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 166,000 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.
Check out the May 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: Vettisfossen, Norway
Photographer: Sondre Forsell
IG: @sondreforsell from Norway
I was on a three weeks road trip with my crew from Overland Norway, searching for beautiful places to camp with roof top tents and go hiking. Three weeks of exploring the country I’m born and raised in. This place, called Vettisfossen, was something I looked forward to the whole trip. It’s not a hard hike to the top, but when you bring a lot of camera gear and tents, it can get a bit heavy. When we got up we went looking for a stop to set camp, as close to the waterfall as possible. If you zoom in, a bit to the left to the waterfall, you can spot one of the tents. This shot was taken the next morning, after a good night sleep, sleeping to the noise of a 300 meter (984 ft) waterfall.
Location:Sequoia National Park, California
IG: @une.alex from the Canada
Here’s the capture of a very significant moment for my boyfriend and I of what the van life is about; the picture, but mostly the story behind it.
Here we are in Sequoia National Park in the United States. It’s around six in the morning; it was a perfect morning, surprisingly calm and still too early for the tourist influx.
The night had been kind of difficult. Despite being summer, the night temperature was really low; we didn’t have any way of warming our home and we were completely freezing. We couldn’t sleep… so we decided to get up on our tired legs, exhausted of the cold and the fear of losing our toes (yeah it was that bad) to go explore the forest.
What a surprise to see that we were completely alone.
A feeling of freedom suddenly took over all of the negative ones as we were driving in our home amongst these 3,000 years old trees, sharing their energy full of wisdom with us; it was a pure happiness moment. So simple. But so powerful.
Here’s the capture of a significant moment of what truly represents the van life. The perfect qualifiers that are associated with it could not be more wrong. But the moments of true and beautiful freedom will be the most frequent, and certainly the most fulfilling; making it all deeply worth it.
Location: Death Valley National Park, California
Photographer: Collin Blaney from United States
What was supposed to be a simple weekend road trip turned into a journey that has forever impacted me and the way I adventure. Making the drive from San Francisco to Death Valley is fairly easy, and we had heard that most of the places to see once in the National Park were connected by smooth/paved roads. So the thought of having any trouble didn’t occur to us. After a full day exploring some of the more well known areas (touristy spots), we set out for something a little more adventurous on day 2. We heard of these giant sand dunes in the North Part of DV. Despite the 130 degree temps we wanted to see these Giant Dunes! What we had in store for us was 3 hours of un-pathed roads, dips, holes in the road, etc. We had to constantly get out and push boulders out of the way. It was long drive and was bloody hot. But, we stuck with it in spite of all the bad omens telling us to turn around. What we were gifted with upon arrival was glorious. Not another person in sight and we had the Eureka Sand Dunes all to ourselves. This photo reminds me to always find a way and to explore even the most hard to get places.
Photographer: Matthieu Tracy
IG: @matthieutracy from the Unites States
This river has been one I have simply driven by over and over again for the last two years, slowly getting more and more accustomed to it rather than being amazed by its beauty. I remember stopping the car, running onto the bridge and snapping this shot because I just couldn’t help myself. As I looked out into the valley, I rediscovered the beauty this place held that I had taken for granted. That is what I love most about photography! The ability for photographs to take you back to the same place over and over again and forcing you to see everything in a beautiful new way.
Location: Lofoten, Norway
Photographer: Josh Silver
IG: @joshsilver95 from Melbourne, Australia
After a steep hour and a half hike to the top of Reinebrigen, this is the spectacular view that greeted me. At almost 448m above sea level it provides spectacular views at all times of the day. The hike begins as a fairly muddy path winding its way upwards through the low birch forest. Climbing higher up the mountain, the trees begin to thin and we came across several short but wet rock steps. This is probably the most rewarding hike I have ever done in terms of the end view. – Word of caution – The locals now strongly discourage climbing Reinebrigen due to an unstable path and rockfall.