I loved this shot of Dean Potter slacklining in Yosemite by Mikey Schaefer when I saw it posted by Nat Geo sometime last year, and now there’s a beautiful short video to go along with it:
Here’s a great short on the making of the wonderful JP Auclair Street Segment from All.I.Can.
And here’s the segment, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so:
Flying in and out of Jackson can be an amazing experience â€“ or incredibly frustrating if you happen to be unceremoniously, anti-climatically smashed into a window seat on the wrong side of the plane. Iâ€™ve always wanted to shoot the Tetons from the air, so with a healthy bit of snow already frosting the high peaks and a two-day window of photo-friendly high pressure last week, I decided to take chance out of the equation and go up in a little Cessna at sunrise to see what I might see.
At the worst I figured it would be a fun, though somewhat costly adventure, but at the very least I knew the photos would probably be pretty decent. I got up at 4:45 and drove over to Driggs in the dark last Monday morning, only to find a thick bank of clouds over the Grand, and called off the flight. Aerial photoshoots always generate the most anxiety, but the next morning I repeated the nervous drive and everything came together on cue â€“ I spent two hours above 14,000 feet, circling the Tetons in perfect morning light â€“ the sum of which was one of the most ridiculous, incredible spectacles Iâ€™ve been lucky enough to witness since living in Jackson. Turns out the photos were pretty good too.
|Southern-facing view over Mt. Moran|
|Grand Teton – North Face|
|Cathedral Group Summits – South, Middle, Dissapointment, Grand, Owen, and Teewinot|
|Summits of South, Middle and Grand Teton as viewed from the south at 14,300 ft|
|Looking south from somewhere over the remote northwestern part of the range|
|Low clouds over Jackson Lake|
|The abrupt rise and complexity of the terrain becomes apparent…|
|Looking north over the range|
|Summit of the Grand with the summit of Middle in the foreground, the Exum Ridge marking the line between light and dark on the Grand|
|Arguably some of the best ski terrain in the world – the southern Tetons from Granite Canyon to Rendezvous Peak|
|Detail – Top of the Tram and Cody Peak|
|A rare self-portrait!|
Found this on the Kessler Crane website last night – it features some beautiful aerials on both R/C and full-size platforms, and a bunch of other great camera work too from Montana-based Helio Collective. From the Searching for West website:
The hunt is a pursuit of balance, while searching for the unknown. The balance that death has struck with life, the one sustaining the other. Everything we eat was alive once. The farmer clears his field in autumn for new life in the spring, and thereâ€™s a rhythm to it all. One man in one place, doing just one thing at a time.
Mark Seacatâ€™s son, West, was born 10 days before elk season. Husband. Father. Hunter. Where does he draw the line on how much to sacrifice?