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Bouldering the Coast of South Africa

While camping along the wild coast of South Africa, I stumbled upon this boulder. After watching the storm surge against it for awhile, I spotted what looked like a somewhat dry climbing line—a series of salty knobs on the backside that looked worth a shot.

Setting up the camera on an interval timer, I wandered out to explore. Pulling up through the steepest section, I saw a giant wave crash against the rocks to my left.

This is all just a long way of saying: Selfie.

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Ski Skimming in the North Cascades

We were on a spring road trip through the Pacific Northwest and—armed with skis, wetsuits, surfboards, and a full camper—on the hunt for anything that looked fun. 

We found this half-frozen pond in the North Cascades that beckoned to be skimmed. Drew Tabke, the former Freeride World Tour champion booted up, and I threw on my wetsuit and grabbed my underwater camera housing.

It all came together better than I expected. 

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Night Sky Over Delicate Arch

I stopped at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah, on my way from Ohio to California. Because there are so many images of this famous landmark—most of which are taken at the same angle—I decided to get a different perspective. I couldn’t believe how dark the sky became at night. 

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Kayaking Northern Patagonia

The small town of San Martin de los Andes sits on the shores of Lago Lácar in northern Patagonia. The lake stretches more than 20 miles and is a popular spot for overnight kayaking missions by local Argentines and tourists alike. 

To get this shot, I followed one of these expeditions with a drone. In a region famous for wind, it's always nice to be able to fly my drone. 

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