Never would have imagined that my passions with photography and drones would give me the opportunities that it has in the past few years. Moments like this one, in the air, experiencing views that nobody else gets to witness from the ground, till the cards are dumped. Sunset in the Lemaire Channel, while the entire crew filled cards all around me!! flying for @reveredcinema@sea_legacy@natgeo@paulnicklen Repost--> @paulnicklen Iceberg alley in #Antarctica! Beautiful and disturbing all at the same time. Here, icebergs come to die. As ice-shelves in Antarctica break up, apartment building-sized icebergs get trapped on the ocean floor near the Lemaire Channel. Within weeks, these monoliths will return to their original liquid state. #followme on @paulnicklen to see my favorite images from this dreamscape. Thanks for the fancy flying @pattersonimages#itsuckstocare#instagood#photooftheday#sunset#nature#naturelovers#ice
An image witnessed first hand, and burned in my mind for the rest of my life. Thank you @paulnicklen ! Repost- @ladzinski ... #Repost@ladzinski with @repostapp
Being in the water with this #LeopardSeal was without a doubt one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had in the wild, and I owe it all to my good friend @paulnicklen. Days before this encounter Paul had instructed our expedition team "if you're in the water and a Leopard Seal approaches, just stay calm, their only curious. They generally open there mouths, blow air bubbles and if you're lucky, it will even try to feed you a penguin!" - 2 days later, while free diving side by side with Paul in the icy water, we were graced with this beautiful animal, a 10 foot long Leopard Seal. I remember looking over at Paul, making eye contact and seeing a huge smile on his snorkel filled mouth. As predicted, the animal calmly swam around us curiously, blew bubbles and opened its mouth in front of our camera domes. It did bring a penguin, to Paul of course, and I got to watch live something I had read in @natgeo from Paul's 2006 Leopard Seal story so many years ago. After getting out of the water Paul, one of my favorite and I would say premiere gifted photographers in the world said smiling "I don't even care about photography, it's the experiences like that, that I'm moved by. I only want the photos I take to bring awareness to animals and the places in the world that need it. It's never been more important" His passion is nothing short of contagious and so is his drive. Thank you Paul 🏻 // Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo / @sea_legacy@paulnicklen@cristinamittermeier@andy_mann@craigwelch@ianvaso@shanemoorefilms@pattersonimages@reveredcinema
I have been home just long enough to start realizing the weight of the past month, and the importance of the message the visuals we created will have. Humbled and honoured to be part of something I consider to be a "once in a lifetime" opportunity. ( Although secretly dreaming that many more like it will follow in the coming years) The team of talented individuals I was part of will tell one of the most important stories of our time, and I will be proud to show my kids and share stories for many years to follow. I went to Antarctica to fly drones for @reveredcinema on this project, and cannot thank them enough for the opportunity and confidence in my abilities to get the job done. Luckily I had a few moments to also pull out my camera (off drone) for some stills as well. Being around such an all start crew of Photographers was beyond inspirational, and witnessing the nightly image previews made me want to pick up the camera again to shoot- something that has been gathering some dust lately with the focus on drones and aerials. So thank you all - @cristinamittermeier, @paulnicklen@ladzinski, @andy_mann, @shanemoorefilms, @ianvaso@craigwelch@sea_legacy#CCAMLR2017#MPA#nature#naturelovers, #gratitude, #photographersforAntarctica#expedition#science#journey@natgeo#icebergs
Finally got around to checking my mail. Thanks @kingsnowmag for running a couple shots of @pendygram . Solid human who had a smile more than most and that I miss seeing. I wish I had said yes more to heading out for a spin in the mountains with him. Hug your friends and family and make each day count . Hope that 2017 can come and go without news of any more of my friends getting Cancer. Rip the deep gazza!
Home from China to find my Christmas present to me arrive in the mail! #snowbeach a visual compilation of snowboarding history!! So stoked to look through this!
almost there.... a few days of snow plowing, planning and shaping here are wrapped. Was awesome to be on this project with the park building artist @charlesbeckinsale to dial this new spot in. transitions everywhere, roller sets, 6 progressive beginner jumps, 2 hips, a spine, and 6 progressive medium sized jumps. Will be 20 rail features installed this week as well! I think that some Chinese kids are going to be really stoked! #Fulong#funparks
“DOORS OFF” I have had the opportunity to hang out of a helicopter a handful of times in my shooting career - but I can honestly say that I will NEVER pass up the opportunity. It could be that I find the rotor wash exhilarating, or maybe its just the view looking over your toes at the earth below. There is something about being harnessed into the side of a helicopter and hanging out the door especially when accompanied with a skilled pilot that wants to take you for a ride. These pilots can make or break a shot - and when you get one that connects all the dots its a magical thing! Here Frank and I went for a “ride” after nailing a few shots of @chris_coulter@scottnewsomeeaglepass this mountain. We went for a little High speed flight along this ridgeline, and I am quite certain @fd_productions captured me laughing and shouting even over the noise from the bird! @eddiebauer@calgeorge#liveyouradventure
Episode 2 from the @eddiebauer#valdez trip is live. Link in my bio ----Soak it all in. Vast. endless landscapes of pow. The one thing I try to explain to anyone I have shown my images from Valdez to is just how big it is. You see, that glorious little machine there will take you up and over those peaks you see, and reveal another bank of mountains that look equally or more amazing. You can spend all your time and money just flying, looking, and wondering what is around that next “corner”. I don’t know how many years it would take, but I would like to be involved in trying to see them all! @scottnewsomeeaglepass@chris_coulter@fd_productions@calgeorge
Meteorite - This peak is a thing of beauty, and one of the most legendary lines in Valdez. Watching @scottnewsomeeaglepass and @chris_coulter blast it in perfect waist deep blower, with all -time stability was mind bending. Hearing the slough pounding down the spines as the snow peeled off the face was something you cannot explain. The power and beauty all roll up into this majestic scene. Scott was riding blind for the better part of this line, because no matter what he did every turn threw up a plume of spray. I cannot imagine who fun it must have been to ride this beauty, because watching it happen was breathtaking.
Link to part two of the video in my bio. Thanks to @eddiebauer@calgeorge@fd_productions and @alaskasnowboardguides
When @scottnewsomeeaglepass sent me a single line text last spring, it just said "do you want to go to AK?" Naturally I replied F-Yes. A few weeks later we were in an RV, Thompson Pass at @alaskasnowboardguides . Witnessed a few classic lines get hammered with @chris_coulter@fd_productions for @eddiebauer . Just a couple weeks back I had a conversation with the new crew @snowboardcanada and asked if they had picked a cover for the first new issue, and all the pieces fell into place. Thanks to everyone involved. Didn't think I would get back to AK, and was amazing to do it with a couple old friends, and finally get to see and ride in such an iconic location! Anyway here is Scott on the cover- riding a line called "Tiger Penis" - the story behind this day is gnarly, and Scott is a beast!
Remembering all the good days today. Hug your friends, enjoy the time you have. #fcancer@twnavin
Some people think I'm silly to collect old snowboards, but the history and stories that go along with a sport I had the pleasure of growing up with give me a lot of joy. This one is special- and I'm proud to be able to give it a home. Storm snowboards, variable shredder. Made In Calgary... So much history. Thanks to the kind folks who made it happen. @snowboardmuseum#history#snowboarding