"When the first snow storm of the year hit, I didn't want to miss the opportunity to photograph the event. I got together with a few friends of mine and we set our sights on finding Falls Creek Falls. The closer we got to the trailhead, the more we realized that we most likely will be doing a little more walking than we originally expected. What was originally intended to be a 3 mile walk to a waterfall quickly turned in to a 9 mile trek through the snow. It was also a race against time. In the end, we were lucky to find the waterfall and make it home just as the storm was picking up. Looking back on this journey, the adventure itself will be more memorable than the destination."
"I suffer from a chronic heart condition and I was told to stop doing a lot of the activities that I hold near and dear to my heart, so instead of sitting at home and crying about it I've tried to live healthier to maintain my lifestyle. I chose @spelloftheyukon as my Instagram persona because of the poem by Robert Service, I related heavily to breaking hearts by leaving home and exploring, I've lived across the country and travelled a lot and I can't imagine sacrificing that for anyone or anything. @deusant is my favourite person to explore with, there's something about her energy and equal hatred for Ontario winters that inspire me in ways I can never thank her enough for. She drags me out of this gloomy place and we drive for as long as it takes to stumble into something that makes me take a step back and go, 'it can't all be bad'.
"There are those places that you see in photographs that just drive you to need to see them in person. This canyon in Iceland is one of those for me. It induces that rare feeling of wanting to sit still and take in all the beauty while at the same time run around frantically with a face filling grin trying to explore as much as you can."
"Finding a balance between avalanche safety and striking shots is vital. We went to this cliff band in the backcountry near Vail, CO during a stable snowpack period (below treeline) to find something @jakesthekidd wanted to jump off. The spot was ideal for a safe descent and we snagged this shot on the way down."
'This picture really means a lot to me. After working several months I finally had enough money to fly over and road trip with my brother and a friend. We were sleeping in a tent and I was awoken by the ice, cold air. We drove down to Glacier Point before sunrise, and what I saw that morning was unreal. The colors, the mountains, Half Dome. It was unreal.'
"@beck_riley and I made a last minute decision to hike Colchuck in the morning but wanted to get there early for this reflection, so the only thing that made sense was to camp at the trail head. We set our alarms for 6 AM and went to bed. When we woke the next morning we realized we had snoozed through our alarms, but still were able to get great reflection pictures and make great memories."
"I took my friends on a road trip to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge over fall break. It was on my bucket list to catch the sunrise from the top of a mountain. As soon as it was light enough to see, we booked it up with our sleeping bags and stove in hand to make hot chocolate. This moment was the high point of our entire trip!"
'After a long day of hiking in high heat, Entwistle Photo and his friends cooled down in one of the many alpine swimming holes along the trail at Yellow Aster Bute in Washington State. This hike has some of the most stunning backdrops in the Pacific Northwest, wouldn't you agree?' See Entwistle Photo for more of this landscape.
"We've been on the road for over 100 days on our first round-the-world trip. It's moments like these that put everything into perspective! We're collecting memories, and watching the sky on fire over Lake Atitlan was something special." Photo: @thekiwicouple (IG) Lake Atitlan, Guatemala | #TestedTough
"Waterfalls are a perfect example of the notion that nothing ever happens the same way twice. Never will the water that has fallen from the rock face in one instant return for another attempt. In the same way, we can never relive a moment, which is why I find it best to live each day as fully as possible. In this moment, the falls told me 'do a flip,' so I sent it.”