New Images for October

Man Stands On The Niblet, Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

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

Aurora Photographers Win Big in PDN’s Great Outdoors Contest

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

Professional kiteboarder Matt Thames catches huge air in the backcountry near Fairfield, Idaho.
Professional kiteboarder Matt Thames catches huge air in the backcountry near Fairfield, Idaho.

First Place Professional, Landscapes: Paul Zizka

Ice climbing under the aurora borealis in Athabasca, Canada.
Ice climbing under the aurora borealis in Athabasca, Canada.

First Place Professional, Beaches/Underwater: Sergio Villalba

A woman ducks under a wave.
A woman ducks under a wave.

Winner Professional, Action/Adventure: Chris Schmid

An aerial shot of a surfer, captured above Brazil's Praia Mole beach in Florianopolis.
An aerial shot of a surfer, captured above Brazil’s Praia Mole beach in Florianopolis.

Winner Professional, Beaches/Underwater: Chris Ross

Offshore fishermen catching sailfish and dolphin fish in the waters off Guatemala
Offshore fishermen catching sailfish and dolphin fish in the waters off Guatemala

Winner Professional, Action/Adventure: Adam Clark

Sage Cattabriga-Alosa descends the Neacola Mountains in Alaska.
Sage Cattabriga-Alosa descends the Neacola Mountains in Alaska.

Winner Professional, Action/Adventure: Krystle Wright

Steph Davis ascends The Joker 5.12d near Moab, Utah.
Steph Davis ascends The Joker 5.12d near Moab, Utah.

Winner Professional, Landscapes and Wildlife/Insects: Alasdair Turner

A crack runs across the surface of the Ross Sea in Antarctica
A crack runs across the surface of the Ross Sea in Antarctica
A weddell seal in a breathing hole in the sea ice of the Ross Sea, Antarctica.
A weddell seal in a breathing hole in the sea ice of the Ross Sea, Antarctica.

 

 

New Images for September

Shadow Of People On Football Pitch During Night Time

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

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