Lazy loverley days ☀️
Waves and waves and waves and a few more waves. Watching the flight patterns of a solo albatross, high up in all that blue. And then lying in the sunshine on a beautiful black sand beach, listening to the sounds the wind makes when it slowdances with sea grass ☀️🌊🐚🙌
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I think I'll have mountains as my bedroom view tonight.... ⛰ who agrees?! Defentily one of the best roads we have driven, only in New Zealand do they decide to put a road over an alpine mountian range! 🌲 •
ask me about beautiful places and I'll tell you about a trip to the Grand Canyon.. I'll tell you about sunrises that take your breath away and sunsets that don't last long enough
always thankful for the opportunity to rep companies while I'm out adventuring, so a big s/o to @sstandardco for sticking with me and providing some great gear. If you're interested be sure to check them out🤙
Dreamy Saturday mornings ☀️🐚🌊
Little dawn sliders off the point. Big goofy smiles. Sunshine. And very soon, all of the coffee and all of the delicious breakfast things 🤗
I’m living the city life after 2 years in the jungles of Costa Rica and over a year in the rainforest of SE Alaska.
I’m observing my body and how exhausted it feels from the energy of the city.
On one hand, I love it. I love the culture, the food, the people, the diversity, the variety. Everything at your fingertips within 20 mins or less.
But I miss wild things. I miss the inconveniences and forced discomfort of wilder places that leave you in a state of appreciation.
I miss the silence. I miss the space.
I’m spending my days under fluorescent lights and cold hospital floors.
I come home and attempt to move my body within the confines of a gym or studio. It’s all I can muster to make myself dinner before I go to sleep.
I’m fascinated by how little space I have for creativity. That part of my brain feels shut down.
I’m finding bits of salvation on the tops of mountains and among the forests on the weekends.
But I remember too much. I remember how good it feels to have space.
To think. To move. To breathe.
Where did all the space go?
We have moved so far from it, we have built up so much to block it- to justify it’s neglect.
That I am finding I must create it. I must choose it within a society that tells me I don’t have time for it.
I must not give in to having to do it all. To getting caught up in things that don’t matter. To not taking care of myself.
To believing in the idea that doing more is superior to just being me.
I must choose to honor my own salvation.
I must choose me.
It was a distinctive honor and pleasure to meet up with Jason Neanderthal Milligan over the summer for a hour discussion on Technical Diving and Project Caving with on the 4th season of Go Get Outside - the podcast series. G.O. 073
Happy #FoxyFriday! We had a great time photographing this young male fox last week. He was kind enough to put on a special show for Jill's birthday.
Have a great weekend!
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The day before Thanksgiving of 2012 I was working on photos from a recent outing to find bears when one of the guides we were with told me they had spotted a polar bear right next to the lodge. I grabbed my camera and threw on my parka (it was 15 degrees F) and went outside to find it, and as soon as I got onto the walkway between the two cars I could see her nosing through the snow maybe twenty feet away. This is one of the most amazing moments I have had with a wild animal, and definitely one of the closest, just trying to stay as quiet as I could with just the sound of my shutter every now and then to capture a shot. But being able to observe an animal this large and awe inspiring so close and to see it so calm in it's natural environment is one of the greatest memories I will keep.
Six years ago I went on a photography excursion with Natural Habitat to Churchill, Canada to photograph polar bears in the wild. And don't worry I was over twelve feet above the bear and behind a wall so I was completely safe. I have been so lucky and so blessed thought out my life with all the places I've been able to travel and everything I have been so lucky to see, but this trip in particular is still the most vivid in my memory. I am sure I will be doing many more posts from this trip in the future, but this is one of my favorite photos from the trip.
Big smiley sunset heart stuff happening, right here in Raglan 🙌
Glass Manu Bay 🐚 When you get to surf the point you’ve been been drooling over ever since you first saw a crackly dubbed copy of Endless Summer on video when you were a frothing little 15 year old grom. With only three other fellas out! It was teeny tiny little peelers, but Carmella and I scored a coupla mint little sunset sliders. And got that big old joy thing happening ❤️
The sky and the ocean and the light and the albatross’ flying high and the whole entire world got so dreamy that our collective hearts almost popped right out of our chests 🙌