The beauty of set net-fishing is that the work is simple, hands on. There are no hydraulics or fancy electronics. We set out in small skiffs manned by two or three people and pull nets by hand. We carefully place every Sockeye salmon in the brailer bags on board. For six weeks every summer, Bristol Bay is our home and our paradise away from the bustle of the lower 48 states.
As a photographer and fisherman, I love capturing these uncomplicated moments on the water. Here Conor Kelly and Marty Machado work a net during high tide shortly after sunrise near the Kvichak River.
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.
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.
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.