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Your Outdoor Adventure

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Published Aug 1, 2016 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 19 Contributors

    20 photos selected by

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    I've been at this beautiful place in western Iceland several times to get this shot. One night I ...

    #mountain #night #northern_light #iceland #aurora

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Your Outdoor Adventure assignment! While reviewing the nearly 12,000 submissions, I was blown away by the quality and variety of the photos. It was an honor to look through these beautiful images over the last few weeks. With an assignment this broad I got to enjoy your adventure photos from as far away as the Arctic to as close as your backyard. These photographs encompassed everything and all seasons.

    Even in the US there are still wild places left to discover. This is a self portrait taken in one...

    #outdoor #sunrise #swamp #louisiana #cypress #atchafalaya #adventure #kayak #mist #photographer #fog

    Editor's Note

    Fantastic mood and composition, a morning I wish I could have been there for!

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    A group of students explore the frozen landscape of the Upper Tasman Glacier in the Southern Alps...

    #winter #ice #tasmanglacier #exploration #southisland #adventure #newzealand

    Editor's Note

    Perfect placement of the hikers, exposure and composition. The location doesn’t hurt either, fantastic!

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    fishing net in sunset

    #net #wind #fisherman #fishing #boat #orange #gio #sunset #orange__black

    Editor's Note

    Fantastic capture, the light, the moment and gesture in the people. You nailed it!

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    Pharaoh Eagle OwL is flying and watching me if i have something interesting or not, i got nothing...

    #motion #owl #owls #wildlife #fly #bird #wild #birds #eye #eagles #animal #travel #eagle #animals #wings

    Editor's Note

    Incredible capture, the framing around the eyes and the subtle motion blur of the wings lapping. Love it!

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    Sometimes you get more adventure than you bargain for. Our day at the Sossus dunes was plagued by...

    #sun #landscape #sunrise #hdr #namibia #outdoor_adventure #epic #africa #desert #sandstorm #travel

    I took my 20-day old chickens for an outing in my backyard, gave them a car to "drive" ...

    #your_outdoor_adventure_assignment #chick #animal #nature #chicken

    Starlings murmuration in Lake Kerkini National Park

    #nationalparks #murmuration #starlings

    Editor's Note

    Great choice of shutter speed, it adds energy to the photo!

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    Avalanche rescuedog, view from a burried person. More than 2000 persons have been caught and bu...

    #winter #rescue_dog #dog #avalanche_rescuedog #hovawart #avalanche #caninecompanion

    Editor's Note

    The perspective really makes this image fun and unique, I feel like I’m in the snow cave. Well done!

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    While looking for alligators at a swamp in Louisiana, this beautiful little creature wanders out ...

    #swamp #wildlife #raccoon #louisiana #travel #animals #nature

    Editor's Note

    Great capture and beautiful light. I love the expression on the wet raccoons face, well done!

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    An all night Northern Lights chase until 2am in Iceland - what an adventure! At the beginning of...

    #auroraborealis #night #reflection #dove #iceland #hofn #northernlights #sky #aurora

    This is 2nd time we climbed Roys Peak in New Zealand. The top of the mountain is covered by snow ...

    #jump #mountain #peak #wanaka #newzealand #lake

    In the high altitudes of the mighty Himalayas, there lies the Hemis High Altitude National Park, ...

    #wildlife #himalaya #highaltitude #mountains #animal #travel #india #hunt

    Editor's Note

    Great moment! Weasels are tough to find and very reclusive, to find one with a fresh meal is rare, great shot!

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    A young hiker lights the trail to Double Arch in Arches National Park.

    #utah #double_arch #light_trail #long_exposure #adventure #arches_national_park #travel

    Editor's Note

    Great take on a very popular landmark. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful photos of this arch, the headlamp streak really leads you into the feature and gives you a better sense of the time of day. Nicel... More

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    Diving with the interactive whale sharks in Papua. Whale sharks are often elusive creatures, and ...

    #whaleshark #indonesia #diver

    Editor's Note

    I love the sense of scale here with the diver, it takes this photo to the next level

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    Foto de larga exposición de un cactus solitario en el desierto de la tatacoa, Colombia

    #night #cactus #colombia #desert #long_exposure #tatacoa

    Editor's Note

    The light painting of the cactus really takes this photo to the next level, well done!

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    Taken at Bottle lake, Kawartha Highlands, Ontario, Canada We were on an overnight canoe trip in ...

    #night #milky #canada #canoe #ontario #kazemi #way #camping #lake #kawartha #highlands #ramtin #bottle

    Editor's Note

    You see a lot of photos of the milky way, the foreground here with the canoe takes this photo to the next level. Well done!

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    Its always fun to hike in the middle of the night to take pictures of the milkway way. Its more o...

    #landscape #outdoor #night #washington #mtsthelens #volcano #nightsky #adventure #milkyway #travel

    I had been hoping for a chance to see a SpaceX launch live for a long time and last night (really...

    #motion #night #landing #liftoff #reflection #spacex #long_exposure #florida #rocket #space #launch

    Hiking the Alps from Chamonix. The picture was taken at the Plan de l'Aiguille (2310 m.a.s.l), Fr...

    #landscape #mountain #climb #explore #mountains #adventure #greatnature #travel #alps #nature

    Editor's Note

    Love the moody weather and placement of the hiker, gives a real feel of being out there

    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer

    Thank you all for the submissions and for taking me along on your own outdoor adventures!

    About the Editor
    Keith Ladzinski
    National Geographic Photographer
    Keith Ladzinski is a globally published advertising and editorial photographer, director of photography, documentarian and adventure sports filmmaker. His work has taken him to the most remote reaches of all 7 continents. He is a highly decorated award-wining photographer and filmmaker. Keith’s work has been seen in National Geographic, American ...

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