The World's

Best Adventure Photographers

Adventure photography is probably the only field of photography that is exclusively shot by participants. Being a participant in the adventure gives you a front row seat to the action. Photographers that do it use proximity to help you focus on both the subject matter and the emotion of the events as they develop... Some of them are good at it, but this it story and people choice for the those greatest among them - those whose life work made huge impact and whose photos remind us of beautiful, sometimes forgotten stories of this amazing planet we live on...
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Pismo Beach, California

Chris Burkard is well known as a unique visionary whose photography as the ability to catapult the viewer into the moment. At 26 years old, Chris has accomplished a style and composition all his ow...
2010: RED BULL ILLUME OVERALL WINNER 2011: LOOK BETWEEN FESTIVAL NOMINATED INVITEE 2012: THE WORLD OPEN 2nd PLACE OVERALL WINNER

Jackson, Wyoming

Jimmy is one of the most sought after and recognized adventure sports photographers and filmmakers working today. In the past decade, Jimmy has collaborated with some of the most progressive athlet...
Best Composition

Manchester, United Kingdom

During the past 4 years has worked overtime in order to be considered among the top adventure photographers in the World. Known for his radical approach, he's been shooting 'anything climbing' - fr...
Having worked with Lukasz, I can simply say he has a rare and beautiful talent. I trust him implicitly to portray that raw emotion that words cannot.

Tahoe City, California

Corey Rich is one of the world's most recognized adventure and outdoor lifestyle visual storytellers. He has captured stunning still photos and video on a wide array of assignments, including rock ...
Why a short movie for Nikon was really awesome!

Boulder, Colorado

For Keith Ladzinski, the pursuit of photography has been an insatiable passion since 1995. Documenting an experience from behind the camera that can often only be found through adventurous travel, ...
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Penzance, United Kingdom

"Mickey Smith is a lad that has lived a life a little less ordinary. As a young boy he grew up amongst a family of fisherman and mariners, so the ocean and the elements were inevitably where h...
His talent

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Been taking pictures of the best climbers and everyday climbers doing extraordinary things and making them look good. A fine eye and a knack of being in the right place at the right time. No tricks...
He has a rare talent

Auckland, New Zealand

Mead goes out of his way to really capture the essence of the sport or the athlete he is shooting. From boot packing up double black diamond ski runs, to swimming out in heavy surf and slogging up ...
He knows how to capture the embodiment of extreme sports

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen photographer and cinematographer Tyler Stableford has earned a worldwide clientele for his work. Men's Journal named him "One of the Seven World's Greatest Adventure Photographers,” and he is one of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light.Tyler has won numerous photo and filmmaking awards from Communication Arts, PDN, American Photo and The International Photography Awards, among others.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Michael Clark is an internationally published outdoor photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. He produces intense, raw images of athletes pushing their spo...
One of the best photographers I ever met. Outstanding performance when it comes to difficult settings.

Seattle, Washington

I dig life. It’s been made very sweet by my wife, nature, photography, outdoor sports, and living creatively.My photographic method is immersive and minimal. I incorporate photography into advent...
Dedication

Bozeman, Montana

Gordon Wiltsie grew up climbing mountains and taking pictures in a remote Sierra Nevada town. He married his college sweetheart Meredith and they honeymooned for three months in Bangladesh, where he was almost arrested for illegal journalism. Not much about him is ordinary, including his photographic vision.Whether Gordon is pursuing world class explorers risking their lives at the ends of the earth, blending into exotic vanishing cultures, focusing on awe-inspiring landscapes, meticulously...

Boulder, Colorado

His skills are solid, his images speak for themselves, his command of the technology to get beyond the average shot is evident. His only downside is that he's not very good at promoting himself. I say let his achievements and photos speak for him.

Tofino, Canada

I grew up in Tofino, B.C., and had the good fortune to be in and around the ocean from an early age. I started out in high school taking photos of my friends surfing our home beaches, and since the...
Beautiful shots!