Michael Clark@michaelclarkphoto

Internationally published, award-winning adventure photographer. @NatGeoTravel contributor. Live Passionately. Push it to the edge. Prints available.


Some days you just have to get out and explore. A self-portrait from a slot canyon in Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument near the Cochiti Pueblo in northern New Mexico. #tentrocks #kashakatuwe #kashakatuwenationalmonument #newmexico #hasselblad


Those tiny dots on the lower left side of the giant gash are climbers on the route Space Shot in Zion National Park, Utah. This image is a blast from the past but still holds up well. Here on Instagram it is hard to see the climbers — this image reads better in a large print format. #zion #zionnationalpark #utah @nikonusa #35mmfilm #nikon #rockclimbing #bigwallclimbing #spaceshot


A behind the scenes still pulled from 6K video captured by @therealbillstengel on an ice climbing shoot a few months ago for the @elinchrom_ltd adventure school. On this shoot we were working with @dawnglanc in the Ouray Ice Park in Ouray, Colorado. The video should be out soon hopefully and then I can post some of the images. For most of my assignments I have to hold the images back until the client uses them, which means I hold them under my hat for months, sometimes years even for some projects. More to come...
@ourayicepark #dawnglanc #elinchrom #elinchromelb1200 #colorado @hasselblad #hasselblad #elinchromadventureschool


Another image from my assignment with Method Seven Sunglasses (@m7skyoptics) last month where I worked with the @patriotsjetteam this past weekend at the Yuma Air Show. These new sunglasses are incredibly good, and incorporate technology resurrected from World War II and perfected with modern research. Such a blast hanging out with ex-Thunderbird and Blue Angel pilots who are now the only civilian jet team of this caliber in the United States. In this image Scott "Banker” Ind sits in jet 6 adjusting the controls before takeoff. #arizona #patriotsjetteam #methodseven #fighterjets


Floating on air. Honza Rejmanek training for the X-Alps race above the Point if the Mountain near Salt Lake City, Utah. #paragliding #honzarejmanek #utah #pointofthemountain @redbull @redbullxalps


@brandonmcmahon taking a moment for a portrait while fly fishing on the Bitterroot river near Missoula, Montana. Thanks for all your help assisting this week Brandon! #missoula #montana #flyfishing


Rush Sturges (@rushsturges) launching over Spirit Falls on the Little White Salmon river in Washington state. While Hanging from a rope to get to this position Rush was only four feet away from me when this image was captured. He ran the 40-foot waterfall ten times this day. The next morning he said that he was quite sore and that each drop was like being in a car accident and takes a pretty huge toll physically. #whitewaterkayaking #lightingthespirit #rushsturges #littlewhitesalmonriver #washington @elinchrom_ltd @redbullphotography


Ghost figures. While capturing the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta years ago I looked for an opportunity to photograph shadowy figures from inside a hot air ballon and with luck and a little preparation got this image. It speaks to people in different ways but still resonates loudly with many. #hotairballoon #albuquerqueballoonfiesta #newmexico #shadowfigures @nikonusa #nikon


Air time at Rocky Point on the north shore of Oahu. Just announced: The 2019 Surfing Photography Workshop on the north shore of Oahu with @brianbielmann and myself. Dates: February 21-24, 2019. Check my most recent blog post at blog.michaelclarkphoto.com for more details. #rockypoint #oahu #northshore #surfingphotographyworkshop #brianbielmann #surfing


A surfer (not sure who this is) dropping in at Peahi, aka JAWS, on Sunday, January 14, 2018 during a massive swell on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii. Amazingly this is a vertical crop out of a 46 MP Nikon D850 shot and it is still 26 MP. Surfing shots don’t always work that great as verticals but this one seems to hold its own. I am putting together my Spring 2018 Newsletter right now and in it I am writing a story about this day and my experience shooting at Peahi. So glad I made it out there! #peahi #jaws #maui #hawaii #bigwavesurfing #nikon @nikonusa


Haj Khalsa rappelling off Learning to Crawl (5.11) on Bridget Jack Mesa in Indian Creek, Utah. Indian Creek is still one of my favorite climbing areas. It is a big part of why I moved to Santa Fe, NM to be close to this crag. Every time I go I get my butt kicked on routes here. Nothing like racking up with 15 #2 Camelot’s. #utah #indiancreek #rockclimbing #crackclimbing #bridgermesa @nikonusa #nikon


I am very happy to announce that I will be back at @creativelive in the Seattle studio on April 16th and 17th teaching an in-depth two-day class on digital workflow. The class, entitled The Professional Photographer’s Digital Workflow, will cover everything from image capture to the final print. This is not just a class on how to process your images, it is a detailed class for any and all photographers looking to take their photography to a whole new level, stay organized and make sure that they are getting the best possible image quality. More info on my blog. See the link in my profile.
This image: Tony Hoare sea kayaking in and around the White Cliff Islands in the Queen Charlotte Sound near Telegraph Cove, Canada. #canada #seakayaking #creativelive #digitalworkflow


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