnough had just paddled out for the first wave, missed it, and turned around to…

Only at the San Sebastián film festival can the director of a ski film sit down for an interview in a hotel lobby directly in between Oliver Stone and Diego Luna. That was where Dave Mossop found himself ahead of the world premiere of his latest visual feast, Into the Mind. Coming hot off the…

See more photos like these in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery. Adventure photographer Celin Serbo spends the year photographing top tier athletes, often taking on the same challenges the athletes face to get the shot. In the summer of 2013, Serbo headed to Utah’s Green River with climbers Alex Honnold, Daniel Woods, Matt…

See more photos like these in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery >> Photographer Richard Hallman and skier Tommy Ellingson work together year-round, often at Mount Hood. “In order to get more and more creative, we spend a lot of time climbing high on the mountain, going to very hard-to-reach places,” says Hallman. “I summited Mount…

In late July, writer-photographer-adventurer Cameron Lawson and a new friend will use fat-tired bikes and packrafts to travel approximately 350 miles along Alaska’s Lost Coast. Getting from Yakutat to Juneau will take 14 to 17 days. The majority of this adventure is highly isolated and void of civilization and will entail lots of beach riding,…

See Tim Kemple’s previous photography tips >> I remember when I would flip excitedly through magazines to see the next “new,” undiscovered land. Now my Facebook feed is filled with more amazing images in ten minutes than I would see in a lifetime during the film days. Every day I flip through hundreds of Instagram…

See Tim Kemple’s previous photography tips >> Beginner and amateur photographers ask me often for photography tips. As image creators, we are always learning, but there is one piece of advice I always come back to. The biggest mistake I see amateur photographers make is photographing with the sun behind their backs. Gasp … I…

Learn how the photographer got the shot and see more images like this in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery: http://on.natgeo.com/i3409T Adventure: What were you thinking at this moment? Mark Healey: I was thinking that falling wasn’t an option! A: Tell us about this wave? What was it like to ride it? M.H.: This wave…

Anyone who has picked up a camera has heard of  the “magic hour.”  It’s that perfect, golden light that appears an hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset that landscape photographers, in particular, fall over themselves to use to capture iconic scenes across the globe. Think Yosemite, Delicate Arch, Santorini, and the likes. And…

The 5Point Film Festival running April 25 to 28 in Carbondale, Colorado, kicks off the adventure film festival season and sets the stage for the rest of the year. By presenting a wide range of movies that push the definition of adventure, the film festival aims to inspire the community—young and old, and of all…

The Equation from ARC’TERYX on Vimeo. Missouri-based artist-climber-filmmaker Jeremy Collins is expressive, artistic, and intuitive—and his new film The Equation is all of those things. In the end, it’s an allegory about how to pursue a life well lived. In the process, it’s a piece of art mimicking the thoughts and ideals of another time.…

CASCADA – THE TEASER from NRS Films on Vimeo. For their upcoming film Cascada, extreme kayakers Erik Boomer, Tyler Bradt, and Galen Volckhausen teamed up with climbers/filmmakers Tim Kemple, Anson Fogel, Blake Hendrix, and Skip Armstrong to hunt the remote Mexican jungle for the perfect waterfall … and the perfect shot. It’s pretty sweet when…

Sweetgrass Productions director Nick Waggoner was named one of our 2012 Adventurers of the Year for Solitaire, a film that artfully depicts a two-year, human-powered ski odyssey around South America. Since getting to know the Sweetgrass team—which also includes Ben Sturgulewski, Michael Brown, and Zak Ramras—we are confident these guys will continue to capture and redefine…

After making the rounds to the adventure film festivals last season, Sherpas Cinema‘s All.I.Can won no fewer than 20 awards, including best cinematography from MountainFilm in Telluride, Colorado, and best feature-length mountain film from the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Alberta, Canada. The film’s “Street Skiing” scene with French Canadian freeskier/genius JP Auclair flipping, flying,…

There’s a moment in Sender Films’s new documentary Honnold 3.0 that is utterly terrifying to watch. At age 27, Alex Honnold has emerged as the world’s premier free-solo rock climber. In the film, he’s in the first leg of his “Yosemite Triple”—an attempt to climb the three biggest faces in the Valley, Mount Watkins, El…

I have to confess that I’ve been smitten with this place for nearly 12 years.  It was love at first sight for me back in January of 2001, and it’s only grown more serious during the 14 trips since. British Columbia’s Retallack Lodge is known for as having perhaps the best steep tree and deep…

I had said I wasn’t going to film skiing and snowboarding anymore.  After getting caught in an avalanche, while making moves for the camera, I was tired of watching my friends and brothers risk their lives for the lens (and doing so myself).  However, when I got word that my brother, Zack, was going to…