Last December I spent the better part of the month in Colombia working on a documentary with the @wherenextlife crew. It was a hell of a trip, filled with great memories and experiences, one of them was this. We spent 3 days high up in the jungly #santaMarta mountains at an old farm house filming rare and endemic birds in the region. This white horse here was one of the local residents, a borderline feral animal that was hard to approach, living a good life with plenty of grazing territory in the wild. I tried with many failed attempts and was astonished when I watched my friend @_josecastano take this very respectful and casual approach to the animal, bowing down and allowing the horse to come to him. The horse approached and the bond was pretty instantaneous. The moment was brief and I’m grateful I had a chance to capture it. It turns out José’s wife trains horses and he’s spent a lot of time around wild horses, it’s all about the vibe, thanks for the lesson José!
The Dawn Wall, SEE THIS FILM! My good friends over at @reelrock have put together yet another incredible film thoroughly documenting @tommycaldwell and @kjorgeson battle to climb the hardest big wall climb on the planet. Their ascent was such a monumental achievement that even president @barackobama called to congratulate them! @andy_mann and I spent some time filming on the wall with Kevin a few years back (swipe to see some of the footage) seeing the crux pitches first hand blew my mind. The Dawn Wall is hitting theaters nationwide for ONE NIGHT ONLY on September 19! Make sure to get your tickets at win.gs/thecrux #DawnWallFilm @rbmhfilms @senderfilms / photo here by the ever talented @coreyrichproductions
A flooded campground in North Carolina’s @capehatterasnps in the outer banks. The #OBX is a thin sandbar coastline that is at ground zero for storms, it’s highly susceptible to Ocean sea rise and has already been feeling those effects. I shot this photo in 2016 on assignment for @natgeo while working on a climate change story, I was blown away to see how beautiful yet fragile this place is. As hurricane Florence continues to bear down on the east coast, North Carolina is taking the brunt of it and much of this coastline is currently underwater. Sending thoughts and prayers to the residents here as the storm continues. 🙏🏻
The pumice fields of #PiedraPomez #Argentina are overwhelmingly photogenic, a place that I would love to spend a more time exploring. The rock here extends for some 30 kilometers, littered with tiny canyons covered in rippled rivers of sand, I’ve never seen anything like it. It felt like a crime every time we walked across them, incriminatingly leaving foot prints as evidence. @danahrichardson @jacadatravel
Flamingos, what’s not to like? These resilient birds are among the oldest living species of birds on the planet, estimated at 50 million years old. Their beautiful pink and orange feathers are a direct result of a diet high in carotenoids ingested through shrimp and crustaceans. There are 6 species of #Flamingo on the planet, this one here is a lesser-flamingo that I photographed in South Africa. Thank you to my good friend @arjandekock for taking me to this spot 🤙🏻
Well, it’s that time of year 🍂 Fall is starting to happen here in the Rockies, it’s my favorite season but it’s too damn short. Hope you all have a chance to get out and enjoy it!