Michael Clark@michaelclarkphoto

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

www.michaelclarkphoto.com/

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Michael Clark

It is that time of year again. The Aspens are already turning gold. Maybe winter will come early this year! This shot is from last fall when the Aspens were going off up on Kebler Pass above Crested Butte. #keblerpass #aspens #crestedbutte #colorado @hasselblad_official #hasselblad


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Last week, during the @summitworkshops adventure photography course we camped up on top of the Snow King resort. At sunrise the next morning the Grand Teton had only a tiny window through the clouds where it was lit with warm light. Check out the time-lapse to see how the clouds and light moved after sunrise. #wyoming #grandtetons #summitworkshops @nikonusa #nikon


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@rushsturges dropping into the Chaos rapid on the Little White Salmon river in Washington state. This smaller rapid is actually much more dangerous than the larger waterfall above. Good times with a great crew including @rafaortizkayak and @liamfield9 last year for the #lightingthespirit campaign for @elinchrom_ltd and @redbullphotography #spiritfalls #elinchrom #whitewaterkayaking #redbullphotography @redbull


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The Tetons reflected in the Snake River at Schwabachers Landing in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Today, I am heading back to Jackson, Wyoming to teach at the @summitworkshops Adventure Photography workshop for the next week. This will be my first time teaching with my peers at this workshop. Looking forward to seeing the crew and meeting all the participants. And hoping 🙏🏼 the smoke from the fires is not too bad. #wyoming #adventurephotographyworkshop #jacksonhole #summitworkshops #summitadventure


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The endless tube. Pipeline. Oahu north shore. #pipe #pipeline #northshore #oahu #hawaii #bigwavesurfing #surfing


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The @patriotsjetteam at the 2018 Yuma Air Show in Yuma, Arizona. This images was captured using a @gopro camera on the vertical stabilizer while shooting on assignment for @methodseven earlier this year. For the aerial stuff especially, where a larger camera would be very dangerous and disturb the airflow over the wings the GoPro creates some incredible images. My thanks to the Patriot Jet Team crew for helping me mount the GoPros and for the access. #patriotjetteam #yumaairshow2018 #gopro #patriots #methodseven


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Joe Nodeland sea kayaking in, around and through the tiny Wedge Islands not far from the Johnstone Straight near Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
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Somehow I always wrote off sea kayaking as a boring endeavor. it wasn’t until I went on a sea kayaking trip with my buddy @tonyhoare7707 that I realized just how amazing it is glide across the ocean silently. I have never had such a connection with nature as I did while sea kayaking. On this trip we had whales breaching nearby, dolphins racing down a corridor of island channels, salmon hopping right up onto your spray skirt, sea lions coming over to check you out and a feeling of harmony with the environment. We were just yet another creature out on the water like everything else around us. If you have never sea kayaked, I highly recommend it—especially in a gorgeous area like Vancouver Island. #vancouverisland #seakayaking #johnstonestrait #canada #britishcolumbia


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@rafaortizkayak dropping the spirit. Another shot from the Lighting the Spirit campaign for @elinchrom_ltd and @redbullphotography last year. I don’t miss the hike down to Spirit Falls with 90-pound backpacks. #spiritfalls #littlewhitesalmon #washington #elinchrom #elinchromelb1200 #redbullphotography @redbull


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Back in the early stages of my career around 2001 or so, I met with Rob Haggart @aphotoeditor when he was the Photo Editor at Outside Magazine. In one of our meetings he told me flat out, “You adventure photographers can’t light your way out of a paper bag.” Honest insight like that was rare — and is still rare these days. He was right, at least in terms of my lighting skills, I was terrified of using flashes. His advice was to buy a Hasselblad and some lights and figure it out so I could produce decent portraits. Until I could come back from an assignment with excellent portraits I wasn’t worth hiring — he’d rather send the fashion photographers on an adventure assignment. I took that to heart and over the last fifteen years or more I have been working on both my lighting and portraiture intensively. The image above of Owen Haggard was shot during a studio session a few years ago. We were working to create dark, moody lighting and experimented with a lot of different looks. I like to think I have come a long, long ways since those early days. Thanks to @elinchrom_ltd for their sponsorship and support all these years. @hasselblad #hasselblad #elinchrom #portrait #owenhaggard


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Ready for winter? I can’t wait for ice climbing and skiing. Earlier this year I worked with the amazing @dawnglanc yet again and we made some super cool new ice climbing images. Here’s another one from that shoot where she is cruising up a very rarely climbed fang in the deep dark heart of the ice park. I have wanted to photograph this feature for years and finally made it happen. More on this shoot to come soon... #ouray #colorado #iceclimbing #ourayicepark @hasselblad #hasselblad #elinchrom @elinchrom_ltd


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Only a few days left on the @tribesontheedge Kickstarter campaign created by @celinescousteau to help finish up the Tribes on the Edge movie and also help start the activism initiative. Non other than @damienrice is creating music for the movie. Please consider giving any amount to help us make our goal for the movie so we can share this compelling story of remote tribes in the Amazon. See the link in my profile.
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These are a few more still images from various part of the Vale do Javari in north western Brazil. The last image is of @vanalphenvisuals working away in one of the huts backing up images and charging batteries. We had 48 cases and literally a ton of gear with us. We were like aliens landing on another planet. #tribesontheedge #valedojavari #amazon #brazil #indigenous #celinecousteau


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Natural bridges in the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor along the southern Oregon coast. This section of coastline is phenomenally beautiful and rugged. One of these days it would be fun to go back and hike the whole corridor - we just didn’t have time on this trip. #oregon #samuelhboardman #naturalbridges #oregoncoast #hasselblad @hasselblad


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