Be the change you want to see in the world and surround yourself with people who empower you to do so. @paulnicklen & @cristinamittermeier are two of those people for me and I'm excited to be heading to Cuba next week for a diving expedition with them, bringing to light the importance of protected marine areas in the Carribean. As a member of @sea_legacy I plan to spend the rest of my life doing my part to educate the world (particularly world leaders) on the importance of a healthy and vibrant ocean. // Shot on assignment for @natgeo@sea_legacy in Antarctica earlier in the year as this dynamic duo prepares for a day of diving with Leopard Seals. @sonyalpha#alphacollective
#haulin@miniusa // What a fantastic company to work with. And so much fun to drive! Can I keep her?
Well hello there little lady. This beautiful Oceanic Whitetip arrived off the deep bank and into the shallows with me for a few fun minutes. I'm looking straight down here and she's coming straight up. A rare composition for a pelagic shark. What a beauty! Sending love to the Caribbean as they brace for an uncertain week ahead. . @sea_legacy
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The #polarbear is the largest land carnivore on Earth, and in my opinion, the most spirited. It's an honor and a privilege to photograph these bears. I'll be heading to #svalbard with my good friend @ladzinski where we will be leading a trip with @naturalworldsafaris photographing these amazing animals and the beautiful landscapes of Svalbard. If you're interested in joining us please visit @naturalworldsafaris for more info!
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My gratitude for our oceans is immeasurable. Without a single doubt, if I had the choice of flight or lungs, I'd lurk in the deep blue with this cast of colorful characters. Oceanic Whitetip Shark and his compadre, Pilot Fish. Once the most abundant large predator on the planet, the Oceanic Whitetip now faces near extinction with populations plummeting nearly 99% in some studies. WTF? #stopsharkfinning@moorecharitable@sea_legacy@ceibahamas
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One of our world's great artists, Aurora Borealis, paints on the night sky over Southeast Greenland. // I spent this night bivied on the roof of our small boat as the 7 of our crew along with 38 overpacked expedition bags fought for space on the cramped 20 foot Viknes which was giving us a lift back to the airfield at Kulusuk. I definitely made the correct decision, despite almost being rocked off into the Arctic icy waters a few times in my sleep. @mikelibecki@ladzinski@ethan_pringle@connor_seybert@dell@mountainhardwear#dellrugged
Pure exhaustion. // Touching into service now for the first time in 6 weeks and I'm glad to see the world is still spinning (though I haven't confirmed that yet through my news feed.) I'm so excited to share the details and stories of this unforgettable expedition here over the next few weeks. After many harsh setbacks, we banded together and arrived at the summit of a first ascent steep granite tower near Thor's Land, Greenland. The new route, lead by @ethan_pringle and followed by @mikelibecki likely involves the most technically difficult rock climbing in Greenland. @ladzinski and I were there to capture the experience. Here, the two take a brief rest after a summit push that went well into the night. Faint northern lights tickle the horizon. Thanks @mikelibecki for another unforgettable adventure! And thanks to @dell@mountainhardwear@reddigitalcinema for the support and belief in this project. I'm ready to be home with the fam now @orienstar#josiejune // @connor_seybert@3stringsproductions // Shot on #A9@sonyalpha#alphacollective
#sponsored // I've been finding some time for myself lately. There's something about a winding mountain road and putting the phone on airplane mode that's good for the soul. Sometimes my life seems to fly by so quickly that, ironically, taking a drive can actually slow things down for me. Every mile has a story to tell. Where will the @MINIUSA#NewCountryman take you? Find out at natgeo.com/countryman.
Looking forward to some bigwall adventures in Greenland soon with this guy. @ethanpringle casually upside down and placing a piece of protection on the obscure roof-crack, "Five Year Plan" 5.13, Dinosaur Mountain, Flatirons, Colorado. Shot back in 2009. @briansolano
#sponsored // Anytime I get the opportunity to work with a company who "gets it" I feel incredibly lucky. l recently partnered with MINI to take the new Countryman to Montana and create photos and memories that are meaningful to me. And, we invited along a family to join me on the adventures. It's always the people I meet who become like extended family that I take away from trips like this one. Every mile has a story to tell. Where will the @MINIUSA#NewCountryman take you? Find out at natgeo.com/countryman.
: Greeted with Oceanic Whitetips after sunset, we couldn't possibly pass up the opportunity to spend some quality time with our favorite sharks in the void. A healthy dose of curiosity and respect going both ways. Video: @andy_mann@perrinjames1@seabacon // Music: Eternal Sunset (@hawkfather@_electricmeadow_ )
At home on this snowy Colorado day editing together our 360 VR night dive with the Oceanics. Definitely the coolest VR experience I've had with a headset. Here is a screenshot from the film. You can see the lights of our boat above the surface. I'll be posting a behind the scenes of how we pulled this off in the coming weeks. @google@moorecharitable@sea_legacy
Nothing is more important to me than my family and no adventure compares to the life I've chosen with my beautiful wife @orienstar. Happy Mother's Day to the most beautiful women in the world. Thanks for being our anchor!
Know what it feels like to be alone? Multiply that times a thousand and you have Laura Dekker, the youngest person to sail solo around the world. The journey took her 518 days on her 38 foot two-masted ketch, named "Guppy." She was 16 years old at the time. I enjoyed sharing stories with her over tea aboard Guppy on a recent trip New Zealand. People like Laura in inspire me to push my boundaries. @costasunglasses@cainedelacy
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Yesterday was a memorable day at sea with good friends, ending with something we've all dreamed of for years: a night dive in the black water with the Oceanic Whitetips. So grateful for our oceans 🏼 @moorecharitable@ceibahamas@google