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.
Autumn is officially here, which means gourds, an explosion of colors in nature, spooky children and candy sugar comas for many adults. In this month’s new images, you can reminisce on the summer with ice cold beers on a beach, fly fishing in Lake Tahoe, or SUP with friends in Florida. Or, if you’re like most of our photographers and like the winter, you can make tracks at a ski resort in Bend, Oregon, trek on glaciers in Alaska, do yoga on summits in BC, or eat pizza in the Dolomites.
You can travel to rainforests in Kauai, watch the northern lights in Lofoten, highline in Joshua Tree, canoe in Canyonlands National Park, drink tea on a rooftop in Marrakech, fly-fish on the Kennebec in Maine, marvel at the pageantry of a parade in the Philippines, or escape to a secluded lake in New Zealand.
See all that, plus a man fishing while riding a horse and swashbucklers under an aurora at Banff National Park, in this month’s curated gallery of outdoor imagery: http://www.auroraphotos.com/result?webseries_id=22142
PDN just announced the 2016 winners of The Great Outdoors photography contest in categories including Action/Adventure, Landscapes, Beaches/Underwater, and Wildlife/Insects. Open to both pro and amateur shooters, The Great Outdoors contest celebrates the beautiful vistas, diverse wildlife and adventure that make our planet so unique.
We’re excited to share that several Aurora photographers, which we entered into the contest, were selected as winners in 3 out of the 4 professional categories including Sean Naugle who won the Grand prize in the Professional Action/Adventure category.
Our first place winners included Paul Zizka in the Landscapes category and Sergio Villalba in the Beaches/Underwater category. Chris Schmid and Chris Ross were also selected as winners in the Action/Adventure and Beaches/Underwater categories. Additionally, 3 more of our photographers, Adam Clark, Krystle Wright and Alasdair Turner won with their own independent entries in the Action/Adventure and Wildlife/Insects categories, respectively.
Although it’s always a challenge to select only a few pieces to submit from our photographers’ great body of imagery it’s also extremely rewarding and validating to have their fantastic work recognized on such a big stage by a wide variety of judges.
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Check out our photographers’ winning imagery below and browse the entire winner’s gallery here.
Grand Prize Winner: Sean Naugle
First Place Professional, Landscapes: Paul Zizka
First Place Professional, Beaches/Underwater: Sergio Villalba
Winner Professional, Action/Adventure: Chris Schmid
Winner Professional, Beaches/Underwater: Chris Ross
Winner Professional, Action/Adventure: Adam Clark
Winner Professional, Action/Adventure: Krystle Wright
Winner Professional, Landscapes and Wildlife/Insects: Alasdair Turner
Temperatures are cooling down, but things are heating up over here, with an air of competition to our new images for September! There’s the story of a 750-mile boat race from Washington to Alaska, and a longboard slalom competition in Moscow. We’ve got athletes hardcore training with weights and CrossFit, or running outdoors to stay in shape, and excitable fans at a soccer match in Brazil. Continuing around the world, we’ve got imagery from volcanoes in Indonesia, epic landscapes in Banff, mountaineering in Iceland, rock climbing in South Africa, snowboarding in Japan, and intense battles with wind in New Zealand.
See all of the best in outdoor living and exotic travel, plus secret underground tunnels, free diving at night in Lake Tahoe, and some spooky images in time for Halloween in this month’s curated gallery embracing the outdoors: http://www.auroraphotos.com/result?webseries_id=14734