The Best Outdoor Adventure Photographers

Outdoor adventure photographers aren’t your average camera jocks. Here's a list of a few of our favourites.


Photographers who capture the essence of adventure are a huge inspriration. Mostly they fall into different categories: lifestyle, landscape, outdoor or travel, to name a few. The one thing they have in common though is their ability to capture the visual elements of the landscape as well as the feeling of excitement and anticipation in the air. Our favourite outdoor adventure photographers take shots that make you feel like you are right there in the moment with them.

Without these (sometimes crazy) dedicated folk, many people would never know about, or be inspired to explore, the wild beauty lies just outside their comfort zones. If you're on Instagram, we'd suggest you follow some of our favourites!

Surf: Chris Burkard


Burkard is inspired by movement and adventure, and his main muse is the ocean. He takes incredible photos of surfers which have the power to make you experience the excitement that the surfer is feeling. Burkard enjoys photographing off-beat, remote and wild landscapes. His photography distinctly highlights the contrast between humankind and nature, showing a deep appreciation and respect for the natural world.

Climb: Simon Carter


Simon Carter is an Australian outdoors adventure photographer who focuses mainly on climbing. He has photographed many of the world’s most amazing climbing destinations in Madagascar and China; however he is also passionate about rock climbing Down Under. Carter has climbed every major cliff in Australia and is a true veteran of the business. He has been into photography and rock climbing since he was seventeen years old, and was named one of the World’s Best Adventure Photographers by the Men’s Journal Magazine (USA).

MTB: Paris Gore


Paris Gore is an action sports photographer whose primary focus is mountain biking. His first-hand experience as a rider is evident in his photography, as he understands the movement and mindset of his subjects. This allows him to capture the true essence of the sport in his photography, along with the excitement and fear that the rider is feeling. Gore describes himself as a ‘professional nomad’ – i.e. he spends his life travelling the world, getting wicked shots of his adventures.

Ski: Scott Rinckenberger


Rickenberger is a professional skier as well as photographer, so like Gore, he has a strong understanding of what he is photographing and how to work with the movement and terrain. He photographs landscapes and adventures, and is passionate about sharing stories through images. Through is love of adventure and exploration, Rickenberger is able to seamlessly move between being an athlete and creating art which depicts the beauty of the wild. His photos are very widely appreciated in the commercial market, and his previous clients include REI, Redbull and Patagonia.  

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