Our planet is an amazing place. These incredible photos, excerpted from the book "The Art of Adventure," celebrate all kinds of ways to enjoy it.
This post brought to you in partnership with Tandem Stills + Motion, an outdoor photo agency and community for adventurous souls. These photos are excerpted from their 2014 book, The Art of Adventure: Outdoor Sports from Sea to Summit.
A free diver taking in the morning sunrays in Cenote Cristalino, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Photo by Christian Vizl
Skiing at Mt. Baker, WA. Photo by Grant Gunderson
Climbing in southern Utah's San Rafael Swell. Photo by Tobias MacPhee
Ice climber on a frozen blue looking curtain of Ice near Banff, Canada. Photo by Alain Denis
A man participates in stand-up paddle boarding on Hyalite Lake, Hyalite Canyon just outside of Bozeman, MT. Photo by Ian Shive
Car camping on Shadow Mountain, east of Grand Teton National Park affords beautiful views of sunrise and sunset over the Tetons. Photo by Alex Messenger
Trail running in Bryce Canyon, UT. Photo by Mike Schirf
A climber high in Cabinet Mountains Wilderness area near Libby, Montana. Photo by Steven Gnam
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