Michael Clark@michaelclarkphoto

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

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Michael Clark

Sun over winter sand...or in this case gypsum. I probably post way too many images of @whitesandsnps but it is just so photogenic. #hasselbladholidays18 @hasselblad #whitesands #whitesandsnationalmonument


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@miles_daisher of the @redbullairforce opting for a wingsuit backflip off the top of the Titan in the Fisher Towers. This image is a composite of a dozen or so images stitched together with no cropping after the stitch. Jumping off a 1,000-foot Tower is indeed quite serious but for Miles he always has to take it up a notch. Always fun working with Miles and the Red Bull Air Force. @redbull #redbull #redbullairforce #thetitan #fishertowers #utah


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@kai_lenny dropping in at Peahi (a.k.a. JAWS) earlier this year. This was one of the first waves of that January morning — that I shot at least — and Kai was ripping down the face of just about every 70-foot wave that rolled in putting on a master class in big wave surfing. Can’t wait for this winter and more giant waves! #peahi #jaws #maui #hawaii #bigwavesurfing


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Michael Clark

Honored to work with @merrell on the #OneTrail campaign that just launched a few days ago. For this campaign Merrell worked with 50 photographers in all 50 states who all captured images of hikers out on the trail on September 1st, 2018. The resulting images are an amazing snapshot of the diverse range of people out there enjoying America’s trails. The timing on the launch of this is also quite perfect—especially at this moment after an election. We all have much more in common than otherwise. Thanks to #Merrell for celebrating that which brings us together and gives us joy. For New Mexico, I chose the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, which as can be seen in these images has a wild slot canyon. My thanks also to @camp4collective for all the hard work they went through wrangling each of us on this project and pulling it all together. Last but not least, a huge debt of thanks to Rachel de la Torre, Sharon Anne Henderson and and Matthaios Tzanakis for coming out with me for the shoot! #onetrail


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Michael Clark

While driving home from my last assignment — and returning from others this summer — it has hit me that there is something magical about the landscape here in New Mexico, where I have been based for the last 23 years. I have driven through some serious storms returning home over the last few months. On this last trip I saw the most vibrant rainbow I have ever seen and it was a quadruple rainbow, which I have never seen before. It was sadly raining cats and dogs on the Interstate when I saw these rainbows and there was nowhere to pull over. New Mexico doesn’t have as many steep mountains as in Colorado, the landscape here is more subtle — even though we do have high peaks. One of the big reasons I moved here to start my photography career so many years ago is the light. It is very dramatic. Similar to the south of France, the hue of the light here is unbelievable—in that sometimes a photo of that light doesn’t seem real even if the colors are accurate. I have had more than one photo editor call me up and ask if the tourquoise color of the sky in my image was accurate as they went to print for the cover of a magazine. Shooting at sunset is also very difficult because the warm light is so intense that it makes a tree appear as if it is on fire—and replicating that light with a camera is difficult. So, without further ado, here is an ode to my home state. #riograndenationalmonument #plazablanca #tsankawi #whitesands #sangredecristos #santafe


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@millerd13 working the moves on Homoculus (5.14a/b) at Rifle Mountain Park near Rifle, Colorado. @elinchrom_ltd #elinchromadventureschool #rifle #riflemountainpark @hasselblad_official #rockclimbing


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Michael Clark

Form a shoot a few years ago with the @redbullairforce here is a series of images we captured out at the Fisher Towers in Utah.
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The first image is of @jtholmesjr and @sketchyandylewis B.A.S.E. jumping off the Titan.
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The second image is of @miles_daisher B.A.S.E. jumping off the Kingfisher Tower.
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The third image is JT Holmes, Andy Lewis, and Miles Daisher all B.A.S.E. jumping off the Kingfisher Tower.
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And the final image is of yours truly high up on an adjacent cliff with a huge lens capturing the action. #redbull #fishertowers #utah #redbullairforce #basejumping


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Michael Clark

Shadows and tall trees. Big Tesuque. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Circa 1998. #santafe #bigtesuque #newmexico
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Also announcing my annual fall Fine Art Print Sale. Get 25% off any of my prints through December 31, 2018. Check my latest blog post for more details. Link in bio.


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Michael Clark

A smattering of dirt track racing images from the Uranium Capital Speedway in Milan, New Mexico captured on Saturday, October 6th, 2018. Thanks to @graysonschaffer and @ryanheff7 of @talwegcreative for letting me come out and pouch a few stills while they are working on a long term motion project. It was pretty cool to see them in action. If you don't know Talweg Creative check out their work. They are doing some top-notch motion/video work these days for huge clients. I was testing out the new Nikon Z7 while shooting the races and this is about the best torture test I could image to see how that camera does in low-light with fast moving subjects. #newmexico #dirttrack #nikonz7 @nikonusa #z7


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Michael Clark

@danny_macaskill throwing a tail whip on the USS Midway during an photo shoot for @redbull in San Diego. Danny was only a foot or so from the eighty-foot drop down to the main deck. Before going up to this spot he told me, “I am more comfortable on my bike than I am on my own two feet.” I wasn’t sure I believed him at the time but after this trick and all the other ones we captured that day it was quite apparent he was right. After years of seeing so many amazing videos of Danny, I feel quite blessed to have met him and to have photographed him. #dannymacaskill #redbull #ussmidway #sandiego


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Jonathan Finch, decked out in @patagonia fly-fishing gear, posing for a portrait on the Bitterroot River just south of Lolo, Montana. Pulling off images like this in-camera where there is no Photoshop so that they don’t look Photoshop’d can be tricky. Typically these types of portrait panos are shot in a studio and then pasted onto a background. The original image includes his feet and the ground, but I just liked the feel of this panoramic crop. Captured with a @hasselblad H5D 50c WiFi and a 100mm lens using @elinchrom_ltd ELB 1200 strobe kit. @patagonia_flyfish #flyfishing #hasselblad #elinchrom #montana


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Michael Clark

It is starting to get cold. Snow is on the way. Soon we’ll be making turns in deep powder….or at least that is the hope. Everyone around here seems to think it is going to be a good winter this year. Fingers crossed they are right. The Aspens need a good one up high. Paloma Gonzales skiing in Shane's Glade on a very snowy day at Angel Fire Resort at Angel Fire, New Mexico. #powder #angelfire #skiing #pow @angel_fire_resort


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