Most adventure photographers have an enviable travel schedule, and San Francisco–based Emily Polar is no exception. Enamored by India, having circled its borders on previous trips, Polar dedicated half of 2014 to the country, which she thinks of as “the grad school of travel.” A road trip from California to British Columbia, another through New Mexico and Colorado, and a few weeks in Sri Lanka and Bali topped off a year that would make anyone jealous. Here, Polar highlights a few of the best moments from a 2014 on the road.
Photo: A group of young boys from a village outside Agra, India make the best of the fading light with a dusty cricket match. I could taste the dirt as it went up my nose and into my mouth. The kids and trees were covered in it but didn’t seem to mind.