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My Favorite Skiing and Snowboarding Photos

If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time you know that I’m a passionate snowboarder. Each year I visit numerous resorts (one of the perks of writing the About.com Snowboarding Guide) and do a lot of skiing and snowboarding photography. Here are some of my favorite photos from the past few year in more-or-less chronological order.

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This is my brother Ben. We grew up snowboarding together and now he teaches it for a living. He’s way better than I am.

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Advenspiration

Memes for lovers of madness, adventure, and living well. Feel free to share!

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It feels good to get lost in the right direction.  
~ Anonymous

 

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. ~ Robin Williams

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
~ Robin Williams

never regret anything

Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably.
And never regret anything that makes you smile.
~ Mark Twain

 

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You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough.
~ Mae West

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Snowbird Powder Porn

Snowbird is one of those resorts that in almost always included in best ski resort lists, and rightly so. It has one of the biggest annual snowfalls in the country, and it’s the legendary Utah driy powder. It has some of the most accessible in-bounds extreme terrain that I’ve ever seen.

I was fortunate enough to visit Snowbird a few times this year and shoot some of their sponsored riders. It was epic. I rode chutes like the ones I’d only previously seen in movies. Hucked sme pretty big cliffs as well. The conditions weren’t always great for photos, but we still got some pretty spectacular shots.

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Me and My Bro in the Snowboard Park

My brother and I both started skiing at the age of 3. When I was 12 and he was 15 we both started snowboarding. The first couple of years we snowboarded together, but in our teens we began to hang out in different circles and rarely went to the ski hill together. The last time I spent a good day snowboarding with my brother was probably when I was 16, which was 16 years ago. Continue Reading →

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The Best of My Borneo Wildlife Photography: Pygmy Elephants, Orangutans, and Proboscis Monkeys

Last month I went to Borneo to photograph the island’s most exotic endangered species: pygmy elephants, orangutans, and proboscis monkeys.  All are found only on the island of Borneo (except the orangoutang, which is also found on the island of Sumatra) and all are classified as endangered. Heavy rain prevented me from shooting on all but three days of my trip, but I made the most of the time that I had. Here some of my favorite pictures from the trip. Continue Reading →

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