Sending positive thoughts and prayers to my good friends @coryrichards, and @adrianballinger currently on the final summit push up #everest without the use of supplemental oxygen. This will be Cory's second ascent in this style and Adrian's first, an extremely difficult achievement. It's been a hard and sad year for Everest mountaineers, with a lot of unfortunate death and tragedy. Wishing you guys big love, strength and a safe ascent/descent from the top of the world!
The snowy #Colorado Rockies are slowly beginning to melt, bringing a torrent of icy fresh water into the valleys. I love this time of year, watching the mountains change color and come back to life, it's camping time!
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My friend @edroste@grizzlybear recently released their new track #MourningSound and I've been rocking it all week! Here's a clip of it, dropped into a minute of footage from a couple trips I took earlier this year to #Antarctica and #Africa. I love hunting for inspiration and find it daily looking at the work of other photographers, visual artists, film makers, writers and musicians. Music is a big part of my day to day life and I have the highest respect for what goes into the incredible arrangements that fill my ears daily. Love ya Ed, I can't wait to hear the new album this August!
The #barnSwallow is without a doubt the fighter jet of birds, its amazing how insanely fast they can move in the sky. I spent a few hours yesterday huddled in icy knee deep water photographing these lightning fast birds as they caught little nymph insects off of the surface. I took a few hundred terrible frames and couldn't feel my legs at the end but managed to get a few shots.
@tjtriage trying to beat the tide, an unfortunate race he didn't win 🏻 - Admittedly I didn't either, this day ended shortly after with Tommy and I laughing while wading back to the beach from our marooned reef with camera bags held high over our heads @activejunky@hellobc#activatebc#explorebc
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A small flock of fledgling #adeliepenguin's watching intently for their parents to return, with any luck bringing a meal. For these little guys here it won't be long until they have to fend for themselves, hunting in the icy waters and a life of enduring the harsh Antarctica conditions. This beautiful frozen paradise is changing with every passing year, among the biggest change is receding sea ice, a direct result of warmer conditions and #climateChange. This is a huge issue for the world alike; for these penguins, it means less krill, as krill feed on bacteria that grows on sea ice. For the world, increased temps and rising ocean levels. We are living in fragile times and it's never been more important to make better decisions collectively. Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo
A #lemonshark gracefully on the prowl for a meal in the crystal clear waters of the #bahamas. These beautiful apex predators can grow in excess of 14 feet get their name from their yellow skin, the perfect complimentary color in the blue ocean hue.
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I ran across this photo this morning and had to post it. So many good memories, junky camera gear and back when I had a lot of time on my hands. I shot this in 1997, it's my friend @mtpoolz (Wrex) blasting on lumpy and awkward concrete at an unfinished skatepark in Colorado Springs. Wrex is one of those guys that can skate anything and make any session fun. At the time, all of my photo gear was from pawnshops; strobes that were taped together, scratched lenses, rickety tripod, scraping money together to get AA batteries for flashes and a roll of film developed- none of it mattered, just the joy of going skating with the bros or camping in the mountains of Colorado. I'm grateful for all of the memories and great people I've met over the years. Oddly not much has changed. Ok, my camera gear setup is certainly better but the love of just taking photos, being outside with good people and filling everyday with laughter and adventure is the same as it ever was. #Thankful 🏻 #velvia
Two young boys herding the family cattle along the outskirts of #GonarezhouNationalPark in #Zimbabwe. It's a true African wilderness here, with elephants, lions, leopard and animals of all shapes and sizes living and migrating directly through the area. Encounters with these animals is a daily occurrence and can of course be dangerous. During the harvest, farmers actually sleep among their fields to stand guard to prohibit elephants from devouring their entire crop. Their only defense and deterrent is loud noise, often done by pounding pots and pans and holding up lanterns to alarm these big animals to steer out of their fields. It's nothing new, something people have been doing here for many, many generations in this beautiful part of the world. @jacadatravel
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Theres nothing easy about being king. An alpha male #lion decorated with fresh battle wounds from a recent fight with competing rivals. Maintaining a pride is no easy task, the resilience of these animals is incredible. @jacadatravel