Renan Ozturk@renan_ozturk

@thenorthface climber // @natgeo @sonyalpha photojournalist // @camp4collective commercial director // landscape painter at heart 😊

1,773 posts 874,856 followers 1,620 following

Renan Ozturk

Missing this intrepid one @taylorfreesolo. Can we go on another vacation soon? Like the Christmas you wrangled me into carrying massive loads across Iceland’s interior following a group of young explorers finding their limits on a self-supported crossing... #thecoldestcrossing @sonyalphagear @thenorthface


Renan Ozturk

In this case study of the @joshuatreenps ‘so high’ boulder I closed the sketchbook before the paint dried and it turned out looking like some kind of Rorschach psychological test. #sketchbook #art #beautyintheunexpected


Renan Ozturk

So excited for my buddy @pedromcbride on the broadcast release of his film on @natgeochannel ! ~

Visual Poem by @pedromcbride (Sound on) // Grand Canyon National Park turns 100 next week — a landmark in modern history yet a blip in its cultural and geologic past. To celebrate and look ahead to another century of conservation, I had fun teaming up with the literary skills of @kevinfedarkoauthor and the @grandcanyontrust making this visual sonnet. To see more footage, tune into my feature length film, “Into the Grand Canyon” tomorrow night (Feb 21) on @natgeochannel 8/7c. #happybirthday #grandcanyon #publiclands #nationalparks #intothecanyon #intothegrandcanyon #humility #nature #petemcbride


Renan Ozturk

Congrats @irish_goodbye @rabbitfootstudios and for telling a compelling native story in the outdoor space! See @irish_goodbye bio for a link to the film! ~

More words by @irish_goodbye —>
Proud to see ‘Navajo Son’ out in the world finally. It was a bucket list experience tagging along with @derrickbegay for a week on his home turf. He’s the undisputed Hero of The Navajo Nation, an all around badass, and hell of a good guy. Check out his film @vice or @yeti if you get a chance. Hats off to @rabbitfootstudios and @jeffbednarz for bringing it to life. 📸 by the super talented @jamie_rvso


Renan Ozturk

#NatGeo100Contest // So cool that @Natgeo hit 100 million followers - as a brand that gives the voice of the channel directly to its photographers. ~

As a thanks, they are having a photo contest for the next 24 hours only. To submit, simply post your most Nat Geo inspired photo on your feed using the hashtag #NatGeo100Contest. The top 10 photos will be posted on @natgeo and the winner gets a photo trip to Tanzania. Good luck! ~ [Pictured here is an unpublished near frame from our #thelasthoneyhunter @natgeo story and film]


Renan Ozturk

Winter alpenglow in the Italian Alps reminding me why we suffer for such experiences. It’s not only to take in the glorious metaphysics ourselves but to continually make an effort to convey it to others. ~
Lucky to be in this place last week with such an all star crew of climbers and creatives. Stay tuned for more from this project later this month! ~

@jongriffithphotography @bencroftguide @allyswinton @paulswailmountainguide @rudy.le @outdoor.jake @ssklyn @camp4collective @sonyalpha (a7riii with my 35mm 1.4) @adorama @manfrottoimaginemore


Renan Ozturk

As the US government has declared a state of emergency a small group of rogue adventurers have responded with a powerful short film coming soon. ~

An act of solidarity to stand with the people of both of these lands. To cross the imaginary line that divides us and the governing bodies that fight to seperate us. ~

Follow @kylor and team as it all comes together!!


Renan Ozturk

Old school art created on the ice of the 4,000ft thick Ruth Glacier of the Alaska Range. Hard to squeeze the scale of this place onto a canvas (even if it was 8ft wide like this one) and then crop it into an insta post but love sharing imagery from this place. @sanctityofspace #art #alaska #ruthgorge ~

See the full non-cropped art on my site - // link in bio


Renan Ozturk

Morning rituals of the remote northern jungles if Burma. I cherish these ‘fly on the wall’ moments of mountain approaches just as much as the climbing itself #myanmarclimb @thenorthface @natgeo - [shot on first gen @sonyalpha a7s w/24-70 f4 run and fun lens iso 6400 // 1/100 sec // f4 // 24mm]


Renan Ozturk

Chamonix antics the last few day with friends old and new. Love the energy from this crew keeping it fun in the face of any conditions! ~

@jongriffithphotography @bencroftguide @ssklyn @allyswinton @pjswail @allyswinton @necdetturhanofficial @adorama #shittalkingbrits #titanic


Renan Ozturk

Sketchbook image from our classic @thenorthface expedition to Morocco’s Taghia Gorge with @kephoto and team. During the trip I did a giant mural in one of the local school buildings. I left all of my supplies including the set of multicolored sharpies out overnight and when I came back that had disappeared. I was pretty angry that all of my colors were gone when I was putting so much effort into making a piece of art for the community. The elders assured me no one would steal my markers but it was pretty clear that it had happened because kids had graffitied all over the village with them. In the end I took it in stride and finished the mural with the materials I had. Word on the street is that it still stands in the classroom almost a decade later! #art #sharpiethiefs #reciprocity


Renan Ozturk

Windswept spaces of Patagonia. No joke that this was witnessed after two weeks with 3hrs of sleep a night keeping up with @chrisburkard on a shoot last year. Gotta cherish these delirious moments at the fringes when the landscape just keeps feeding you energy to push on. #patagonia @sonyalpha @adorama