Outside's Best Travel Photography: May 2014

Photo: Morgan Maassen
Photographer Morgan Maassen captures five-time world champion surfer Stephanie Gilmore bodysurfing beneath Oahu's famous Pipeline.

"Photos like this from days that would have otherwise been written off always remind me that there is a moment to be experienced and captured at any given time. You just have to find it," Maassen says.
Photo: Mason Mashon
Rider Paul Stevens gets away from the popular mountain bike trails in Whistler and makes his own path along a river in British Columbia.
Photo: Chris McLennan
Filling in the Southern Hemisphere's deepest man-made mining hole, Saint Bathan's Blue Lake is a standup paddleboarder's dream.
Photo: Forest Woodward
Climber and photographer Forest Woodward staged this amazing selfie after he saw what looked to be dry climbing line amongst the crashing waves.
Photo: Romina Amato/Red Bull
The 2014 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series got started on this picturesque platform in Havana, Cuba, in May.
Photo: John Rathwell
After ditching their initial kayaking route due to cartel violence, Dane Jackson and crew ran the Alseseca River's jaw dropping series of waterfalls.
Photo: Jeff Johnson
Keith Mallow and photographer Jeff Johnson set out on a surfing trip from Bend, Oregon, to Baja, Mexico, in 2005. Many mornings looked like this.
Photo: Jeremy Koreski
Photographer Jeremy Koreski and his friends were dropped off at a remote lake in British Columbia by plane and floated the draining river all the way to a pickup location on the coast. Along the way, they fished for steelhead.
Photo: Isaias Miciu Nicolaevici
Lago Lácar in northern Patagonia is more than 20 miles long and is a popular kayaking destination for tourists and locals alike. Argentine photographer Isaias Miciu was able to capture this image using a drone above the lake.
Photo: Garrett Grove
When photographer Garrett Grove and a group of skiers stumbled upon this perfect pond for ski-skimming, they simply couldn't pass up the opportunity to give it a shot.
Photo: Forest Woodward
On the same walls as the most dangerous walkway in the world—El Camino del Ray—these climbers decided to get off the beaten path on a trip through Spain.
Photo: Chris Burkard
Cold weather surfing isn't for the faint of heart, or those without a dry suit. But if you can brave the icy temperatures, the long Arctic days provide plenty of time to hit the waves.
Photo: Shane Black
No, you can't camp here, but photographer Shane Black stayed long enough to capture this unique perspective on the Delicate Arch.
Photo: Mark McInnis
"A classic California afternoon" is how photographer Mark McInnis describes this image of his friend looking for waves north of San Francisco.

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