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Plan B is for “Better”

After getting denied access to Canada for a planned hiking extravaganza, Scott Clark and his four companions rerouted their entire trip. Check out the adventurous photos shot during their spontaneous “Plan B" trip!

Don’t let a bit of winter weather keep you from being active! Bundle up and get out there. Winter biking photos by Hage Photo.

Forest Woodward on adventure photography:

I love the physical challenges. The natural beauty of this world. The mystery of what’s around the next bend in the river, road or trail. The landscapes I am drawn to explore are always different. There is mystery out there and I am constantly in awe of the world. I find inspiration in the changing light and forms of the natural world. In adventure sports we are often drawn to environments that are physically difficult to get to and photograph in, and I enjoy the challenge of balancing both physicality and creativity.

Climbing the Canyon

sethlowephoto:

Went mountain biking at @chasetrails in England. The trails were absolutely intense, and we found a bit of a break in the woods where my brother in law decided to ride across this fallen tree (he nailed it). I took a small spill at the beginning, but after that it was non stop mud, rock climbs and jumps for about 10 miles. Now for a shower and a beer.

sethlowephoto:

Went mountain biking at @chasetrails in England. The trails were absolutely intense, and we found a bit of a break in the woods where my brother in law decided to ride across this fallen tree (he nailed it). I took a small spill at the beginning, but after that it was non stop mud, rock climbs and jumps for about 10 miles. Now for a shower and a beer.

Running with the best: Tom Robertson on a 211 mile journey with North Face ultra runners.

Endurance sports make up 75% of my work as a photographer, but I had never photographed a job quite like this one. The relief and joy after it was over was overwhelming. I’ve photographed and documented many endurance events over the years, and I do tend to get caught up in the excitement. But this job took it to another level. I was as much part of the team as I was there to document. And it was worth every sleep-deprived step of it when they broke the record. - Tom Robertson

Max Riché shoots for Red Bull: 
Always challenging and changing expectations of the world of photography, Red Bull are now pointing their camera lenses down unconventional avenues. This new chapter in photography had its birth at dusk on a Frankfurt rooftop when Max Riché, cutting-edge art photographer based in Paris, and trial-biker Petr Kraus took the idea of movement deconstruction to a whole new level in The Morphing Project.

In summer 2013, Riché and Kraus morphed a founding principle of photography – illustrated first in Eadwaerd Muybridge’s “Le Galop de Daisy” – from inspiring to outstanding. Harmonizing their disciplines, Riché and Kraus choreographed a sequence of tricks and jumps, so Riché could capture Kraus evolving from layman, in street clothes, to an athlete at the top of his game, in full kit, in one simple, beautiful image,
The astounding project set the bar for the many pioneering projects that will follow it into the Red Bull Content Portfolio.

Max Riché shoots for Red Bull:

Always challenging and changing expectations of the world of photography, Red Bull are now pointing their camera lenses down unconventional avenues. This new chapter in photography had its birth at dusk on a Frankfurt rooftop when Max Riché, cutting-edge art photographer based in Paris, and trial-biker Petr Kraus took the idea of movement deconstruction to a whole new level in The Morphing Project.

In summer 2013, Riché and Kraus morphed a founding principle of photography – illustrated first in Eadwaerd Muybridge’s “Le Galop de Daisy” – from inspiring to outstanding. Harmonizing their disciplines, Riché and Kraus choreographed a sequence of tricks and jumps, so Riché could capture Kraus evolving from layman, in street clothes, to an athlete at the top of his game, in full kit, in one simple, beautiful image,

The astounding project set the bar for the many pioneering projects that will follow it into the Red Bull Content Portfolio.

At the Olamau Race, the world’s fastest outrigger canoe teams compete around the rugged coast of Hawaii. Skill, grit and knowledge of the ocean aren’t always enough to win, but they do keep you alive. 


Photography by Chris Baldwin