Throughout 2018, we are excited to partner with our friends at The Outside Project to highlight the travel photography of their globe-trotting ambassadors, otherwise known as Explorers. The impressive work of these photographers is often featured on The Outside Project’s Instagram account, providing daily wanderlust to their 147,000 followers.
Do you want to be featured on the Resource Travel Instagram? Make sure to use the hashtag #ResourceTravel when posting your adventures! And of course, always share your love for nature and adventure using the hashtag #Outside_Project to be featured on their well-curated Instagram account.
We are also partnering with our friends at Atlas Packs to give away a one of their amazing adventure backpacks to one of our lucky readers. You can check out my experience with an Atlas Pack here, and use the below form to enter for your chance to win a $400 backpack.
Check out the March Photos of the Month from The Outside Project explorers! And if you need more visual inspiration, check out the previous Outside Project Explorer’s Photos here.
Location: Kala Patthar, Nepal
Photographer: Sjoerd Bracke: @sjoerdbracke from The Netherlands
Since I was young, I always enjoyed hiking through the mountains and traveling the world to explore new places. Last year, I traveled for 6 months through several countries in Asia, ending with a big adventure in Nepal! 15 days of hiking through the Himalayas in the Everest Region and seeing Mount Everest in real life is something I’ve dreamed about for a long time. This self-portrait shows me walking down Kala Patthar with Mount Everest in the background. The Kala Patthar peak shows you incredible views of Everest and I am walking on the highest point that I reached during the trek, 5550 meters above sea level. It’s a challenge to reach the top in the early morning because of the freezing cold and the lack of oxygen at these heights, but the views are all worth it. For a moment I felt like standing on top of the world, until I realized the Mount Everest summit was still 3.5km higher than I was.
Location: Yosemite National Park, California
Photographer: David Patrushev: @davishev from the Unites States
We woke up 7 AM to get an early start to the day. We were super stoked because it rained the night before and we were expecting crazy foggy weather. Waking up to what we saw was just amazing. We later figured out that Glacier Point Rd. was closed, so it was either stay in the valley all day, or do the 10 miles roundtrip trail to make it up to Glacier point. We decided to do the trail and it was so worth it! Definitely one of the best days of my life!
Photographer: Elisabetta Fox Piantoni: @foxsbackpack from Italy
I started getting into photography a few years ago, when I got my first phone with a camera in it. The more I traveled, the more I wanted to capture every little thing I saw and share it with all my friends and family. I got my first camera a couple of years ago and photography, along with travel, became my passions.
This is one of my favorite shots because it perfectly shows how you don’t need to be a master of photography to take a good shot. You just need to get out there with fresh eyes and realize that beauty is simple, just like nature. Sometimes you just need to kneel down a little bit or turn around to find a different perspective and .. there it is, right in front of you.
My advice for everyone who wants to get into photography is simple: go out and shoot. No excuses such as “I don’t have the right gear or the time”. If that is your passion then make time for it. Start simple, look for what attracts you in life, from people to landscapes and street photography. Do not be afraid of experimenting. Luckily for us, we live in the digital era where even if you take a “not-so-good shot” you can always delete it and start all over again. Always carry your camera/phone with you, you never know when a crazy landscape or beautiful sunlight pops out of the sky.
Get out there, find friends to share your passion with or even on your own, there is so much to learn and discover out there. Never stop exploring!
Location: Athabasca Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Photographer: Travis Lippert: @travisvisuals from the Unites States
There are moments of my trips that overwhelm me and stop me in my tracks. This was one of those moments in Canada. I had seen hundreds of pictures of this spot and wanted to see it for myself. But actually being out there on that ledge, watching the sun start to fade and feeling the crisp cooling air was more than I could have ever imagined. In this moment I was completely enveloped by nature and nothing could change that, even though we saw a bear there earlier that day. It’s times like these I’m reminded that it’s important to take a break from the speed of life and just go with the flow of nature. Lose yourself to the world and just breathe.
Location: Noosa, Queensland, Australia
Photographer: Ben Savage: @ben.savagae from Melbourne, Australia
While on a holiday with my Girlfriend and her family in Noosa, we decided it would be a good idea to wake up at 4:30am to capture the sunrise at Sunshine Beach near the place we were staying at. We were fortunate enough to have a neat cloud formation in the sky as the sun popped up from the horizon which created this scene. One of my most memorable photographic sessions, the best company and a magical morning all together.
Noosa is full of surprises and unlike any other place in Australia with its tropical weather, early sun rises and early sun sets making a completely different lifestyle while you are visiting. They say the early bird gets the worm and this place is a great example of that. Everyone is waking up early to go for swim, surf,
walk, run or even to just enjoy the serenity and views because it’s so beautiful in the morning here.