Category Archives: This Just In

New Images for June

Mountain biker jumping in bend of trail in forest

Our photographers caught the travel bug this month! You can travel around the world with us, from slack-line in Rio de Janeiro to desert exploration in Erg Chebbi, Morocco. Take a polar-plunge in Antarctica (or kayak if you prefer and see penguins) or swim in the warmer waters near Cinque Terre. Follow along as we pack-raft through Laos, stopping at villages that have to relocate due to dam construction along the way, ascend Kilimanjaro, rock-climb in Malta, or visit the Taj Mahal.

You can also meet a tobacco farmer, lobsterman, cowboy, Costa Rican tour guide, Icelandic ponies and an ibex in this month’s newest images:

New Images for April

JeanLouis Wertz on ropes in Apichavai 8a+. Venezuela expedition "jungle jamming" to Amuri tepuy and Tuyuren waterfalls, with Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Stephane Hanssens and Jean louis Wertz. The team free climb to new climbingroutes on the Tepuy, which is 3 days of walk to the village of Yunek near Santa helena and the salto angel(canaima).Spring is here, and our photographers have been busy traveling and adventuring! From Nepal to Cappadocia, Alabama Hills to Slovenia, and everywhere in between, they’ve been capturing local culture and having fun!

In case you already miss the snow and cold, we’ve got skiing in Utah, Argentina and Norway, ice climbing in New Hampshire, and snowy scenes in Yosemite. For everyone else, there’s signs of spring and summer, and it’s time to get outside for your workouts. Maybe that’s using city structures as fitness equipment rather than obstacles, yoga in a field, or running (with or without beers in hand!) For traditionalists, we’ve got tons of outdoor activities: surfing, high-line, camping, hiking, sailing, canoeing, cycling, paddleboarding and a rock-climbing excursion to Venezuela!

See all that, plus a nosy heron and a lizard getting tickled, in this month’s curated gallery of outdoor imagery:

New Images for December

Professional Windsurfer Jumping Over The Waves Of The Faroe Islands

Holiday spirit is full blown, as December brings family and friends together for celebrations and introspective moments. Our photographers spent last month being thankful for the adventures they get to have in the outdoor world, as we have new images of skateboarders in Poland, skiers on top of mountains in Chile, mountain biking in Moab, exploring Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, camping in Alaska and discovering shells on the shore of Tasmania. If that’s not adventurous enough, there’s windsurfing off the Faroe Islands, snowmobiling in Vail, rescue techniques in Denali National Park, crack climbing in Utah and crossing over crevasses via ladders in Nepal.

You can travel around the globe, dig for clams, chill out and practice yoga or read a book by your tent, surrounded by nature. From sailing to caving, SUP boards to snow boards, northern Maine to Spain and everywhere in between, here is this month’s curated gallery of outdoor imagery:

Thank you Veterans

SAN DIEGO, CA: Sailors and Marines stand under a huge American flag before the start of the San Diego Chargers 2006 playoff football game at Qualcomm stadium in San Diego.
SAN DIEGO, CA: Sailors and Marines stand under a huge American flag before the start of the San Diego Chargers 2006 playoff football game at Qualcomm stadium in San Diego. Photo by Robert Benson

Today Aurora salutes all veterans. We want to take a moment to especially honor and thank the veterans in our contributor ranks for their service, and to all the military photographers for everything that they do in the name of truth and country. Thank you to Aaron Ansarov, Tom Sperduto, Stacy Pearsall, Patrick Scholz, and the countless others.