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ADVENTURER & EXPLORATION:
Bike into Summer   Bike into Summer
Braden Gunem / Aurora Photos
In case you missed it, May was National Bike Month! Not to worry however, we’ve put together a collection of spectacular mountain biking images by Braden Gunem that will make you want to dust off that bike in the back of the garage and go on an adventure!
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Surf's Up - South Sumatra Style   Surf's Up - South Sumatra Style
Guillermo Cervava / Aurora Photos
Indonesia’s South Sumatra is one of the best places to go surfing in the world. Wave-hungry adventurers can find killer rides, especially between March and October when waves reach epic sizes. Make a splash with this collection of tubular images from Aurora contributor Guillermo Cervava!
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Kilimanjaro   Kilimanjaro
Jonathan Esper / Aurora Photos
Ever wondered what the world looks like from 5,895 meters in the air? Take a trip to Tanzania and climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, with this incredible collection of photos by Jonathan Esper.
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Wildlife From National Geographic   Wildlife From National Geographic
Various / National Geographic Stock / Aurora Photos
Take a walk on the wild side with this new set of images from Aurora and National Geographic. From exotic to domestic, we’ve put together a collection of animals documented in their natural element.
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Get Active!   Get Active!
Various / Aurora Photos
A collection of healthy lifestyle images from Aurora!
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Mastering Mont Blanc   Mastering Mont Blanc
Alexandre Buisse / Aurora Photos
Aurora photographer Alexandre Buisse has just delivered an incredible set of images from his ascent of Mont Blanc in France. Check out this collection of amazing views and brave adventurers conquering the highest mountain in the Alps.
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A Trip To American National Parks   A Trip To American National Parks
Various / Aurora Photos
Explore US National Parks with this collection of images from Aurora Photos!
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Get Outdoors 2012   Get Outdoors 2012
Various / Aurora Photos
A collection of outdoor adventure, action and lifestyle to inspire you to explore the world around you.
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Water Warriors   Water Warriors
Various / Aurora Photos
The people in these images aren’t just content to sit by the lake and catch some rays. Instead, they prefer to head face first into all of the adventures that water has to offer. Check out some great scenes of cliff diving, kayaking, sailing, and more.
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Free Falling   Free Falling
Various / Aurora Photos
Take a journey with Aurora Photos to Algeria and experience breathtaking destinations. From traditional tribal villages, to modern bustling cites, this collection of images is sure to excite the explorer in all of us.
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Mountains of the Moon   Mountains of the Moon
Bruno Zanzottera / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
Everybody knows about the snows of Kilimanjaro, but few know about the Mountains of the Moon. Uganda’s stunning Rwenzori National Park covers nearly 3,000 square miles of diverse territory. It contains several permanently snow capped peaks, Africa’s third highest peak, vast tropical rainforests and a network of rivers and waterfalls. Forest elephants,various primate species, and several hundred types of birds flourish in the Rwenzoris.
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Patrick Orton   Patrick Orton
Patrick Orton / Aurora Photos
The work of Aurora photographer Patrick Orton
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Outdoor Winter 2011   Outdoor Winter 2011
Various / Aurora Photos
Gear up for winter with this collection of outdoor adventure images from Aurora!
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Exploring Khumbu - Adventures In The Everest Region   Exploring Khumbu - Adventures In The Everest Region
Mario Colonel / Aurora Photos
Journey into Khumbu (also known as the Everest region) with Mario Colonel and Aurora Photos!
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Catch A Wave: RF Surfing Images   Catch A Wave: RF Surfing Images
Sean Davey / Aurora Photos
Need a break from the summer heat? Check out this tubular new set of surfing images from Aurora's Sean Davey.
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Christian Heeb: Places   Christian Heeb: Places
Christian Heeb / Aurora Photos
Aurora's Christian Heeb takes you on a trip around the world, highlighting breathtaking views and moving moments!
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Simply The Best   Simply The Best
Various / Aurora Photos
Aurora's Outdoor Collection: Simply the best outdoor adventure and lifestyle images anywhere, and these are just some of the recent additions!
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Summer Fun with Woods Wheatcroft   Summer Fun with Woods Wheatcroft
Wheatcroft / Aurora
Sunscreen, swimming, sandy beaches - Summer has most definitely arrived! Celebrate with this fun set of Summer photos from Woods Wheatcroft.
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Check In Time! Amazing Hotel Images from Aurora   Check In Time! Amazing Hotel Images from Aurora
Various/Aurora Photos
Come stay with us! Check out this collection that features some of our best hotel images.
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Roll Into Summer with Aurora   Roll Into Summer with Aurora
Various / Aurora Photos
As the summer approaches, we've compiled some of our best biking photos for your enjoyment. From a casual spin down Main St. to a full-on biking adventure, this set will be sure to get your wheels spinning.
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Call of the Wild   Call of the Wild
Scagliola / ParalleloZero / Aurora Photos
A hotel closing for the off-season is a common occurrence. A hotel melting for the off-season is not quite so common. Québec's Ice Hotel is just one of the things that makes the region a unique winter adventure destination. Just a short ride away from the Québec municipal area, adventurers can find the sort of outdoor experiences that would make even the most seasoned winter enthusiast jealous. From snowshoeing near Lac La Mot to dog sledding in St. David de Falardou, there is sure to be plenty of wonder in this winter wonderland.
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Introducing Ryan Heffernan   Introducing Ryan Heffernan
Ryan Heffernan / Aurora Photos
Aurora photographer Ryan Heffernan believes that the best images capture "everyday moments that illuminate our common spirit." A much sought after editorial and corporate photographer, Ryan brings unique expression and a sense of place to the Aurora collection.
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Beer, Bait and Ammo   Beer, Bait and Ammo
Young / Gruppe28 / Aurora Photos
Photographer Michael Loyd Young documents the hunting and fishing culture along the coastline from Southern Texas to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Highlighting the south's rich tradition of fishing and hunting excursions, Young takes us out into the woods, marshes and lakes to find the catch.
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Introducing Rapsodia   Introducing Rapsodia
Various Photographers / Rapsodia / Aurora Photos
French Agency Rapsodia's experience in the most difficult environments worldwide has given them unparalleled effectiveness and flexibility. This allows them to offer iconographic commercial and editorial stock images of the highest quality.
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Hawaii RF Like You Have Never Seen   Hawaii RF Like You Have Never Seen
Sean Davey / Aurora Photos
New year, new collections. At Aurora we believe in offering our clients what they want. In 2011 that means fresh new RF images. Get out of the winter doldrums with these images of Hawaii like you’ve never seen, and look for more RF in the coming months.
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RF Collection: New In   RF Collection: New In
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Aurora can cater to all of your creative needs. Long known for our Rights Managed images, we recognize the changing needs of our clients and are now proud to offer a diverse collection of Royalty Free images. You asked, we listened.
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On Food: Clay McLachlan   On Food: Clay McLachlan
Clay McLachlan / Aurora Photos
Food stock or assignment photography, Aurora's Clay McLachlan is on it. He has decades of experience ranging from wine and vineyards to shoots of full scale restaurants such as the shoot he did for Press St. Helena. Clay’s work reflects the essence of the place and his images capture food as the purest expression of the finest ingredients.
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Oh Canada!   Oh Canada!
Various / Aurora Photos
Explore like a Canadian. Get out, seek new adventures, embrace the cold. Experience Canada in all of its splendor. Cross the border to see more images from Aurora.
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Journey To The Top: El Cap   Journey To The Top: El Cap
Corey Rich / Aurora Photos
Photographer Corey Rich captures big-wall free climber Tommy Caldwell's journey up El Cap.
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Winter is Upon Us   Winter is Upon Us
Various Aurora Photographers
When the temperature drops we have what you need. With hundreds of gripping shots of winter sports to choose from, let Aurora outfit you for the season.
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America's National Parks 2010   America's National Parks 2010
Various Aurora Photographers
More than 1,700 new images from America's National Parks have entered Aurora's online collection, many of them in the last 12 months. Have a look!
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Axiom Rough Guides Collection   Axiom Rough Guides Collection
Axiom / Various / Aurora Photos
Introducing a band new partnership between Axiom and award winning British Travel publisher Rough Guides to represent the best of their commissioned travel photography. Rough Guides is widely recognized for their unique travel images that take you off the beaten path to experience unusual, unknown sights first hand. Explore this exclusive collection available only to Aurora Photos from our travel photo partner Axiom.
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Destination Laos   Destination Laos
Aaron Joel Santos / Invision / Aurora Photos
Still considered an untouched gem, Laos has not yet been hit by the tourism industry and is a haven for adventurous backpackers. Located in Southeast Asia, Laos’s forested landscape dotted with mountains and pristine rivers, its intact ancient cultures and its relaxed lifestyle make it the perfect destination for the traveler looking for a unique getaway. Photographer Aaron Joel Santos captured all Laos has to offer in these vivid images of its wilderness attractions, Buddhist culture, local villages, and of course, partying backpackers.
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Perusing Peru   Perusing Peru
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Between coastal desert and the lush Amazon rain forest, Peru sits nestled alongside the Andes. Peru offers a wide variety of experiences; there are museums to visit, waves to surf, and labyrinthine cities to explore. Besides the rich culture, Peru is home to snow-capped mountains, giant sand dunes, and flocks of tropical birds.
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Introducing The Open Collection   Introducing The Open Collection
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
The Open Collection combines the user-friendliness of Royalty-Free licensing with a picture archive that captures the breadth of sports, recreation and outdoor lifestyles. Open covers the diversity of people, places and activities that make us sweat, get high on adrenaline or just put a smile on our face as we explore, challenge ourselves or relax.
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Wings Over Africa   Wings Over Africa
Davide Scagliola/Parallelozero/Aurora Photos
A bird’s eye view over the spectacular landscapes of the black continent. An incredible safari on wings over archaeological wonders, national parks, herds of animals, unspoiled wilderness, hidden villages, tribes and natural masterpieces.
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Norway   Norway
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
With mountains that plunge into the sea, magnificent fjords, northern lights and midnight sun, Norway is a land of beauty and intrigue. Alongside the country's natural grace, Norway is also rich with culture, both ancient and modern. Explore some of Norway’s most hidden treasures with Aurora Photos.
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Quirimbas Time Machine   Quirimbas Time Machine
Sergio Ramazzotti / Parallelozero / Aurora Photos
These forgotten islands off the northern coast of Mozambique, once flourishing as the center of the Swahili kingdom and the province of the Islamic empire, are now abandoned. The colonial architecture of the islands slowly succumbing attacks by sea-salt and ficus roots. And they're also suffering by a gentle sadness which the Portuguese would define as "saudade", crystallized in time like a clock without hands.
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Gorongosa, Dot-Com   Gorongosa, Dot-Com

Gorongosa, in central Mozambique, was one of the first nature reserves to be created in Africa. In the Sixties, the variety of its fauna was such, that the Portuguese called it the "place where Noah landed the ark". A civil war, fiercely fought right within its boundaries, wiped out the animals. Today Gorongosa, returns to life, thanks in part to nature's amazing regeneration abilities, but also thanks to Greg Carr, an American former dot-com entrepreneur, who has invested 40 million dollars to restore the park to its original splendor.
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Gansu China   Gansu China
Christopher Herwig / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photographer Christopher Herwig traveled to China following the shadow of what some would call the Silk. Sand dune sliding, inflatable goat skin rafting, archery, and the usual camel rides are some of the tourist activities in the series here.
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Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon   Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon
Ryan Heffernan / Aurora Photos
The 6th Annual Copper Canyons Ultra Marathon was run on Sunday, March 6th in the town of Urique, Mexico. 365 runners participated, most of whom were native Tarahumara Indians. Over sixty international runners competed as well, many inspired to run alongside the Tarahumara by Christopher McDougall's book "Born to Run". The following images aim to capture the spirit of this incredible race.
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Rafting White Waters   Rafting White Waters
Justin Bailie / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photographer, Justin Bailie has a passion for water, especially white water. For the past several years Justin has been documenting epic whitewater rafting and flat water kayaking throughout the west. Climb aboard and get ready for a wild ride with these images from Aurora Photos.
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Sicily   Sicily
Anamaria Dinulescu / Invision / Aurora
Sicily, the largest island in the mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy, has its own rich and unique culture, especially in regard to art, music, cuisine and architecture. Siciliy's culture is based on nearly 25 centuries of foreign domination, and its landscape is as diverse as it's culture with smoldering Mt Etna, miles of dazzling beaches and robust vineyards.
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Belize Cay Hopping   Belize Cay Hopping
Michael Hanson / Aurora Photos
Just off the magnificent Barrier Reef along the coast of Belize, hundreds of coral and mangrove isles known as cayes bask in the shimmering, clear turquoise and emerald green waters of the Caribbean. Michael Hanson traveled to Ambergis and Thatch Caye, two very different experiences, but both filled with adventure. Scuba diving, snorkeling and sea kayaking as well as jungle hiking, catamaran rides and local cuisine make Belize a must on any traveler's list.
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Chiapas, Mexico   Chiapas, Mexico
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Chiapas, the southernmost state of Mexico, is as rich in history as it is in culture and natural wonder. The state of Chiapas remains largely unknown to travelers, which can lead to rich authentic travel experiences. Between visiting Mayan ruins to making your way through wild tropical jungles, there is a diverse range of adventure just waiting to be found.
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SUP   SUP
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Aurora knows SUP; Stand Up Paddleboarding. With recent coverage in the New York Times and the Ellen DeGeneres show, SUP is sweeping the nation, and it's no wonder...Paddleboarding is the a perfect way to get your exercise, get great views of what’s swimming below, and have fun!
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Costa Rica   Costa Rica
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Canopy jungle tours, perfect swell, abundant wildlife, snorkeling, coffee, waterfalls, need we go on? Costa Rica, though small in size, is huge in versatility, and the perfect get-a-way location for any type of traveler. Beach lovers can bask in the sun on hammocks or surf perfect peelers, nature enthusiasts can explore the mountains or active volcanoes, and adrenaline fanatics can soar from zip-lines or raft down one of Costa Rica's roaring rivers.
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Along the Equator   Along the Equator
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
From the snowy mountains of Ecuador to the tropics of Indonesia, life along the equator is extremely diverse and compelling. Tour with Aurora Photos as we follow the lines of latitude through the 13 countries that lay along the equator.
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Net Fishing   Net Fishing
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Whether it's a means to survival, an outlet to make money or a glamorous way to enjoy some super fresh sushi, there's no doubt that net fishing is one rugged adventure. Take a look and see if you could make your next big catch by the means of only a net.
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Thomas Pickard's Travel Images   Thomas Pickard's Travel Images
Thomas Pickard / Aurora Photos
Whether capturing magnificent aerial shots of exotic islands or getting up-close and personal with wildlife in the arctic, Aurora Photographer Thomas Pickard documents his subjects' beauty and originality in a dynamic and captivating way. Thomas has traveled to 35 countries, working extensively in the Arctic, India, Maldives, New Zealand, and Thailand.
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Trek to Nepal   Trek to Nepal
Whit Richardson / Aurora Photos
Eighteen years ago Whit Richardson made his first trek toNepal. His experience not only helped him define what was important in life, but it also set him on the path to becoming a photographer. This year Whit revisited Nepal treking into Annapurna base camp, then rafting on the Tamur river, and finishing with a trek along the Helambu circuit. Take in the beauty and serenity that is Nepal.
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Down 'n Dirty   Down 'n Dirty
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
With mud season just around the corner the best way to enjoy the outdoors is to simply jump on in and get dirty. Let Aurora help lead the jump off with our muddiest outdoor imagery.
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Kazakhstan   Kazakhstan
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Kazakhstan, the world's ninth biggest country, has gained recent attention due to its oil and from the fictional movie character Borat, a pseudo Kazakh. Yet very few have really explored this country of vastly varied attractions. Trek on foot or by horse in the spectacular Altay Mountains, watch flamingos on steppe lakes, or discover mysterious underground mosques near the Caspian Sea.
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Gear Tested, Aurora Approved   Gear Tested, Aurora Approved
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Aurora takes the current outdoor apparel, textiles, and goods to the test to ensure high quality imagery every time. Check out these new fresh images from the outdoor collection.
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Adventure in South America   Adventure in South America
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Historical relics, architectural and natural wonders, a diverse range of foods and culture, vibrant and colorful cities, and stunning landscapes attract millions of tourists every year to South America.
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Roadtrip to Baja California   Roadtrip to Baja California
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Colorful deserts, endless beaches, fish tacos, and mariachi music are just a few treasures to be found in Baja California. Whether your style is luxurious or minimal, Baja offers a variety of activities for any type of traveler. Roadtrip to Baja with Aurora Photos.
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Surf. Skate. Snow. Ride.   Surf. Skate. Snow. Ride.
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Gear up for ASR with actions shots from the slopes to the streets with Aurora Photos.
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Spearfish   Spearfish
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
No need to hold your breath. Aurora Photos goes beyond the surface with great spearfishing images from down below. Dive into the archive now!
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Hanks Aero Adventures   Hanks Aero Adventures
Adrian Bailey / Aurora Photos
Hanks Aero Adventures is a company that organizes and leads flying safaris through southern Africa. Photographer Adrian Bailey joined one of these trips as it went through Botswana's Okavango Delta.
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Tihama: The Other Yemen   Tihama: The Other Yemen
Pascal Meunier / Cosmos / Aurora Photos
Nestling at the foot of the famous Yemeni summits, the coastal plain of Tihama meets the Red Sea. Though Tihama has lost some of its grandeur, its contrast to the rest of Yemen is fascinating. With its sculpted cities of a glorious past and its abandoned villages of decorated huts, this little known region is pushing to stay alive.
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Shanghai   Shanghai
Christopher Herwig / Aurora Photos
Photographer Christopher Herwig's series of images deals with the ultra modern city of Shanghai. Focusing on its new and ambitious developments, it prepares itself to host the 2010 World Expo. His explorations include traveling to a traditional silk factory in the nearby city of Suzhou and the ancient canal village of Xitang.
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Lamalera: Whale Hunting Village   Lamalera: Whale Hunting Village
Gyula Sorponyi / Invision / Aurora Photos
The Indonesian whale hunter village, Lamalera, mostly exists in the prayers of the Christian people of Lamalera. Lamalera's people have survived for hundreds of years only by the sea and it's fruits: little fish, manta, bottlenose dolphin and the fervently hoped for whale.
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Extreme Ski   Extreme Ski
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Drop into our extreme ski collection. Real athletes, real action, real photography.
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Antique Planes   Antique Planes
Richard Hallman / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photographer, Richard Hallman, takes flight with these pictures of antique aircraft from the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River, Oregon. Soar, dive, glide and spin with Aurora Photos.
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Quirky Outdoors   Quirky Outdoors
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Some where over the rainbow there is an agency that still represents creativity in full color. Relieve yourself from the same ole' same ole'. Introducing fresh perspecitves from Aurora's outdoor adventure photographers.
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Rebirth of Tourism in Native Country   Rebirth of Tourism in Native Country
Kevin Moloney / Aurora Photos
A new generation of Native American entrepreneurs are making their influence felt in tourism with a renewed focus on authenticity. They are managing monuments and parks of the southwest from historic Acoma Pueblo, a mesa-top citadel dating back to the 12th century, to Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley in Navajo country. Though these destinations are frequented by far more foreigners than Americans, they are of the fabric of western history.
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The Road from Manali to Leh   The Road from Manali to Leh
Thomas Pickard / Aurora Photos
The road from Manali to Leh is 475 km long and winds its way through the barren mountains of Northern India. Closed over the winter months due to winter snows, the road opens each year during the short summer season. For travelers, the road is a rough and dusty drive by jeep or bus along a road that is known for it's perilous blind corners, steep unforgiving drop-offs and headache inducing high-altitude mountain passes, such as Tanglang-La Pass at 5,360 metres.
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The Fiestas of Zumbahau   The Fiestas of Zumbahau
Ivan Kashinsky / Aurora Photos
In the ice cold Ecuadorian Páramo, the fiestas of Zumbahau echo off the steep canyon walls. The poor farmers save for years in order to throw giant parties. When the fiesta comes they spend everything they have saved and party for days. During this wild rage of festivities one will find that Catholic and pre-Colombian beliefs have been seamed together. Dancers representing the ancient Andean sun god move through the fiesta to the hypnotic rhythm of giant drums. Mother Mary and Mother Earth become one and the Indigenous people of the Andes celebrate the rituals they have been practicing for years.
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Hanging Out Mt. Washington Style   Hanging Out Mt. Washington Style
Jose Azel / Aurora Photos
Experience 6,288 feet through the eyes of Aurora President, Jose Azel. Gear up and get ready for the extreme.
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Parkour: The Art of Moving   Parkour: The Art of Moving
Lukasz Trzcinski / Visavis / Aurora Photos
Parkour is a physical discipline of French origin in which participants cover a distance, attempting to overcome obstacles they meet on their way. The key for this sport discipline is efficiency - the parkour practitioners should run over their route as efficiently and directly as possible.
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Traditional Skiers of The Altay Mountains   Traditional Skiers of The Altay Mountains
lja Herb / Aurora Photos
In the Altay mountains of China’s Xingjiang province, also known as the Uighur Autonomous region, people still follow in the footsteps of their Mongolian ancestors. Like their ancestors, these people live, ski and hunt using the same handcrafted skis and techniques they have for thousands of years.
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The Sacred Andes   The Sacred Andes
Krystian Bielatowicz / Visavis / Aurora Photos
Photographer Krystian Bielatowicz traveled around Peru and the nearby Bolivian border region for three months to shoot and take part in various celebrations and customs of the indigenous Andean peoples. He went on pilgrimages lasting several days, observed life in a provincial parish and took part in the session led by curanderos – Peruvian shamans.
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The Awe of Antarctica   The Awe of Antarctica
Thomas Pickard / Aurora Photos
The Antarctic Peninsula is a wild and relatively untouched 800-mile long mountain range, characterized by stunning glacial scenery and an abundance of marine mammals and bird life. For visiting tourists, the Peninsula is a chance to get up close to a variety of penguin species and to enjoy iceberg cruises on inflatable motorized boats and to experience the wonders of a unique polar landscape.
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High Altitude People   High Altitude People
Claudia Lopez / Aurora Photos
An interesting and vivid selection of portraits of Nepalese people in the Makalu-Barun Valley, home to many Himalayan Sherpas and mountain porters.
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Explore Croatia   Explore Croatia
Various / Aurora Photos
Whether it is exploring one of the 1,185 barren limestone islands along the coast, sampling the mouth watering seafood, or taking in the sights at the Old City of Dubrovnik as the sun goes down, Croatia is a traveler's delight. Rich in history, culture and natural beauty, Croatia is fast becoming a must-visit European destination.
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Best of September   Best of September
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
With daily submissions, our archive is continually expanding with great images from the best outdoor adventure photographers from all over the world. Here are some of our favorites from September.
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Egypt, My Love   Egypt, My Love
Denis Dailleux / Agence VU / Aurora Photos
Between Denis Dailleux and Cairo, it is a true love story : on one side, an insatiable fascination for this unique place, its mood, its magical lights and an unspeakable tenderness towards its inhabitants ; on the other, a natural generosity, a city which offers itself to this subjugated look, inhabitants full of spontaneous kindness. Denis Dailleux makes regular trips to Cairo, in an obsessive way.
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Adventure in Alaska   Adventure in Alaska
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
There are few places in the world as breathtaking and remote as Alaska. With it's native wildlife, vast scenery and rich history and culture, Alaska is the place to be for outdoor adventure. Try flightseeing to feel Alaska's magnitude, or share in the cultural traditions of Alaska's natives.
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Temples and Dzongs of Bhutan   Temples and Dzongs of Bhutan
Tim Klein / Aurora Photos
Bhutan has a thriving tourist industry that is growing exponentially. Everywhere you look, new hotels are being constructed. To tour Bhutan you must be accompanied by a Bhutanese guide. Most travelers are in groups, though you can travel alone as long as you have a Bhutanese guide. Many of the attractions in Bhutan are the ancient Buddhist temples and Dzongs, which are elaborate fortress architectures. There are seasonal festivals, where you can watch dancing and religious rituals as well as the local people in traditional dress.
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Fishing for Red Gold   Fishing for Red Gold
Nick Hall / Aurora Photos
Bristol Bay, Alaska is home to the largest sockeye salmon run on earth. Every summer thousands of fishermen work the waters of Bristol Bay in search of Alaska's 'red gold'. While celebrated as a shining example of successful fishery management, this giant salmon run is facing some of its greatest challenges yet. A proposed mine, called Pebble Mine, potentially North America's largest open-pit mine threatens salmon spawning habitat and the health of wild Pacific salmon populations in Bristol Bay.
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Aleutian Islands   Aleutian Islands
Pascal Maitre / Cosmos / Aurora Photos
The Aleutian Islands are a chain of hundreds of small volcanic islands, forming a volcanic arc in the Northern Pacific Ocean, that are remote and rarely visited. Most of the archipelago is considered Alaska, while the westernmost extension is a part of Russia.
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Wildlife Tourism in Namibia   Wildlife Tourism in Namibia
Christian Heeb / Aurora Photos
Tourism in Namibia is a major industry. Annually, nearly one million travelers visit Namibia. The stunning landscape and wild life can be experienced through luxury safaris with stays at beautifully designed camps.
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Slingshot Project, Camping   Slingshot Project, Camping
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
This month we sent a dozen of our best outdoor shooters into the field to capture some fresh new images of camping. From the lens and straight back to you, here is a sampling of what they shot.
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Tuckerman Ravine   Tuckerman Ravine
José Azel / Aurora Photos
Warm spring days bring out skiers to Mt. Washington's Hermit Lake hut and shelters. The glacial cirque of Tuckerman Ravine is the attraction.Much of the terrain is extreme and done only by the most advanced skiers. Still many people come, some to sled, others to picnic and enjoy the sun and others to watch the skiers and the potential falls they may take.
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Elbrus Race   Elbrus Race
Carlos Hernandez / Aurora Photos
Elbrus Race is a competition organized by Redfox, a russian outdoor brand. This race goes to the highest mountain in Europe, Elbrus Mountain, 5600 meters high. It is a difficult race because of the high altitude and extreme weather conditions; temperatures are from -20 or -25 º centigrade and winds near 40-50 Km/h on the summit with a wind chill factor of less than -40º Centigrade in most severe cases.
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Namibia   Namibia
Various / Aurora Photos
Although Namibia, Africa happens to be the second most sparsely inhabited country in the world, it is rich with diverse wildlife, vast and textured landscape, exotic back-country lodges, adventure, and fascinating culture. Journey through the diverse terrain of Namibia with Aurora Photos.
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Wind of Fire - Tierra del Fuego   Wind of Fire - Tierra del Fuego
Peter Essick / Aurora Photos
Once the sole domain of sheep farmers, the wind-whipped tip of South America is drawing a new generation of pioneers and adventure seekers. Get a taste of this exceptional part of Patagonia through the lens of Aurora photographer Peter Essick.
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Cave Exploration   Cave Exploration
Robbie Shone / Aurora Photos
Follow Aurora Photographer Robbie Shone down the world’s largest underground free shaft to get a first hand taste of what it would be like to traverse a cave perhaps taller than the office building you are currently sitting in.
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Cordillera Darwin Ski Traverse   Cordillera Darwin Ski Traverse
Kari Medig / Aurora Photos
From late October to early December, adventurers Kari Medig, Steve Ogle, and Dean Wagner attempted the first longitudinal ski traverse of the Cordillera Darwin. Located in the Tierra del Fuego region of Patagonia, it remains one of the least explored regions on earth.
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Miao Keng Cave and The Dragon's Mouth   Miao Keng Cave and The Dragon's Mouth
Robbie Shone / Aurora Photos
Join Aurora’s photographer, Robbie Shone, into China’s Miao Keng, a 499-meter-deep shaft thought to be one of the largest in the world. Together with a team of six Russian adventurers he was the first in, making camp in the dry sandy horizontal passages at the bottom of the big shaft.
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New Outdoor Life, May 2009   New Outdoor Life, May 2009
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
From the sea to the mountains and everywhere in-between, here are some new outdoor adventure images that have just been submitted.
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Fresh in for April09, Outdoor Life   Fresh in for April09, Outdoor Life
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Here are a few of our favorite images that are new to the Aurora archive from some new fresh talent as well as our veterans.
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A Trip to Remember   A Trip to Remember
Tim Klein / Aurora Photos
Guided by four teachers, the students will backpack for five days to visit a Native American community that has existed for 600 years in Havasu Canyon, a pristine side arm of the Grand Canyon. The group will continue with a road trip to the southern rim of the Grand Canyon, then make their way to Bryce and Zion National Parks for day hikes in two more of America’s astounding canyon land National Parks. Highlights of the trip include swimming in pools below Havasu Falls, exploring box canyons, watching for ring-tailed coatimundis, hiking down to the Colorado River, and watching the sunrise over the Grand Canyon.
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Time to Play   Time to Play
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
Aurora Photos takes you on the wild adventures of kids being kids.
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America's National Parks   America's National Parks
Various Photographers / Aurora Photos
From deserts to canyons, woodlands to coastlands, America's National Parks have it all. Discover our diverse collection of some of the most breathtaking preserved lands in the world.
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Spring Outdoors   Spring Outdoors
Various / Aurora Photos
It's OK to jump for joy, we are excited too. Spring in near. Think green, dream fresh and gear up for a new season outdoors with Aurora Photos.
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Winter's Best   Winter's Best
Various / Aurora Photos
Creative, unique and contemporary winter adventure and lifestyle photography that will lift your spirit right off the couch and drop you into the great wilderness.
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Introducing Noor   Introducing Noor
Various/ Noor/ Aurora Photos
Amsterdam based, NOOR is an international photography collective combining the talents and perspectives of nine photographers hailing from seven countries, producing cutting edge, and visually distinctive photographic reportage on news and culture.
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Staycation   Staycation
Various / Aurora Photos
Sometimes the best vacations are right around the corner. In current rough economic times, people are coming up with alternatives to traveling abroad. Whether it's a bike ride through the countryside or relaxing in your backyard, Aurora supports the staycation.
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Everest: Another World   Everest: Another World
Stefen Chow / Aurora Photos
Mount Everest, the mother of all mountains, has long been the ultimate dream for adventurers. 3,000 people have reached the summit to date and nearly 300 people have perished in their attempt to get there. Climbing Everest is a humbling journey into a place where one would almost feel like he was on the moon.
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Grand Canyon River Guides   Grand Canyon River Guides
Kyle George / Aurora Photos
Take a look into the souls of Grand Canyon River Guides through the creative black and white portraiture of Kyle George.
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Texas Water Safari   Texas Water Safari
Blake Gordon / Aurora Photos
The Texas Water Safari, considered the "World's Toughest Boat Race", is a race down the waterways from San Marcos to Seadrift, Texas. The Texas Water Safari has the requirement of only using boats powered by human muscle.
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The Ozark Highlands   The Ozark Highlands
Peter Essick / Aurora Photos
Aurora photographer, Peter Essick, captures the most remote and scenic portions the Ozark Highlands Trail surrounding the Ozark Mountains.
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Mt. Baker Backcountry   Mt. Baker Backcountry
Ethan Welty / Aurora Photos
The Mount Baker ski area is renowned for its heavy snowfall and great snowboarding, but the Mount Baker backcountry offers the off-piste snowslider far more varied choices in terrain and a vastly extended season. The term Mount Baker backcountry is usually taken to mean the large area extending from Mount Shuksan on the east to Mount Baker on the west, including the connecting ridges of Shuksan Arm and Ptarmigan Ridge in between.
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Transalpine Race   Transalpine Race
Carlos Hernandez / Aurora Photos
The Transalpine Race is a rugged 150 mile endurance race in the Alps between Germany and Austria.
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Snowboarding   Snowboarding
Various / Aurora Photos
What do you get when you mix snow, natural and man-made features, a board, a top rider, and Aurora Photographers Jeff Curtes and Dean Blotto-Gray? Snowboarding at its finest.
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Climbing   Climbing
Carlos Hernandez / Aurora Photos
Carlos Hernandez offers up a a new spin on the sport of climbing. From towering rock faces above the sea to urban architecture, Carlos creates images that are powerful, surreal and well beyond the average.
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Athlete Portraits   Athlete Portraits
Various / Aurora Photos
From boxers to ultra long distance runners, this gallery of athletic portraits presents a range of different character types.
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The Fighting Cholitas   The Fighting Cholitas
Ivan Kashinsky / Aurora Photos
High up in the Bolivian Andes, Cholitas take part in Lucha Libre, a style of wrestling that began in Mexico. The Cholitas that participate in this wild sport are of Aymara decent and dress head to toe in their traditional clothing.
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Introducing Chico Sanchez   Introducing Chico Sanchez
Chico Sanchez / Aurora Photos
Mexico based photographer, Chico Sanchez, brings his passion for photojournalism and eye for unique stories to Aurora. From his travels in Spain to the cities of Mexico, Chico captures the spirit of his subjects.
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New Mexico: Land Of Enchantment   New Mexico: Land Of Enchantment
Various/ Aurora Photos
Aurora photographers capture New Mexico from it powdery white ski ranges to the the white sands of New Mexico's White Sands National Monument.
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Mentawai Islands   Mentawai Islands
Juan-Manuel Castro Prieto / Agence Vu / Aurora Photos
Agence Vu photographer,Juan Manuel Castro Prieto, traveled to Mentawai. The Mentawai archipelago is a group of four small islands located approximately 150 kms from the west coast of Sumatra. This isolated land hosts a native Malay population and is a noted destination for surfing.
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Explore Greece   Explore Greece
Various/Aurora Photos
Greece is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. From it's beaches to it's suitable sunny summer weather, Aurora photographers let you explore Greece through their lenses.
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Cabin Fever   Cabin Fever
Various/ Aurora Photos
As the winter season approaches, cabins are a cozy retreat away from the rest of the world. Various Aurora photographers show you cabins across the globe.
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Featuring Marc Adamus   Featuring Marc Adamus
Marc Adamus / Aurora Photos
Marc has the special ability to create magical, sometime surreal, images that bring the viewer into phenomenal scenes in nature.
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A Different View of a Desert   A Different View of a Desert
Rodrigo Gomez-Rovira/VU/Aurora Photos
Rodrigo Gomez-Rovira looks at the Atacama Desert,a virtually rainless plateau in South America, and captures a different view.
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Chile: Land of Extremes   Chile: Land of Extremes
Various Photographers/Aurora Photos
Various Aurora photographers explore Chile's landscape of extreme from Southern Patagonia's glaciers to the salty Atacama desert.
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The Heirs of Genghis Khan   The Heirs of Genghis Khan
Jens Rötzsch / Gruppe28 / Aurora Photos
Photographer Jens Rötzsch visited Mongolia, and shows with his images, a country at the crossroad between traditional nomadic life and western modernity.
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Outdoor Engagement   Outdoor Engagement
Various / Aurora Photos
Fresh, innovative and creative is what defines our Outdoor Collection. We continue to surpass the rest in this highly regarded and expanding body of work.
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Nordic Photo Collection   Nordic Photo Collection
Various Photographers/ Nordic Photos / Aurora Photos
Nordic Photos is one of the largest collections of images focused on the Nordic region. From editorial to creative imagery, The Nordic Photos collection at Aurora Photos is your source for images from the North.
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Travel to the Roof of the World   Travel to the Roof of the World
David Stubbs / Aurora Photos
The magical land of Nepal has captured many Westerners' imaginations. From it's scenic beauty along the Himalayas to it's sacred sites, this country is experiencing a surge in tourism. Aurora photographer, David Stubbs, captures the spirit of Nepal.
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Discover Slovenia   Discover Slovenia
Various/ Aurora Photos
Formerly a part of Yugoslavia, Slovenia is a European gem for people traveling on a budget. Various photographers capture this Central European country that is becoming popular with tourists.
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Explore Iceland: the Land of Fire and Ice   Explore Iceland: the Land of Fire and Ice
Various Photographers/Aurora Photos
Iceland is quickly becoming one of Europe's hottest travel spots. From it's breathtaking glaciers to it's enchanting hot springs, Iceland offers a unique experience. Various Aurora photographers capture the essence of Iceland through shooting the country's natural features.
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Hemis Photo Collection   Hemis Photo Collection
Various Photographers/ Hemis Photos / Aurora Photos
Hemis photos is the largest collection of stock images of France and is recognized for its outstanding travel pictures for editorial and advertising use. The Hemis photo collection at Aurora Photos is your source for creative travel imagery.
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Myanmar Behind Closed Doors   Myanmar Behind Closed Doors
Various Photographers/Aurora Photos
From political oppression to the aftermath of a cyclone, Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a country struggling to find it's freedom. Various Aurora photographers capture Myanmar's amazing culture and beauty behind it's closed doors.
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Featuring Andrew Kornylak   Featuring Andrew Kornylak
Andrew Kornylak
Aurora is proud to present the adventure photography of Andrew Kornylak. Although diverse in his photography talents, adventure has been a long standing passion and focus.
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Canada from Sea to Sea   Canada from Sea to Sea
Various Aurora Photographers
Canada is the world's second-largest country that attracts tourism through its uniqueness. Experience Canada's extraordinary beauty through Aurora photographers' eyes.
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Experience the Kingdom of Thailand   Experience the Kingdom of Thailand
Various Aurora Photographers
Thailand is one of the biggest tourist destinations in southeast Asia. Aurora photographers capture the essence of this ancient kingdom's natural beauty and cultural attraction.
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In the Footsteps of a Million Camels   In the Footsteps of a Million Camels
Joanna B. Pinneo/ Aurora Photos
Each year, Sudan exports a quarter million camels to Egypt. Desert nomads depend on the profitable camel trade for their livelihood. To do so, they must travel one of the most treacherous of the ancient trading routes - Darb el-Arbein, the Forty Days Road, so named because of the length of time it takes to travel from central Sudan to southern Egypt.
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Photography From Below The Surface   Photography From Below The Surface
Robbie Shone
Go below the earth's surface and discover the incredible caving photography of Robbie Shone. This type of dedication and photography is incredibly unique. It takes a very different level of expertise and vision to bring this quality of photography back from the depths of the earth.
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Mud   Mud
Assorted Aurora Photographers
Go ahead, liberate yourself and get muddy! From spas where you slather yourself with mud to taking a sloppy ride through the muck on a mountain bike, we have the grit to show.
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Kiteboarding   Kiteboarding
Assorted Aurora Photographers
The adventure sport of Kiteboarding has exploded over the last few years. While harnessed to a big kite, the wind carries the rider over water or snow on a short board which can maneuvered with grace.
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Get Outdoors   Get Outdoors
Assorted Aurora Photographers
Get outside and breathe some fresh air. This new collection of imagery will inspire you to stand up and move your body towards the light and open air. The best of the best outdoor photography is being gathered and distributed through Aurora on a regular basis.
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The Soviet Roadside Bus-stop   The Soviet Roadside Bus-stop
Christopher Herwig/ Aurora Photos
n 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed it tore down with it the infamous Iron Curtain revealing a world that was mostly unknown to the west for the better part of the century. The phenomenon of the road side bus stop shelter as works of art is a surprising revelation one may not have expected to discover in this land filled with functionality and coldness.
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Everest   Everest
Aurora Photographers
There are plenty of images out there of Everest, but nothing quite like what Aurora photographers capture. Where else can you find a game of baseball being played at basecamp or a comical view of nature calling on the big mountain.
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Introducing Mario Colonel   Introducing Mario Colonel
Mario Colonel / Aurora Photos
Specializing in mountain photography, both as a professional photographer as well as a professional mountaineer, Mario Colonel has been living in Chamonix for the past 20 years. Vagabond of the mountaintops, he has trekked to the four corners of the word, with expeditions in the Himalayas, Patagonia, Canada and Bolivia.
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The Historic Photography of Tom Frost   The Historic Photography of Tom Frost
Tom Frost / Aurora Photos
Photographer and filmmaker Glen Denny said of Frost and his photography: "Most of the climbing photos you see now are prearranged setups for the camera on much-traveled routes. The impressive thing about Frost is that his classic images were seen, and photographed, during major first ascents. In those awesome situations he led, cleaned, hauled, day after day and--somehow--used his camera with the acuity of a Cartier-Bresson strolling about a piazza. Extremes of heat and cold, storm and high altitude, fear and exhaustion . . . it didn't matter. He didn't seem to feel the pressure." Aurora is very proud to introduce this historic work on our site.
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The Winter Road to Zanskar   The Winter Road to Zanskar
Frank Huster / Aurora Photos
The old Buddhist kingdom of Zanskar quietly sits in a remote valley in the Indian Himalaya, near the border of Pakistan. Only during summer does a dirt road connect Zanskar to the rest of the world. The remainder of the year, the region remains cut-off, but for a couple of winter months when the temperature drops enough for the Zanskar River to freeze and “Chadhar” to come to life. Chadhar is this vital section of the River that flows from Zanskar into the Indus River and allows walkers to rejoin the highway connecting Leh, the capital of Ladakh to Kargil and the West. The week-long journey remains a traditional route used by all who must travel during the winter months. The Indian army’s Border Roads Organization (BRO) is building a road in the Zanskar river gorge, which will quickly and safely link Zanskar’s capital Padum to Leh. While everybody in Zanskar wants the road, they also know it will change their culture and traditions forever.
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Yoga   Yoga

Slow down and take some time for yourself. Visually enjoy keywords such as "quiet", "still", "vitality" and of course "health". Yoga is on a vertical growth curve, Aurora's Outdoor Collection demonstrates why.
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Sailing   Sailing
Various Aurora Photographers
This groups favorite natural resource is wind power. Cruising, racing and the lifestyle of living on a boat is all available at Aurora Photos.
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Introducing Ty Milford   Introducing Ty Milford

Ty Milford's eye understands perfectly the concept of fun. His lifestyle images demonstrate his ability to see what we all want to feel; playfullness, quirky and joy.
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The Outdoor Woman   The Outdoor Woman

She is fit, healthy and tan. She has deep laugh lines. Her shoe collection has no heels, it does have mud, sand and sticky rubber associated with it. Her partner desperately tries to keep up.
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Creative Outdoors   Creative Outdoors

Aurora Photos outdoor photographers come in all varieties. Whether it be hanging thousands of feet off the ground, waiting in the tube for the surfer to drop in or maxing out following a professional endurance athlete, Aurora's shooters still manage to apply their creative skills to get the commercial image.
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Grand Staircase-Escalante N. M.   Grand Staircase-Escalante N. M.
Ian Austin / Aurora
The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument's vast and austere landscape embraces a spectacular array of scientific and historic resources. This high, rugged, and remote region, where bold plateaus and multi-hued cliffs run for distances that defy human perspective, was the last place in the continental United States to be mapped. Even today, this unspoiled natural area remains a frontier, a quality that greatly enhances the monument's value for scientific study. The monument has a long and dignified human history: it is a place where one can see how nature shapes human endeavors in the American West, where distance and aridity have been pitted against our dreams and courage.
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John Smith's Chesapeake Bay, 400 years.   John Smith's Chesapeake Bay, 400 years.
Peter Essick / Aurora
Aurora photographer Peter Essick documented Chesapeake Bay and brought back images that examine the current state of the Bay and the sites explorer John Smith gazed upon hundreds of years before. As we approach the 400-year anniversary of Smith's exploration, this work helps us understand what treasure Chesapeake Bay.
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Playing on Rocks   Playing on Rocks

Looking for the real-deal when it comes to climbing photography? Look no further. The OC represents the top rock climbing shooters and photos of the creme of the crop climbers who scale the most challenging rock walls around the globe. A mix of rock, ice and big mountain climbing photography can be easily searched and found in quantity in the OC. These shooters and climbers takes huge risks and push well beyond self doubt and fear to bring the OC a one of a kind gallery of images from high above.
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Introducing Joe McBride   Introducing Joe McBride
Joe McBride / Outdoor Collection / Aurora
Aurora is thrilled to have Joe McBride contributing commercial driven photography to the Outdoor Collection. Based out of Los Angeles, Joe has been creating dynamic action sports photography and emotional charged lifestyle portraits for the last 14 years. Working closely with an art director at Aurora, Joe has been creating fresh imagery following current trends and the needs of today's art buyer. His easy going personality and top-notch professionalism clearly shows through the images Joe creates.
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A Slow Boat to Somewhere   A Slow Boat to Somewhere
Peter McBride/Aurora
The cargo ship "Kura Ora" ("Good Morning") is the lifeline of the Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia's 3000 mile long archipelago. The rusty, 163-foot vessel travels to 21 of the 78 Tuamotu Islands, covering a distance of over 900 miles on its monthly run. The ship brings vital supplies to the islands, transporting everything from food, fuel, and lumber to beer, bikes and tractors--over 600 tons of supplies. Truly making it the lifeline of the islanders and one of the world's most unique cargo ships.
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South American Sandboarding   South American Sandboarding
Olivier Renck/Aurora
Fans of American snowboarding magazines find their out excitement in southern Peru. They have discovered a boarder's paradise, the Ica Desert, which boast some of the longest slopes in the world. "Tell the snowboarders to come here. There aren't any avalanches, the weather is always good and sand doesn't melt!"
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Palmyra Atoll   Palmyra Atoll
Randy Olson/Aurora
The largest purchase to date for the Nature Conservancy is the Palmyra atoll situated about 300 miles north of the equator.
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Everest: 50th Anniversary   Everest: 50th Anniversary
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first summit of Everest. May 29, 1953, New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa of Nepa

View this collection of images from Aurora on Everest, Sherpa's an
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New Zealand   New Zealand
David McLain/Aurora
Birth place of the Bungee jump, land of mist and ice, from vineyards to caves and glaciers an adventurer's paradise.
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Iceberg Alley   Iceberg Alley
David McLain/Aurora
Iceberg Alley is the name given to the waters that run from Greenland to Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Color Outdoor Stock   Color Outdoor Stock
Chris Pinchbeck/Aurora
Scenics and adventure stock from various locations.
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The Lewis and Clark Trail   The Lewis and Clark Trail
Jose Azel/Aurora
Almost 200 years ago the land's of Native Americans, bison and wilderness began an epic of change.
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Drakensberg Mountain Range   Drakensberg Mountain Range
Adrian Bailey/Aurora
Adrian Bailey and writer David Bristow attempt South Africa's largest range known as the Dragon's Mountain. Full Text Available For License.
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Aurora in Space   Aurora in Space
NASA/EAC Images
From JFK's historic pronouncement to the Space Shuttle and beyond.
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Tatshenshini   Tatshenshini
David McLain/Aurora
Follow an expedition through the winding path of the Tatshenshini river in British Columbia. The river runs through cool green mountains and ice blue glaciers.
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Crossing the Sahara   Crossing the Sahara
Chris Anderson/Aurora
The Sahara's Ténéré is a chunk of the planet gone dead, 154,000 square miles [398,860 square kilometers] of nothing-except for faith, war, salt, beer, speed … and an urgent sense of what it is to be alive.
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Maya Quest   Maya Quest
David McLain/Aurora
Travel through Belize, Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula, explore ancient ruins, attend a religious festival and meet many modern-day Maya.
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Congo Adventure   Congo Adventure
Chris Anderson/Aurora
The first Westerners in years venture down the Chinko River.
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