Natives of the #Wayuu tribe of northern Colombia performing a ceremonial #CardinalDance in their village in Camarones, La Guajira. Traditional Wayuu music and dance is derived through their cultural history and rooted in their environment, often performed in gatherings during celebration and meetings. This dance here is the courtship of a man and a women, inspired by the resident bright red Cardinal often seen here in the arid Guajira Peninsula of northern Colombia. Swipe to see the dance and video what the beautiful #Cardinal looks like. This sequence was shot during the filming of #TheBirders , a journey through Colombia exploring its wide diversity of birds, culture and music / @wherenextlife @greggbleakney @diegocolombiabirding @_josecastano @julianmanrique @federicopardophoto @sandraeichmannperret
One of those too-good-to-be-true moments over #Grindlewald Switzerland, this place seems to have a lot of them! This picturesque moment and scene was completely point shoot, taken right off of the balcony of the hotel with coffee in hand while teaching photography to students on an @natgeoexpeditions 🇨🇭
Hard to beat the desert in the winter ❄️ Archive shot of my friend @joekinder looking strong on a first ascent he established high over Hurricane UT
There’s just some locations and scenes that are completely surreal. I’ve photographed this little Cyprus tree on a handful of occasion, it’s a classic nesting sight for ospreys and an absolute point-and-shoot composition, a total gift. Photographed for @nikonusa
Barnacle covered pillars at low tide along the Pismo California Pier at sunset. It’s pretty hard to have a bad day on the California coastline. I stumbled upon this scene while photographing California’s Highway 1 for a @nikonusa campaign for the D500 release back in 2015.
I’ve got a soft spot for light houses, aesthetically speaking, this one in particular is exceptionally special. Built in 1868, the Grand Island East Channel Lighthouse was designed to help boats navigate from #LakeSuperior to Munising Harbor in lowlight and foggy conditions. The waters around the harbor are littered with shipwrecks due to the notoriously dangerous waters. The lighthouse stands today, unused and as a beautiful piece of Great Lakes maritime history and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Photographed for @natgeo for an ongoing assignment on the #greatLakes of North America / #grandIsleLighthouse
Here’s to the next generation ❤️
Yesterday my wife @danahrichardson and I’s lives were irreversibly changed for the better with the birth of our son Gray Douglas Ladzinski. Gray is a family name on Dana’s side ( @juliefranzrich middle name ) and Douglas is after my father @Dougladzinski . There are no words to articulate how magical this experience was, but I can say that he is without a doubt the most beautiful thing I have ever laid eyes on. I want to give a heart felt thank you to all of our family and friends for the kind words and support, and an apology for not getting back to you all, it’s been a wild 48 hours to say the least!
A ravaged camp 1, deep in interior #Antarctica 7 years ago. Oh the things we do for fun! Taken on my very first assignment for @natgeo @natgeochannel on what was among the hardest expeditions I’ve ever been a part of with @mikelibecki @coryrichards @freddiewilkinson . I’ve been blessed with a life of fun and adventure but this weekend I’ll be starting the biggest yet with my wife @danahrichardson as we sit at the hospital preparing to meet our son! More on this soon ❤️
Portrait of a prince / Kalahari @southafrica
Railroad tracks, illuminated as they cut through the twilight in #TolarGrande #Argentina . The sun had been down for nearly 45 minutes when I shot this but the landscape was still glowing, reflecting off the sky and exaggerated by the inordinate amount of dust kicked up by the wind. As we crossed the tracks I could faintly make out the scene, but through my camera and a long exposure it was a completely different sight. As a photographer you’re always chasing light and moments like this are always special and fleeting. I snapped off a handful of long exposures as the remaining light quickly faded out, leaving me with this picture to remember the evening.
One of the best parts of every shoot are the in between moments, the banter, the people you meet and the conditions you work in. This carousel of content here is a lot of behind the scenes from a recent shoot in Veracruz Mx on the Alsesca River I was DP on for @jaybirdsport and @camp4collective . It was a blast and an experience I’m sincerely grateful for, hope you enjoy this mini BTS look into the shoot! Big thank you to @isidrosoberanes for his bad ass paddling skills, director @timkemple second camera and drone op @tjtriage and photographer @angelajpayne 🙏🏻 #earthproof
When it comes to consistent, world class kayaking, there are few places on the planet like Veracruz Mexico. The Alsesca and San Pedro river carve through the steep terrain here, creating an epic playground for paddlers. I recently teamed up with @jaybirdsport for a mini expedition into the heart of the jungle with friend and pro kayaker @isidrosoberanes . It was savage, wet and muddy mayhem on a trip I’m still smiling about. Watching Issy navigate the ever changing conditions of this liquid monster was nothing short of impressive to witness and a blast to film! Big thank you to director @timkemple @camp4collective and team @tjtriage @angelajpayne for another great shoot! #EarthProof #JaybirdVista
Jeff Jackson racing dark clouds to summit the Crystal Tower before getting slammed with rain and hail. Throw back to some good rowdy times in the Rocky Mountains with @rockandicemag
In the flamingo world, vibrant pigment is a sign of health and nutrients. I photographed this stunning #flamingo here in South Africa, it’s beautiful pigment is directly correlated with a high keratin based diet, likely from shrimp.
I can’t get over the look on this #leopardSeal ’s face. As cute and adorable as it appears, it’s actually sizing me up to see if I’m competition for food in anyway. This 10 foot long, curious seal had me swimming in circles to keep it from getting behind me and occasionally displayed its teeth to me and the 8 inch dome of my camera that was surely acting like a mirror of sorts. Once establishing that I was either too ambivalent or stupid to hunt, it playfully went on with its business. Shooting in the icy waters of Antarctica is no easy thing - your fingers and toes can only handle so much and your face swells up and feels like it’s full of Novacaine. A small price to pay for such an incredible experience like this. Photographed for @natgeo on an unforgettable assignment with @paulnicklen @mitty @andy_mann @sealegacy
Sometimes happiness is solely observation ❤️
Happy thanksgiving everyone! ❄️
This pretty much sums up today ❄️ ❄️ ❄️/ Fun day in the snow with @danahrichardson and Vesper