There’s nothing quite like scrolling Instagram on a dark and rainy winter’s morning in the UK is there? Especially when your feed is filled with adventure photographers from around the world who are posting wanderlust-inducing shots that just aren’t helping the situation. Unfortunately, we’re not gonna help the situ with this article either but that desire to travel will be ever-present as always.
1. Savannah Cummins
At 25 years old, Savannah is one of the youngest featured photographers in this list. This by no means has any weight to the amount of experience she’s amassed in only a few years on the job. Growing up in the suburbs of Cincinnati in the US state of Ohio, Sav spent many a weekend playing in the creek behind her childhood home on the hunt for creatures and critters. Having her first proper outdoor experience age 16, Sav was camping and canoeing the waters of Northern Minnesota, experiencing the beauty and simplicity of outdoor life. Now, her passion is her profession – rock on!
2. Robin O’Neill
A highly experienced Canadian commercial and documentary photographer, Robin is based in Whistler and spends the majority of her time alongside adventurers and athletes documenting their escapades as she does so well. Life in the mountains looks pretty sweet for Robin, having grown up in the ‘concrete canyons’ of Toronto, it didn’t take long until she headed straight for the wild. After working with international aid organisations across two continents, Robin ended up in Whistle, BC, where she setup shop and went full-time in outdoor and sports photography.
3. Krystle Wright
An esteemed adventure sports photographer from Queensland, Australia, Krystle now lives a semi-nomadic lifestyle in her quest to present unique moments from the worlds of extreme sports, expeditions and adventures. Known for pushing herself to the extremes (sometimes beyond what might even be considered sane) Krystle will quite literally do anything get that one, compelling shot. In her eyes, the world has no boundaries and neither does her photographic style; whether hanging from precarious positions on remote cliff edges, swimming through jagged, unexplored canyons or trudging for days through vicious, baleful weather – Krystle gets stuck in!
4. Emily Polar
Hailing from San Francisco, California, Emily is currently based in Nepal, South Asia where she’s spent many of the last few years. Documenting the deep connection that humans have with Earth, Emily is a passionate explorer an insatiably curious mind that fuels her emotive work behind the camera.
I rolled off the hillside and fell asleep in the clouds. Well, kinda…I slept under the open sky on a grassy patch where I woke up covered in morning dew. – – – – #nepal #annapurna #mountains #clouds #landscape #travel #sunrise #everydayeverywhere #travelstoke #traveldeeper #earthofficial #discoverearth #himgeo #bbctravel
5. Camilla Rutherford
Born and raised in bonnie Scotland, UK, Camilla has always been a proper outdoor adventurer. After completing an Arts Honours degree from St Martins College of Art in London, UK, Camilla made her way deep into the mountains of New Zealand, ending up in Wanaka. It’s here that she has carved out an undeniable reputation as one of the country’s best adventure sports photographers.
6. Lauren Bath
Dubbed “Australia’s first professional Instagrammer” by Aussie media, Lauren pioneered the Australian influencer industry. She has an impressive client list, having worked with global companies like Tourism Australia and Visit Dubai, as well as many major brands such as Olympus Australia and Travel Insurance Direct. With a dedicated audience of nearly half a million followers, she’s not only one of Australia’s most powerful adventure photographers but also provides a savvy social media consultancy service.
One of my favorite things about Bhutan was definitely all the prayer flags! They’re around for all kinds of reasons. This was a suspension bridge that I crossed when I hiked to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, the temple on top of the hill in Punakha. I didn’t see it when we first crossed as it was 5:00 AM but loved seeing the landscape on my way back down. @tourismbhutan #bhutan
That wraps up our roundup of 6 awesome adventure photographers we’re loving at the moment. If you’ve got any that you follow who we didn’t include on our list, drop up a comment below and we’ll be sure to get them added! Thanks for reading.