Video: @andy_best -> STILL WILD // Fish and bird life are the barometers with which we measure the health of our planet’s ecosystems and sensitive natural habitats. With the help of expert fisherman, an ecologist, and studying geologist we set out to locate three indicator species of a fresh water ecosystem. It's realizing what we have out here, that we will take with us forever.
Photo: @coreyrichproductions | Climbing off-widths is like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired, you quit when the gorilla is tired. Here, Tommy Caldwell (@tommycaldwell) wrangles with a silverback. Shot in Keketuohai Park, China.
Photo by @max.lowe // The grass is always greener on the other side; as summer heat peaks, my mind wanders back to colder moments cruising untouched slopes in Southeast Norway with @oloflarsson.
Photo by @celinserbo //Runout traverses are sharp on both ends. @christopherweidner and @justensjong climbing Leviathan 5.12a V high above the North Atlantic on the remote and roadless southern coast of Newfoundland.
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Photo: @andy_best // Soaking in the angles and allowing the drama vibes to flow through. Love this place.
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Climbing on the "Mars Roof" is a puzzling experience, there is so many different holds to choose from, but like in life you have to choose wisely to ultimately unlock the problems before you. climber - @carriecooper_dpt
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Photo by @forestwoodward // Making the most of the long summer hours, last light in the aptly named Enchantments of Washington state's North Cascades.
Photo by @fred_pompermayer Exploring National monuments is incredible, and protecting our Nation Parks & monuments is very important for our next generations to have the same experiences that we got to have. Here is a short video of @nicolamartinezz climbing the incredible Indian Creek, Utah filmed & edit by @rafael_sauro and myself.
Photo @fred_pompermayer Only a few people can handle conditions like that. Mavericks is a place to be cautious and have respect. Here is waterman @healeywaterops dealing with gravity and fear.
Photo @andy_bardon /// Climber, mother, and world class skier @hilareeoneill takes each step carefully on the slopes of Mt Everest. Each creak of the ladder makes your stomach drop, and moving swiftly and with confidence is the only way to get through this complex terrain. /// For the photo nerds out there, to get this shot I ran ahead (if that's possible at 18,500 ft) and set up a line so I could rappel into this crevasse. Anticipating what's going to occur and staying with or just in front of your team is key to get images in a photojournalistic way. Know your tools, know your subject, and know your sport. Preparation is key. ISO 1600 F4 1/250th. /// This image is available through @natgeocreative & was shot on assignment for @natgeo
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Photo: @andy_best // Chad Kendrick riding trusty clydesdale steed, Diesel, during film shoot #stillwildfilm. Since then, Chad has been diagnosed with #ALS and has been fighting for his life. Starting Monday, our latest film will be slowly released to the world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support.
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: @krystlejwright // A landscape reminiscent of a dreamtime story. Early morning wander through the Sahara.
Video: @andy_best // Standing in awe while being surrounded by 70 million year old dinosaur bones might be the only way to first witness the Aurora Borealis. An unearthed dino ripped up this feature, waiting to be unearthed. Mind blown... and Grateful
: @krystlejwright // That perfect moment where the backwash collides with an oncoming wave and creating a bit of an intimidation factor as a surfer navigates his way over the rocks at Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast.
Photo by @celinserbo. Sunrise at Chopicalqui (6354m) high camp with views of the Haundoy group (6360m) in the Cordillera Blanca range of Peru. Not a bad place to wake up.
Michelle Parker (@myshellparker) was raised without boundaries. By the age of 16, she was a professional skier. After competing for a few years in the US Open and X Games, Michelle switched from park skiing to big mountain terrain. Now one of the world’s most versatile big mountain skiers, Michelle takes on some of the most epic mountains in the world. She is breaking gender stereotypes and proving that women can hold their own in the backcountry. Michelle helped launch S.A.F.E. A.S. avalanche clinics to inspire more women to explore mountain terrain safely. #sponsored
Video by @bertiegregory. A male Asian elephant stands majestically in front of 'Elephant Rock' in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan subspecies of elephant is the largest of the Asian elephant species with the biggest bulls weighing over 5000kg/11000lbs. Shot during a leopard project for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory to see an elephant family playing!
Video @coreyrichproductions | See the Cliffs of Moher, hear the ocean roar. Located in Ireland, this is a stunning location to visit. If only the rock was better, it would be a good place to go climbing too.