We have featured Dan’s work before however you can never get enough of a good thing. Dan Barham is originally from Manchester, UK, but now living on Vancouver’s North Shore, Dan primarily shoots mountain bike and outdoor photography for numerous editorial and commercial clients across the globe, and currently enjoys a position as one of Bike Magazine’s select few Senior Photographers. You can see the complete collection of Dan’s work on his website.
If you’ve never seen videos of Beth climbing, this is well worth a look. She is an amazing athlete who continues to amaze us. You can read more about her here.
2000 ft. of climbing. 2 hours and 50 minutes. No rope. No harness. Or any sort of safety gear. Alone on the wall – Alex Honnold free-solos the Regular NW face of Half-Dome.
When it comes to sky diving photography, the artists are few and far between. We rarely come across skydiving shots that really “move” us, however this photograph is clearly an exception. This shot seems to capture the simple beauty of human flight. If anyone knows where we can get our hands on great skydiving or base-jumping shots please comment!
Van der Spuy, a Team Jeep South Africa rider, was competing in the Time Freight MTB Express at Albert Falls Dam. Out of nowhere a red hartebees decided to cross paths with Van der Spuy and Travis Walker, who captured the whole thing on a mounted GoPro.
So, next time you plan on riding your bike through a game reserve be sure to watch out for crossing antelope. Evan, we’re glad that you’re ok and… that the buck stopped there.
The icefall is not far from where my home in central Switzerland is, and I noticed it a while ago when passing nearby. It is such a bold line. pretty exposed with several sections of freestanding ice columns, but it takes the reference of a climber to show its whole majesty. The problem was that good, safe conditions, with a thin ice line from top to bottom are rare. After a period of cold weather I decided to check out the condition of the icefall. It looked good and I had a quick talk to Walter Hungerbühler who lives right next to the icefall’s exit.
As luck would have it, Walter told me he was going to climb the icefall the next day. I decided to take the chance and get some ‘wide’ shots from the opposite side of the valley. So, when I went back, fresh snow had covered the landscape – breathtaking! I did not have to do much more than wait for the climbers to get in the right position. later, they told me that during their ascent, the whole icefall ‘settled’ (released tension) with a ‘whoom’ sound. Scary if you are climbing, but I did not even notice. Walter and Stefan Suhner, who is belaying in the photo, topped out without any problem.
I have shots that required a lot more effort from my side, both physically and mentally, but in the end, that’s not what makes a great photo. Sometimes, all it takes is being at the right place and not missing the ‘magic’ moment!
Photographer: Rainer Eder
Athletes: Walter Hungerbühler
Location: Wolfenschiessen, Switzerland
Dan Barham is originally from Manchester, UK, but now living on Vancouver’s North Shore, Dan primarily shoots mountain bike and outdoor photography for numerous editorial and commercial clients across the globe, and currently enjoys a position as one of Bike Magazine’s select few Senior Photographers. You can see the complete collection of Dan’s work on his website.