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Stoked to share this giveaway! I’ve partnered with DJI and ROAM to giveaway an Osmo Action camera. These camera’s are incredibly versatile and light. Useful for anything from big alpine climbs (like this one with @mtngangsta on Fitzroy), to underwater adventures, to unique perspectives while film making. • Here’s the low-down. Tag two friends to enter to win, and describe what you would shoot if you win. Could be anything! I’ll pick a winner on Oct 14. If you win, then you can use your new camera to submit an edit for the Roam awards Thrill Category by Oct 25, which has $45,000 in cash awards plus a slew of other prizes. • @roam @djiglobal #seeyourselfinaction

roam So stoked on this Ted!

hermanospou Great Ted 👍

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Fun to sit down for an Fstoppers interview. Link in bio. Here’s a photo of mine from the article.•If you want to read a bit about my journey into full-time adventure photography, look no further. From mentors along the way, to seminal events, this article has a good chunk of my story. •Great job @timbehuniak on the write-up ! And stoked we got to get a few pitches in afterwards 🤟.
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Fun to sit down for an Fstoppers interview. Link in bio. Here’s a photo of mine from the article. • If you want to read a bit about my journey into full-time adventure photography, look no further. From mentors along the way, to seminal events, this article has a good chunk of my story. • Great job @timbehuniak on the write-up ! And stoked we got to get a few pitches in afterwards 🤟.

moonmountainman I love this shot

felixinden Great capture of different elements working together

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Wonderful experience teaching at @summitworkshops adventure photography clinic all week. If I had known something like this existed, I would have signed up as a student many years ago. Instead I probably took twice as long to learn half as much by quietly going it alone, learning through trial and error. • Here’s a pano I shot towards the end of the workshop while driving around with @bobridges. Excited to turn it into a wall print for our new house. (Prints on my website). • If you don’t know Bo, he’s a legendary surf, skate and extreme sports photographer. A raconteur, with more incredible stories than you can shake a stick at. Spending time with other workshop faculty like Bo was a real highlight, but also gave me a healthy feeling of imposter syndrome! All the other instructors were truly world class photographers. • Check out Summit’s many workshops taking place year-round if you want to up your photo game. It’s the longest running workshop series in the industry.

bobridges @michaelclarkphoto probably should’ve jumped in our car!! 😜

bobridges Great article in @officialfstoppers Ted! 🤙🏽

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Alpine mornings in Peru w/ @martinatib and @hayoui. We waded through a marshy bog in the dark, with bobo, our self-appointed trail dog leading the way. I tried to fly the drone but, in the cold, it wasn’t working. I was trouble shooting the drone in this ephemeral, magical light. Feeling frazzled and very much feeling like I was missing the shot, I noticed Martina exploring the shoreline. I grabbed my camera to snap a few frames before the light suddenly changed. Sometimes simplicity wins! Drones can be rad, enabling new perspectives. But they can also be a total pain, and hinder capturing what’s right in front of you. Maybe there’s a metaphor there for all sorts of things in the modern world, just replace with the word ‘drone’.
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Alpine mornings in Peru w/ @martinatib and @hayoui. We waded through a marshy bog in the dark, with bobo, our self-appointed trail dog leading the way. I tried to fly the drone but, in the cold, it wasn’t working. I was trouble shooting the drone in this ephemeral, magical light. Feeling frazzled and very much feeling like I was missing the shot, I noticed Martina exploring the shoreline. I grabbed my camera to snap a few frames before the light suddenly changed. Sometimes simplicity wins! Drones can be rad, enabling new perspectives. But they can also be a total pain, and hinder capturing what’s right in front of you. Maybe there’s a metaphor there for all sorts of things in the modern world, just replace with the word ‘drone’.

rawmeyn I hear you. Drones aren’t always your friend 😅

fred_pompermayer Wow🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌👌

5 weeks ago
Exploring the new backyard in SLC. With @dankrauss. Really excited to spend more time climbing around here!
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Exploring the new backyard in SLC. With @dankrauss. Really excited to spend more time climbing around here!

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Honored to win the Peoples Choice award for this years @arcteryx Squamish Exposed Photo comp. Especially amidst such fierce competition! Hats off to @pete.hoang @ladylockoff @tarakerzhner @a.eggermont @joe_segreti for putting together incredible content in such a short timeframe. • Here are some of my favorite climbing images of @quentinclimbing and @duracelldave from 2 days out shooting in Squamish. We were sleep deprived, yes. And maybe even water and food deprived up on top of the chief for 20+ hours. But we had an absolute blast. Laughing all the while.

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Watching Richie on his first rock climb, without the use of his legs, was pretty amazing. I still remember how gripped I was on my first climb, and here was Richie laughing and chatting his way up a rock wall with @craigdem like a total natural. • I think what I’ll remember most is seeing the look in his moms eyes. A mix of wonder and emotion and joy. I was taking photos up on a rope, but mostly trying to put myself in her shoes. Imagining how hard she probably works every day to take care of Richie and give him opportunities. And then he gets on a rock wall and is sending. Respect to @craigdem for helping to put on adaptive climbing clinics like this one for @arcteryxacademy all over the world. I’m glad I got to be apart of it for a day!

roam Incredible event Ted.

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Vote for your favorite image from the Squamish Exposed photo comp! Link in profile. • I really appreciate your vote. It’ll take 5 seconds :) • Here’s @quentinclimbing taking the big whip on Blood Meridian. We woke up at 2am thinking the light would hit at 5:30-6am. We were wrong! Ended up dangling for 3 hours waiting for the light. In our boredom Quentin offered to keep taking bigger and bigger whips. No fear in that one :) @duracelldave providing a top-notch belay.

rawmeyn So crazy good 🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼

chrisburkard Crazy sky !

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The Elevator Shaft. @duracelldave gets some big stems in high above Squampton. @quentinclimbing on the belay while I rained down moss and lichen. •We were 16 hours into our first shoot day at this point. Rapping halfway down the chief. Psyched, delirious, hungry, and tired. We were mostly trying to not make mistakes in our rope systems, while at the same time rushing a bit to get the shots, jug out, and get to our final location for sunset. It was a frenzy.
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The Elevator Shaft. @duracelldave gets some big stems in high above Squampton. @quentinclimbing on the belay while I rained down moss and lichen. • We were 16 hours into our first shoot day at this point. Rapping halfway down the chief. Psyched, delirious, hungry, and tired. We were mostly trying to not make mistakes in our rope systems, while at the same time rushing a bit to get the shots, jug out, and get to our final location for sunset. It was a frenzy.

roam Worth the jug! Great shot Ted!

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Happy World Climbing Day !! •No better way to be celebrating than up here in Canada participating in the @arcteryx Squamish Exposed photo comp. Heres a photo I snapped for the competition of @quentinclimbing climbing a rarely repeated route, Blood Meridian, in a faint sliver of morning light. •If you are in the area, come by the downtown area tonight to see myself, @tarakerzhner, @ladylockoff, @pete.hoang, @joe_segreti, and @a.eggermont share our slideshows and compete!
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Happy World Climbing Day !! • No better way to be celebrating than up here in Canada participating in the @arcteryx Squamish Exposed photo comp. Heres a photo I snapped for the competition of @quentinclimbing climbing a rarely repeated route, Blood Meridian, in a faint sliver of morning light. • If you are in the area, come by the downtown area tonight to see myself, @tarakerzhner, @ladylockoff, @pete.hoang, @joe_segreti, and @a.eggermont share our slideshows and compete!

taylormichaelburk Good luck!

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@hayoui enjoying her new @oakley Clifden sunglasses. These things were perfect for the harsh sunlight we experienced at high altitudes in the Huayhuash and Cordillera Blanca ranges of Peru. Especially when we were on snow/glaciers, and the sun rays bounce around back and forth like the inside of a microwave.••As an aside, I once spent a few months on Everest, helping my family friend and mountaineering mentor Jim Williams run a private Everest expedition (which he did, successfully, every year for decades). And on that trip I remember one day where Mingma, one of the lead climbing Sherpa’s, didn’t wear proper eye protection in the Khumbu icefall. It was a cloudy overcast day, so it didn’t seem necessary. I wouldn’t have known any better at the time. But it turns out that at high elevations, the most damaging wavelengths of the suns rays cut through clouds. Mingma suffered temporary snow blindness. It lasted a day or two, without lifelong affects. But it was excruciatingly painful for Mingma. I just remember him describing it ‘like sandpaper behind the eyelids’... Brutal.•With that said, *cue public service announcement*, always protect your eyes at elevation kids. Check out @oakley ‘s soon-to-be-released Clifden glasses if you’re on the market for a pair, they won’t disappoint. •#oakleyprizm #ad
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@hayoui enjoying her new @oakley Clifden sunglasses. These things were perfect for the harsh sunlight we experienced at high altitudes in the Huayhuash and Cordillera Blanca ranges of Peru. Especially when we were on snow/glaciers, and the sun rays bounce around back and forth like the inside of a microwave. • • As an aside, I once spent a few months on Everest, helping my family friend and mountaineering mentor Jim Williams run a private Everest expedition (which he did, successfully, every year for decades). And on that trip I remember one day where Mingma, one of the lead climbing Sherpa’s, didn’t wear proper eye protection in the Khumbu icefall. It was a cloudy overcast day, so it didn’t seem necessary. I wouldn’t have known any better at the time. But it turns out that at high elevations, the most damaging wavelengths of the suns rays cut through clouds. Mingma suffered temporary snow blindness. It lasted a day or two, without lifelong affects. But it was excruciatingly painful for Mingma. I just remember him describing it ‘like sandpaper behind the eyelids’... Brutal. • With that said, *cue public service announcement*, always protect your eyes at elevation kids. Check out @oakley ‘s soon-to-be-released Clifden glasses if you’re on the market for a pair, they won’t disappoint. • #oakleyprizm #ad

rawmeyn Yeah yeah! 👌🏼😅

rachelroams Those look dope. Will have to check them out. Have fun @tedhesser, @hayoui, et al.!

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Happy belated birthday to @alexhonnold ! Sharing some images from the archive over the years. Alex doesn’t want or need anything really. He’s a monk. Maybe a bell pepper sometimes, but that’s pretty much it. But what he does care about, is providing low-cost solar energy solutions to those without any electricity access. @honnoldfoundation has been doing this work for years, and I’ve been lucky to help put a few projects together pro-bono. • If your as inspired by Alex as I am, by his climbing or his philanthropy, consider donating to the @honnoldfoundation. It’s a write-off, and for the price of a Starbucks visit you could light a family’s home for 10 years. Also all funds will be matched up to $75k - which is pretty neat. Link in bio!

rawmeyn He’s the man 🙏🏼🙌🏼

alexhonnold Wow that’s a terrible pic of @tommycaldwell and me. Thanks for the post :) Hope you’re doing well.

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I’ve always considered the high mountains of Peru to be on the more dangerous side of alpinism. Touching the Void certainly made an impression. An impression that’s been steeped in mountaineering lore and amplified by countless campfire stories of triumph and tragedy. ••We opted for a relatively safe, easy peak by the standards here. And yet, before embarking, we found ourselves gripped, reading the tragic report of US guide Tyler Anderson’s death in a crevasse on the same peak, same route, that we’d be attempting. That report plus conversations with new friends on the 5-hr shuttle ride about their climb on Artesonraju the year prior, and their story about the team ahead of them getting pummeled by falling seracs and falling 800m to their deaths in front of their eyes... it certainly put me on ‘alert’ mode. For this climb, I would be, in a sense, guiding my girlfriend Martina and Hayley. It’s different than going off with a partner where both people sort of accept the nature of the game. I felt I couldn’t accept any risk on this climb. Zero. Irrational, perhaps, but honest. ••When we first set eyes on the peak, I saw what looked like an avalanche path down the gut - directly on route. Not a good sign. Once closer, it looked instead to have been a massive serac fall. Still deadly, but less menacing than avi risk. ••We started the climb at 4am. I led. It all felt pretty safe in the night. Lots of little crevasse hops, but nothing too big. The seracs seemed to be in a deep slumber. It all felt safe. ••2/3rds of the way up Martina felt sick. She was having a hard time breathing, and thought she was going to pass out. She called it. We all went down.•Hayley and I thought we might be able to give it another go the next morning. The conditions and weather were excellent. We decided to wake up at 2am, and get to the summit for sunrise. Maximize safety in the cold morning hours, and also we had to catch a ride at noon, so we’d be hustling. ••Long story short, we succeeded. Martina is okay. And it all felt pretty safe. Except for the time I had to go poo in a crevasse. But that’s a story for another day.
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I’ve always considered the high mountains of Peru to be on the more dangerous side of alpinism. Touching the Void certainly made an impression. An impression that’s been steeped in mountaineering lore and amplified by countless campfire stories of triumph and tragedy. • • We opted for a relatively safe, easy peak by the standards here. And yet, before embarking, we found ourselves gripped, reading the tragic report of US guide Tyler Anderson’s death in a crevasse on the same peak, same route, that we’d be attempting. That report plus conversations with new friends on the 5-hr shuttle ride about their climb on Artesonraju the year prior, and their story about the team ahead of them getting pummeled by falling seracs and falling 800m to their deaths in front of their eyes... it certainly put me on ‘alert’ mode. For this climb, I would be, in a sense, guiding my girlfriend Martina and Hayley. It’s different than going off with a partner where both people sort of accept the nature of the game. I felt I couldn’t accept any risk on this climb. Zero. Irrational, perhaps, but honest. • • When we first set eyes on the peak, I saw what looked like an avalanche path down the gut - directly on route. Not a good sign. Once closer, it looked instead to have been a massive serac fall. Still deadly, but less menacing than avi risk. • • We started the climb at 4am. I led. It all felt pretty safe in the night. Lots of little crevasse hops, but nothing too big. The seracs seemed to be in a deep slumber. It all felt safe. • • 2/3rds of the way up Martina felt sick. She was having a hard time breathing, and thought she was going to pass out. She called it. We all went down. • Hayley and I thought we might be able to give it another go the next morning. The conditions and weather were excellent. We decided to wake up at 2am, and get to the summit for sunrise. Maximize safety in the cold morning hours, and also we had to catch a ride at noon, so we’d be hustling. • • Long story short, we succeeded. Martina is okay. And it all felt pretty safe. Except for the time I had to go poo in a crevasse. But that’s a story for another day.

rawmeyn Well done Ted! Happy everyone is safe. 👌🏼

felixinden Glad you are all safe. Respect

August 2019
Just got back to connectivity after 10 days circumnavigating the Huayhuash range in Peru with @martinatib and @hayoui. Many thanks to @blackdiamond for supporting this photoshoot, and to @killaexpeditions for helping to organize the logistics.•What a remarkable zone. Turquoise lakes bluer than the sky. Jagged snow covered mountains that look more fake than real. Like Hollywood logos created via CGI. Condors swooping most days. Foxes rummaging in the evenings. And long long days spent hiking at 15,000-18,000 feet, exploring every little Easter egg we could find on the map. Taking our time. Letting the place wash over us, until it lost its novelty, and started to feel like real life. •Maybe one day I’ll return to climb one of the beasts in the background. They certainly scared me, without any obvious weaknesses. Just a jumble of impassable glaciers and snowy fluted faces. Cornices so big that they had their own cornices. The definition of gnar gnar. Maybe one day.
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Just got back to connectivity after 10 days circumnavigating the Huayhuash range in Peru with @martinatib and @hayoui. Many thanks to @blackdiamond for supporting this photoshoot, and to @killaexpeditions for helping to organize the logistics. • What a remarkable zone. Turquoise lakes bluer than the sky. Jagged snow covered mountains that look more fake than real. Like Hollywood logos created via CGI. Condors swooping most days. Foxes rummaging in the evenings. And long long days spent hiking at 15,000-18,000 feet, exploring every little Easter egg we could find on the map. Taking our time. Letting the place wash over us, until it lost its novelty, and started to feel like real life. • Maybe one day I’ll return to climb one of the beasts in the background. They certainly scared me, without any obvious weaknesses. Just a jumble of impassable glaciers and snowy fluted faces. Cornices so big that they had their own cornices. The definition of gnar gnar. Maybe one day.

moonmountainman Yea those Peak are inspiring and terrifying.

tomklockerphoto Looks amazing 👌👌

August 2019
Photography can take on so many forms, can manifest so many different experiences. I’ve always thought of it as a passport to adventure, or a passport to the lifestyle that I want to live.•This is a pretty cool BTS video @ramblecontent made for @goalzero during their 10-year anniversary road trip. @brodyleven and I hammed it up in Alabama Hills. Well, mostly Brody 😉. Full video link in bio. •I feel a bit weird posting a BTS video about a posed down shoot, as the truth is that I probably shoot 75% of the time in a more natural, non-commercial, environment. Trying to climb big peaks, or desert splitters, or exploring untrodden corners of this world in a more documentary style. But it is true, and I don’t want to hide it, that posing down is an essential part of commercial photography. It is what it is ! Much love to everyone,
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Photography can take on so many forms, can manifest so many different experiences. I’ve always thought of it as a passport to adventure, or a passport to the lifestyle that I want to live. • This is a pretty cool BTS video @ramblecontent made for @goalzero during their 10-year anniversary road trip. @brodyleven and I hammed it up in Alabama Hills. Well, mostly Brody 😉. Full video link in bio. • I feel a bit weird posting a BTS video about a posed down shoot, as the truth is that I probably shoot 75% of the time in a more natural, non-commercial, environment. Trying to climb big peaks, or desert splitters, or exploring untrodden corners of this world in a more documentary style. But it is true, and I don’t want to hide it, that posing down is an essential part of commercial photography. It is what it is ! Much love to everyone,

goalzero 😂 this was a great morning.

everchanginghorizon Such a great documentation of the process 🙌🏼

July 2019
Rare footage of the most endangered whale on earth, the North American right whale. I captured this yesterday in the middle of Pacific Ocean, and can’t believe the rainbow created by its spout. These whales were almost whaled to extinction in the 19th century. In the mid 20th century illegal whaling kept the numbers down despite many efforts to resuscitate the population. Having seen a number of whales on our trip so far, I’ve noticed that most whales dive deep upon first sight of our boat. Whereas this whale, the right whale, hovered around the surface and near the boat for hours. We think that’s why they are endangered, and apparently is even where the name came from. Essentially they were the easiest targets in the whaling frenzy of a bygone era. A friend of mine sent me a note that @nrdc_org has launched a global campaign to save these magical creatures. Let us know if you want photos or footage, we’ve got a bunch now! Pretty stoked we were able to spend a few hours with this guy yesterday. #fromkurilswithlove•••@taylorfreesolo @renan_ozturk@jtkerby@tedhesser @rishisugla @tomorrow_unlocked @e_kaspersky @povel @_ryanhill_ @alejandroarango13 @ollyru999@donreverendo@vnbkam
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Rare footage of the most endangered whale on earth, the North American right whale. I captured this yesterday in the middle of Pacific Ocean, and can’t believe the rainbow created by its spout. These whales were almost whaled to extinction in the 19th century. In the mid 20th century illegal whaling kept the numbers down despite many efforts to resuscitate the population. Having seen a number of whales on our trip so far, I’ve noticed that most whales dive deep upon first sight of our boat. Whereas this whale, the right whale, hovered around the surface and near the boat for hours. We think that’s why they are endangered, and apparently is even where the name came from. Essentially they were the easiest targets in the whaling frenzy of a bygone era. A friend of mine sent me a note that @nrdc_org has launched a global campaign to save these magical creatures. Let us know if you want photos or footage, we’ve got a bunch now! Pretty stoked we were able to spend a few hours with this guy yesterday. #fromkurilswithlove • • • @taylorfreesolo @renan_ozturk @jtkerby @tedhesser @rishisugla @tomorrow_unlocked @e_kaspersky @povel @_ryanhill_ @alejandroarango13 @ollyru999 @donreverendo @vnbkam

charles_post Incredible 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

jtkerby so ridiculous every time I see it!

July 2019
This trip, to the Kuril Islands has been amazing. Trip of a lifetime. And yet, at times, I’ve struggled with my role on this trip. It’s hard to explain... and frankly I feel guilty even trying because I’m lucky as hell to even be here. But writing can help to clarify the mind so I’ll try.•To be here, on this trip, I needed to take on the role of AC and DIT for the film. For those who don’t know. A good AC is to cinema camera gear what a nascar service team is to a racecar. And DIT’ing is long hours of meticulous computer work, often while the boat goes through rough, vomit inducing waters while everyone else is sleeping. I needed to take on the grunt work, so that the creative team could be more freed up.•The opportunity to work directly with @renan_ozturk overshadowed any hesitations. I consider Renan to be a genius, and having worked with him over ten years ago in Nepal on a trip that very much planted the seed for my pursuit of this adventurous lifestyle, this whole trip seemed like a valuable opportunity for growth. Even if I wasn’t able to take a single photo.•As it turned out I’ve been able to function as second shooter a ton, DITing and ACing whenever possible, and shooting video on a Red Monstro most days. I haven’t taken many photos, which is unusual for me. But perhaps that is the transition. It’s been painful at times, being in the most beautiful zone on earth and not taking many photos. But when I look at the footage the whole team has captured, I do feel a swell of pride having been involved. I think this film could end up being something really special. The select bits of footage are drop-dead gorgeous. Planet earth style. And the story about @bigdaddivladi ‘s 30 year pursuit of scientific research in the area is deeply moving and relevant for the times we live in. •Here’s one photo I did manage to snap, of @chrisburkard, while on the summit of Ushishir island the other day. It was a glorious sunset. •With @taylorfreesolo @renan_ozturk@jtkerby@tedhesser @rishisugla @tomorrow_unlocked @e_kaspersky @povel @_ryanhill_ @alejandroarango13 @ollyru99@donreverendo@vnbkam
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This trip, to the Kuril Islands has been amazing. Trip of a lifetime. And yet, at times, I’ve struggled with my role on this trip. It’s hard to explain... and frankly I feel guilty even trying because I’m lucky as hell to even be here. But writing can help to clarify the mind so I’ll try. • To be here, on this trip, I needed to take on the role of AC and DIT for the film. For those who don’t know. A good AC is to cinema camera gear what a nascar service team is to a racecar. And DIT’ing is long hours of meticulous computer work, often while the boat goes through rough, vomit inducing waters while everyone else is sleeping. I needed to take on the grunt work, so that the creative team could be more freed up. • The opportunity to work directly with @renan_ozturk overshadowed any hesitations. I consider Renan to be a genius, and having worked with him over ten years ago in Nepal on a trip that very much planted the seed for my pursuit of this adventurous lifestyle, this whole trip seemed like a valuable opportunity for growth. Even if I wasn’t able to take a single photo. • As it turned out I’ve been able to function as second shooter a ton, DITing and ACing whenever possible, and shooting video on a Red Monstro most days. I haven’t taken many photos, which is unusual for me. But perhaps that is the transition. It’s been painful at times, being in the most beautiful zone on earth and not taking many photos. But when I look at the footage the whole team has captured, I do feel a swell of pride having been involved. I think this film could end up being something really special. The select bits of footage are drop-dead gorgeous. Planet earth style. And the story about @bigdaddivladi ‘s 30 year pursuit of scientific research in the area is deeply moving and relevant for the times we live in. • Here’s one photo I did manage to snap, of @chrisburkard, while on the summit of Ushishir island the other day. It was a glorious sunset. • With @taylorfreesolo @renan_ozturk @jtkerby @tedhesser @rishisugla @tomorrow_unlocked @e_kaspersky @povel @_ryanhill_ @alejandroarango13 @ollyru99 @donreverendo @vnbkam

moonmountainman Dude. Thanks for the insight into your trip. That's got to be hard, but damn such an amazing opportunity. Really enjoying your story from this trip. Thanks

roam You’re crushing it Ted. Without a doubt you’ll look back fondly on this journey

July 2019
Figure on a landscape. @renan_ozturk Shot this image of me cresting a ridge in Ushishir. Renaming our #fromkurilswithlove expedition to #droneclub. We’ve logged hundreds of flights so far. And lost a few drones in the process. Turns out that landing a fleet of drones on a moving ship made out of metal that interferes with all of the sensors in high winds can be a dicey enterprise :-/••@renan_ozturk @chrisburkard @rishisugla @jtkerby @povel@e_kaspersky @_ryanhill_@tomorrow_unlocked
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Figure on a landscape. @renan_ozturk Shot this image of me cresting a ridge in Ushishir. Renaming our #fromkurilswithlove expedition to #droneclub. We’ve logged hundreds of flights so far. And lost a few drones in the process. Turns out that landing a fleet of drones on a moving ship made out of metal that interferes with all of the sensors in high winds can be a dicey enterprise :-/ • • @renan_ozturk @chrisburkard @rishisugla @jtkerby @povel @e_kaspersky @_ryanhill_ @tomorrow_unlocked

roam Unreal destination Ted!

goalzero Epic!

July 2019
The arctic foxes on Ushishir Island would come right up to us without fear. This one napped through a full-blown paparazzi photo session with @renan_ozturk @chrisburkard @_ryanhill_ and I. We were playing a contortionist’s game of twister with our cameras and limbs, trying to frame the shot, only a few feet from the napping fox, and he just didn’t care. He went back to sleep. Lol. ...On to the next island chain through the night on the Afina ship with @taylorfreesolo @renan_ozturk@jtkerby@tedhesser @rishisugla @tomorrow_unlocked @e_kaspersky @povel @_ryanhill_ @alejandroarango13 @ollyru99@donreverendo@vnbkam
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The arctic foxes on Ushishir Island would come right up to us without fear. This one napped through a full-blown paparazzi photo session with @renan_ozturk @chrisburkard @_ryanhill_ and I. We were playing a contortionist’s game of twister with our cameras and limbs, trying to frame the shot, only a few feet from the napping fox, and he just didn’t care. He went back to sleep. Lol. . . . On to the next island chain through the night on the Afina ship with @taylorfreesolo @renan_ozturk @jtkerby @tedhesser @rishisugla @tomorrow_unlocked @e_kaspersky @povel @_ryanhill_ @alejandroarango13 @ollyru99 @donreverendo @vnbkam

July 2019
A @chrisburkard special. Chris and I explored the untrodden island of Ushishir yesterday, bushwhacking through chest-high thickets of lush grassy tundra. At times we were grabbing fistfuls of whatever was in reach, climbing near-vertical hillsides. I glissaded down, which actually worked despite all the foliage.•The summit was a spiritual experience. Volcanoes stretching as far as the eye can see. One recently erupted, a few others steaming. The ring of fire on full display. This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen by a long-shot. Feeling blessed that we have been so lucky with the weather, and all other elements combined, bringing us here to document these remote islands. ••@taylorfreesolo @renan_ozturk@jtkerby@tedhesser @rishisugla @tomorrow_unlocked @e_kaspersky @povel @_ryanhill_ @alejandroarango13 @ollyru99@donreverendo@vnbkam
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A @chrisburkard special. Chris and I explored the untrodden island of Ushishir yesterday, bushwhacking through chest-high thickets of lush grassy tundra. At times we were grabbing fistfuls of whatever was in reach, climbing near-vertical hillsides. I glissaded down, which actually worked despite all the foliage. • The summit was a spiritual experience. Volcanoes stretching as far as the eye can see. One recently erupted, a few others steaming. The ring of fire on full display. This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen by a long-shot. Feeling blessed that we have been so lucky with the weather, and all other elements combined, bringing us here to document these remote islands. • • @taylorfreesolo @renan_ozturk @jtkerby @tedhesser @rishisugla @tomorrow_unlocked @e_kaspersky @povel @_ryanhill_ @alejandroarango13 @ollyru99 @donreverendo @vnbkam

marion_haerty Beautiful 😍

July 2019
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We experienced the beauty of life and death yesterday. In the morning we got in the zodiacs and visited a beautiful rookery teaming with healthy sea life, and then traveled to our next destination, a volcanic island that exploded only 3 weeks ago. We believe we are the second people to view the island, the first being the same boat we are on only 2 days after the initial explosion. The island had been the largest fulmar nesting grounds in the pacific, but their nesting grounds were destroyed by the volcano. Once verdant, the island now was covered in ash, with no hope for sea lions or fulmars or puffins or any number of species who used to lived there. As we approached, literally hundreds of thousands of fulmars circled our boat, like a battle scene in a Michael Bay alien invasion style Hollywood movie. It took us some time to realize the fulmars no longer had a home. No longer had nests, and no longer had their young. It was ecologically apocalyptic. Then it started to sink in, how there probably were indicators that the volcano would blow, how it progressed slowly, with pressure building for hundreds if not thousands of years, and then a sudden irreversible phase change. It hit us emotionally how similar this is to climate change for us humans. How phase changes relating to permafrost methane bogs, or ocean acidification, or species extinction, or the Antarctic ice sheet, will undergone geologically and ecologically sudden phase changes, and how we as a species will suffer from it. How these phase changes are already occurring. The metaphor weighed heavy. These images don’t really do justice to the experience, but that’s because we were mostly focused on filming. Looking forward to the day I can share more of the story and footage with everyone. #fromkurilswithlove shot in collaboration with a big team of amazing humans: @renan_ozturk @chrisburkard @taylorfreesolo @_ryanhill_ @e_kaspersky @povel @rishisugla @jtjerby @tomorrow_unlocked @kasperskylab

muenchmax Strong. And so important to see that everything is connected. I can't wait to watch the clips and to spread the word.

rawmeyn Living the dream 🙌🏼

July 2019
A volcano on a lake, inside the caldera of another volcano, floating on an island in the middle of the pacific. This place is just unreal... setting a timelapse up there the other night, I fell asleep on a lush, cushiony hillside, thinking this must be what heaven feels like.••Internet and computer time are in short supply as we continue our journey across these islands for the next 10 days. Documenting the fragile marine ecosystem with climate change ecologists, and making a documentary film in the process. Making the film is our primary focus, working hard each day with an incredible team of talented friends. ••@chrisburkard @taylorfreesolo @renan_ozturk@e_kaspersky@povel@jtkerby @rishisugla@_ryanhill_@tomorrow_unlocked
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A volcano on a lake, inside the caldera of another volcano, floating on an island in the middle of the pacific. This place is just unreal... setting a timelapse up there the other night, I fell asleep on a lush, cushiony hillside, thinking this must be what heaven feels like. • • Internet and computer time are in short supply as we continue our journey across these islands for the next 10 days. Documenting the fragile marine ecosystem with climate change ecologists, and making a documentary film in the process. Making the film is our primary focus, working hard each day with an incredible team of talented friends. • • @chrisburkard @taylorfreesolo @renan_ozturk @e_kaspersky @povel @jtkerby @rishisugla @_ryanhill_ @tomorrow_unlocked

roam Can’t wait to see this trip!

felixinden Dreamteam right there can only be a gorgeous result coming. Looking forward to it

July 2019
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