Our photographers are solitary in many ways, and their adventures are often only shared with one or two others. Despite the number of solitary subjects in Au Vol. 7, there are connections being made in every image, on every page. The moments captured reveal the triangular nature of outdoor photography: the connection between the subject, nature, and the photographer. When Rob Hammer captures a solo trail runner cutting across a lonely ridge, or Alasdair Turner photographs a young couple sharing a first canoe trip on an Alaskan lake on their wedding day, Aurora contributors connect us from our far away places to the beauty of man (and woman) exploring nature, and making connections of their own. It’s why Michael Wilson hiked the Appalachian Trail and took portraits of the people he met along the way, and why Craig Moore goes out to stand up paddle on Lake McDonald at sunrise. They take us where we’d like to go and introduce us to who we’d like to meet, and in that way, we are all connected.
Immerse yourself in some of our best imagery: https://issuu.com/auroraphotos/docs/au-vol-7
December is here, and with it comes our photographers’ favorite time of year. Winter! Our newest images are full of skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing, avalanche testing, snowmobiles, Antarctica, alpine rescue, and aerials of ice. You get the picture. If you’re NOT quite ready to have frozen eyelashes, there’s also high-line athletes in the Dolomites, close-up animal encounters, serene landscapes, fitness, fly-fishing, mountain biking, warmer locales like Hawaii and Brazil, a Mayan ball game called Pok Ta Pok, and Grand Canyon adventures.
There’s even a picture of our newest office dog, Quincy! See all this, and more, at http://www.auroraphotos.com/result?webseries_id=14734
October and November are months of transition, and our recent images reflect that. For some, it’s a transition from warmer days to snow and cold, and making sure they get in every single possible beach day, outdoor run, wave to surf and cliff to jump. For others, it’s about getting in better shape and finding the motivation to be as physically fit as possible, through strenuous outdoor activities or grueling feats of strength in Crossfit. For one photographer, it’s an expectant wife and the possibilities of teaching the child the joys of nature. There’s also the destruction caused by the pine beetle, an aftermath of the rising temperatures, and the scientists working to counter this voracious invader. Or, if you’d prefer, we also have personal adventures and exotic journeys, the Volvo Ocean Race in France, friendly manatee encounters, incredible aerial landscapes, climbing galore, dogsledding, urban chicken raising and high-lining. There’s even an event where people sleep in hammocks on a highline in the Dolomites!
And if you want to skip ahead to the wonderful white world of the winter, who are we to stop you? All this can be viewed here: http://www.auroraphotos.com/result?webseries_id=14734