Witnessing the Aurora Borealis can feel like you’re glimpsing another world. For some people, that’s exactly what’s happening.
How to keep your batteries warm and lens fog-free, plus other essential tips for winter photography.
Make your loved ones’ lives easier with these cutting-edge products
When it feels like each choice leads you down a different path, it can be challenging to choose one at all
Travelers may think of the Himalaya and Patagonia when it comes to life-list trekking. But the Huayhuash circuit in Peru is an equally spectacular cultural immersion and takes you by the mountain made famous in the film Touching the Void.
An inside look at Black Diamond Ambassador Chris Burkard’s hike through Iceland in pursuit of the perfect photograph
When fair weather draws folks outdoors, the food vendors of Brooklyn cater to every taste. Here’s what New Yorkers were munching on this spring.
The Wigudun Galu Association celebrates the ancestral gender diversity of their Indigenous territory
The artist’s first-ever Web3 collection tells the story of his own journey into the outdoors
Amid all the noise surrounding Web3, something fascinating is emerging: a new kind of immersive adventure storytelling
Long a popular tourist destination, Lesotho’s Afriski Mountain Resort is slowly gaining traction with local residents, too
Photographer Brian Kaiser captures the joy of this niche winter sport
In his new book ‘Wayward: Stories and Photographs,’ Chris Burkard takes readers behind the camera on his quest for meaningful experiences
It was only when Stephen Shelesky moved out west that he began to truly accept himself and become part of a supportive community
In an excerpt from his new book, ‘There and Back: Photographs from the Edge,’ the renowned climber and filmmaker recounts a 2003 expedition with snowboarder Stephen Koch
As a professional photographer, I was disappointed in GoPro’s cameras until the brand’s newest iteration
As always, Apple found clever ways to improve upon its camera lenses, making the latest iteration increasingly useful for outdoor adventures
Polaroid-style photography is the antidote for the smartphone era, and a great way to capture your adventures on film
A far-from-comprehensive list
How to tackle Chilean Patagonia’s Dientes de Navarino, the most unpredictable trek in the world
Cecilia Blomdahl’s viral videos are a window into an unfamiliar world full of polar bears, reindeer, and adventures on snowmobiles. But they also offer suprisingly resonant insights for those of us who’ve just spent a year in quarantine.
During the 2015 Gold King Mine spill, Mylo Fowler raised money selling photo prints to deliver drinking water to the Navajo people
The North Face’s new Explore Fund Council, led by Jimmy Chin and Lena Waithe, has big plans—and a big budget—to make the outdoors more inclusive
Capture your adventures like never before
It’s the perfect size to haul around but still packs a big optical punch
Hunting twisters made Jennifer Brindley Ubl feel deeply inspired—until it scared her to death
A tragedy forced Savannah Cummins to come to terms with the fact that doing what she loves means putting lives in danger
A recent incident involving a renowned wildlife photographer allegedly baiting foxes at Grand Teton sheds light on a larger issue
A close encounter in the far north offers powerful lessons about how Native people have chosen to live alongside a dangerous predator
Unpacking an all-time Lee Cohen ski photo during a March storm in Alta, Utah
A new ruling calls into question previous regulations and norms around film and photography on these spaces
This season the Nepalese government says it will require climbers and guides to get permission from its Department of Tourism before disseminating images of others on the mountain. Enforcing it won’t be easy.
Here’s one way to use a flashlight that you might not have thought of
For over a decade, TJ Watt has been shooting photos of disappearing forests in Canada's westernmost province. This striking before-and-after series may help protect what's left.
'MeatEater' host Steven Rinella and adventure photographer Krystle Wright on the experiences that changed them
Switching it up was exactly what he needed
Fed up with packed trails and parking lots, small groups of people have begun to summit in the dark
During May, UK-based photographer Nick Pumphrey challenged himself to experience the sunrise every morning in the sea
'Clarity' dives into North America's largest alpine lake, highlighting the beauty of, and threats to, its renowned clear water
How L. Renee Blount, a.k.a. Instagram's @urbanclimbr, blended her passions for climbing, travel, and design into a budding photography career
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Are social media and selfie culture killing the outdoors? Nah... but as a visit to some overshared spots reveals, they’re challenging our notions about whether there’s a right way to appreciate nature—and who gets to do it.
To mark the start of his sixties, Will Turner swam, biked, and ran 14,765 miles, many of which took place through iconic national parks and public lands. Here are the most stunning photos from his "races."
Surfers at Rockaway Beach held a paddle out this weekend in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement
Photographer Ben Moon spent much of his twenties living in a van and climbing by the ocean, but at 29, he was diagnosed with cancer
This spring, photographer Kiliii Yuyan gathered his camera equipment and, practicing social-distancing guidelines, explored the West Coast to find out how it's been faring in the age of COVID-19
We asked professional photographers for the skills you can practice in your own neighborhood
Spring is the ideal time to collect maple sap and boil it down to syrup. When COVID-19 hit, writer and photographer Andy Cochrane paused his travels around the country and headed home just in time to help his parents with their annual maple-syrup operation in northern Minnesota. Here's how they did it.
Tools for capturing high-energy pursuits
Everything you need to get the shot
Meet Robb Jankura, bike builder turned camera-gear designer
Notoriously crowded beaches, national parks, and other classic travel destinations are now vacant and quiet. See the difference in these before and after COVID-19-shutdown photos.
In his new photo book "Errors of Possession," adventure photographer Garrett Grove documents the region's shifting industries and culture
You don't need to invest in a lot of equipment and expensive photography classes to get high-quality shots. Just use these simple tricks, courtesy of a professional travel photographer.
More than 50 national parks host visual artists every year. These three artists used their residencies to draw attention to climate change, species loss, and pollution.
The architect Charles Bello has spent the past 52 years restoring forests from logging and protecting the land on his 400-acre Bello Ranch in Northern California. Here's what he's learned along the way.
'Expedition Norway' follows a group of photographers on a mission to document the northern lights
Wes Siler is a terrible photographer. So he asked his buddy, photographer Chris Brinlee Jr., to help him take better shots.
Arctic Bath, a stunning new wellness retreat, makes it easy for guests to try out the Swedish health traditions of saunas and icy plunges
A record number of participants took part in the most thrilling marathon on American soil
When the sun goes down, they take to the streets
An armchair psychological study of outdoor Instagram poses—and what you can do to stand out from the crowd. As illustrated by Outside staffers.
Harold Bennally wanted to run the Boston Marathon in moccasins. So he planned a fundraiser on the Navajo Nation to get there.
In a new memoir, the photographer digs into the most meaningful moments of a remarkable human-canine connection
In the new photo book 'Fierce Beauty,' celebrated photographer Eric Meola chases wild weather across the Great Plains
Following a tragedy, a photographer finds a new sense of purpose in the wintertime sky
Use these tips to make sure you get the shot this year
As his dreams of going pro faded, photographer Cooper Dodds fell back in love with ski jumping in an unexpected place. His new photo book, 'Jumper: Flying in the Heartland,' documents the Midwest's surprisingly popular, no-frills tournament circuit.
After tragedy followed Hugo Sanchez from El Salvador to Canada, he started photographing the northern lights, finding a new sense of purpose in the wintertime sky
From unexpected snowstorms to below-freezing bathroom breaks, winter camping is a wild adventure. Some nights, you relish the hilarity of navigating tent poles with numb fingers. Other nights, you'd rather show up, sit back, and crack open a beer. If you're ready for the latter—a mix of chilly excursions and heated luxury—it's time to treat yourself at one of North America's best winter glamping sites. Here are our favorites.
The husband and wife directing team open up about the life and work that they’ve created together—and where it all goes from here.
‘Parks’ chronicles the evolution of the visual identity of the national park system through its maps, pamphlets, and other informational ephemera
Sometimes smartphone cameras don’t cut it. Upgrade that special mother in your life to the Coolpix B600, which features 60x optical zoom, full HD video, and built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity for sharing photos. The controls are simple, so she can get shooting right out of the box.
On the wave-rich islands of Canada's Haida Gwaii, surfing is creating new connections to an age-old culture—and surfboards have been given a more befitting name
A few of our favorite adventure photographers share the behind-the-scenes tales of their legendary pictures
The short road trip on British Columbia's Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler packs in a ton of adventure