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Big-Wave Surfer Maya Gabeira on Fear, Beauty, and Her Favorite Surfing Spot

  By Tetsuhiko Endo; Photograph by Dove Shore, Redbull Photofiles. See more surfing photos of Maya Gabeira >> In her short, but brilliant career, Brazilian big-wave surfer and a 2009 Adventurer of the Year Maya Gabeira has made very few missteps. Discounting the slew of broken noses she has sustained, she is a four-time Billabong…

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: A Few Words on Finishing – Chocolate, Bears, Feeling Humbled (Photo Gallery)

On Monday Andrew Skurka finished his epic Alaska-Yukon Expedition, covering 4,700+ miles and finishing a few weeks early, even! We'll hear more from him later in the week. Until then, here are some of his initial thoughts on finishing. Check out our photo gallery with highlights from the expedition. THOUGHTS ON FOOD? After six months…

Biking in India: What If Cycling Were Your Only Choice?

"Portraits of India on Two-Wheels – Images by Gregg Bleakney Five years ago I made a choice to go car-free in favor of using a bicycle as my primary source of mobility. Since then, every time I saddle up, I’m 100 percent thrilled to be living this two-wheeled lifestyle. But…what if I didn’t have this…

Jimmy Chin on Climbing Superstars Vs. Hollywood Stars

Climb with the world’s best alpinists and you’ll end up seeing the planet’s most beautiful, least visited places, such as China's Minya Konka massif. Climb with a bunch of actors and musicians on Kilimanjaro to draw attention to the global clean water crisis and you’re going to be number one on Twitter. Climber-photographer Jimmy Chin,…

Cartography 2.0: Volunteers Help Map Africa as Never Before

A high-tech mapping project canvasses the African bush The lioness coughed, and Mark Eveleigh looked up from his laptop. There were seven of them, 400 pounds each—that’s 2,800 pounds of feline—staring right at him. Eveleigh was in northern Uganda helping create a map of Africa, and like so many before him, he was risking his…

We Are All Made of Stars: Amazing Photos From Journey to the Stars

Text by Caroline Hirsch In the early universe, only 300 million years after the Big Bang, the first stars form from clouds of gas drawn together by the gravity of the mysterious substance called dark matter. See more photos below. All images courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History We are all made of…

Adventure Photo Challenge: Sport Climbing Tonsai Beach, Thailand

This photo was taken by Denver ADVENTURE fan Lori Debardelaben using a Canon Power Shot SX200IS. We in the edit office were pretty envious of the fun these folks were having as they climbed the limestone cliffs, plunging into the ocean below, as needed.  Check in daily to see other featured reader photos in our…

Iran: The Revolution will be Twittered

Text by Ryan Bradley; Photograph by Bobby Model Iran, right now, is the breaking news story, with hundreds of thousands of students taking the streets to protest the elections yesterday and, likely, today. There were beatings, mob violence, cars aflame…and lots and lots of tweets. Plenty of news agencies are just now latching onto this…

The Photo Debate: Six Reasons Why Film is Better Than Digital

Digital cameras are better—and cheaper—than ever before. But as Assistant Editor Ryan Bradley discovers, for a traveling, photo-hobbyist, film still rules (and isn’t as expensive as you think). Photographs and Text by Ryan Bradley First things first: I’m not a professional photographer. For the past six months I have been taking photographs on film—not exclusively,…

“Design For a Living World” – High Fashion and Design Meet Conservation in New Photo Exhibit

Photograph courtesy of Ami Vitale Photographer Ami Vitale has motored the highest pass in Kashmir, dodged rampaging elephants in India, and photographed the spirit lions of Tanzania. She has tracked snow leopard in Nepal and watched sea lion clubbing in Oregon. But until recently Vitale, one of our favorite photographers (and ADVENTURE contributors), had never…